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 2, 2009

President Barack Obama held another Town Hall meeting on health care reform Wednesday, and Minnesota supporters of reform want Congress to listen. Eliot Seide, executive director of Minnesota AFSCME Council 5, says health care premiums have increased 90 percent in eight years, meaning 1 million Min ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – Newly-elected Sen. Al Franken told a strong pro-labor rally at the State Capitol Tuesday afternoon he’s not going to "waste this chance." On Tuesday, the state Supreme Court ruled Franken won the election over incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, who chose not to continue to a hig ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - In a state-by-state report on the status of health care, the federal government says more and more Virginians cannot afford health insurance. According to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, small businesses in particular have a difficult time providing care to the ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Everglades has been called the River of Grass, but conservation groups say it may be in danger of drying up without immediate bridging along the Tamiami Trail between Miami and Naples. Rebecca Garvoille, Everglades environmental policy consultant to the National Parks Conserv ...Read More

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Good news for seniors and others who take part in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan: The four-year-old program is meeting some key goals, such as producing health benefits. A study by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has found a small but significant imp ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - Billions of dollars hang in the balance as New York State Senate Republicans and Democrats battle it out. The money comes from federal stimulus funding that requires action by New York lawmakers to get the cash flowing. Senators obeyed a court order and showed up in Albany Wednesday, ...Read More

Albuquerque – School's out for the summer in New Mexico, but the state's teachers are getting down to business. Here at home, educators and National Education Association (NEA)-New Mexico, the state's largest educator's union, are in court with the state over the legislature's decision to tax ...Read More

Boise, ID – More than 10,000 educators believe "Hope Starts Here." That is their theme as they convene the National Education Association Representative Assembly tomorrow in San Diego. They plan to tackle the tough issues, including funding, school dropout prevention, and the No Child Left Beh ...Read More

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