PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: July 13, 2009

Charleston, W. Va. – More workers die on construction job sites than at any other location, according to the National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and it's taking a joint effort - by unions, construction contractors and company owners - to bring the accident rates down ...Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - By the end of the year, more than half a million Californians will find themselves in a "doughnut hole" - and it isn't a sweet place to be. The hole represents a coverage gap in Medicare's prescription drug program that leaves individuals to pay for their own drugs costs while s ...Read More

Madison, Wisc. – Sometimes, "the middle" isn't such a great place to be. For instance, much has been said about the risks of being obese, but when it comes to being overweight - that is, the middle range between normal weight and obesity - the health focus has not been so keen. In adults, bei ...Read More

Nashville, Tenn. - Some toys based on the popular "CSI" television series are contaminated with asbestos. The toxic contents have been confirmed in the mock "fingerprint powder" found in the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fingerprint Examination Kit" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Lab ...Read More

DENVER - The forecast for the beginning of the week in Colorado is HOT. Some areas will be flirting with triple-digit temperatures. That has medical professionals spreading the word to stay cool, stay hydrated and don't overdo it - in order to avoid heat stroke, which can be fatal. Physician Chris ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There are some 85,000 children in Minnesota who often can't to go to a doctor when something ails them, because their caregivers can't afford it and don't have health care insurance coverage for their children. However, a new bill squeaked through this year's turbulent legislative ...Read More

DULUTH, Minn. – Supporters of limits on concealed weapons fear a surprise move in Congress that would force states like Minnesota to allow virtually anyone to carry a loaded, concealed gun in public. Joan Peterson, the Minnesota spokeswoman for the Million Mom March Northland Chapter, warns th ...Read More

Lyons, Neb. – Are farmers and ranchers age 35 and younger becoming an endangered species? The Center for Rural Affairs says there has been a significant farmer decline in the past 15 years, the most dramatic drop of the last century. According to a 2007 report from the U.S. Department of Agri ...Read More

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