PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 

Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

Daily Newscasts

Archive: March 22, 2010

DULUTH, Minn. - The Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division, a committee of the Minnesota State House, has voted to reject a bill meant to close a loophole that allows the sale of weapons at gun shows without requiring background checks. Joan Peterson of Duluth, who lost her sister to gun violenc ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. - For a long time, states have lured companies with incentive checks in an attempt to broaden the tax base and bring in new jobs. However, a new report from the Pennsylvania-based Keystone Research Center says that practice has run its course. It recommends instead that the state's a ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - The state Long-Term Care Ombudsman needs more eyes and ears around Oregon to help advocate for the more than 50,000 Oregonians who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Many are vulnerable and unsure of their rights, or even how to speak up for themselves, when quest ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - Flooding over the past several years in Wisconsin and dramatic weather events across the globe are driving an effort to organize women to work on solutions to climate change. The international humanitarian group Oxfam America is behind a campaign called "Sisters on the Planet." The " ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Protective orders against domestic violence in West Virginia have among some of the shortest periods in effect in the country, just 180 days. However, judges will have the option of granting a one-year order if a bill just passed by the legislature is signed into law. Celena Ro ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - Compared to most states, Connecticut has seen a greater reduction in the past year in the percentage of people in prison. It ranks sixth in a new report from the Pew Center on the States, which shows that the nation's overall prison population has declined for the first time since ...Read More

JEFFERSON CITy, Mo. - As advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) issues gear up for Lobby Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, they celebrate a small victory, as a House committee holds its first hearing on the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act today. That hasn't happened with si ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeye State is this week's destination for a clean energy mission traveling the country in a bio-Diesel-fueled bus. The goal of the "Veterans for American Power" bus tour is to build better public understanding of the national security implications of climate change. During ...Read More

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