PNS Daily Newscast _ March 31, 2020 

Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 

During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Archive: July 14, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. - Each year, more than 16,000 migrant and seasonal workers plant, cultivate, and harvest Virginia's labor-intensive crops, such as fruits, vegetables and tobacco, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. At present, however, the U.S. Senate is moving to expand the federal sys ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Hunger is on the rise in Minnesota and visits to food shelves in the first three months of this year were up 28 percent over last year, according to a new study from Hunger Solutions. More than 237,000 children visited food shelves with their families in that time, making it tough ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Drugs commonly used to induce labor can be risky to mother and child, according to some medical experts who says there are risks involved if the dosage is too high or the drugs are misused, particularly in the case of a vaginal birth following a previous cesarean. Kelly Sorenso ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Some people thinking about going to college in the fall may worry that they've waited too long to seek financial help, or they may have heard rumors that loans aren't being handed out. Laurie Wolfe, the executive dean of student services at Des Moines Area Community College, says ...Read More

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania's swim club controversy, splashed all over the headlines in recent days, is still not settled and it's also raising some bigger-picture issues, such as what rights a 'private' club has, and how where people live affects their feelings about race. The suburban Philadelp ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's delayed two-year budget will soon be a done deal, with lawmakers agreeing to video lottery terminals at race tracks as a way to raise revenues. Those who advocated for other revenue-enhancing options are expressing disappointment, as they say many programs and services ...Read More

SEATTLE - Clean energy champions in Washington are marking a milestone this month. A proposal to expand a coal plant in Utah has been scrapped, and that's the 100th time in recent years that a planned coal plant project has been turned down or such a plant has been retired. The cancelled plan would ...Read More

HELENA, Mont. - Insiders on Capitol Hill in Washington are saying that Montana Senator Max Baucus is being pressured to drop his plan to tax employer-provided health-care benefits. Senator Baucus, as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is a key player in the health system reform debate. Eric ...Read More

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