PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: June 11, 2010

RICHMOND, Virg. - A bill that would extend Medicaid payments, COBRA and other benefits, known as the "extender bill," has been weaving in and out of legislative meetings for days - and it appears to have stalled. Proponents of the bill worry that, without the extension of these benefits, many states ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Debtor's prisons were outlawed in the 19th century, but recent practices by debt collectors in Iowa have civil rights experts wondering if the prisons are back in a new form. Here's the tactic being used by some collection agencies - ask a judge to issue a warrant for the arrest o ...Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than one million gallons of chemicals called dispersants have been sprayed into the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to break up the plume emanating from the B.P. oil spill, but some of the key ingredients were kept secret until this week. They finally were revealed by the Enviro ...Read More

PHOENIX - While the sales tax hike approved by Arizona voters has taken effect, critics complain it is doing nothing to remedy cuts made to state programs benefiting the working poor. The ban on new enrollments in KidsCare is one cutback hitting low-income families hard, according to medical social ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - New technology is helping a pair of old locomotives save money and run cleaner in the Twin Cities. Project Green Fleet, a collaboration among businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations to reduce emissions from Minnesota’s diesel vehicles, has retrofitted ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A bill containing an extension of unemployment benefits will not come to a vote in the U.S. Senate until next week at the earliest, but labor representatives remain hopeful the wait is almost over. Those benefits are part of a $140-billion bill containing tax breaks, a delay in M ...Read More

TACOMA, Wash. - Months before the B.P. oil rig disaster, a Tacoma group was working in the Gulf Coast region to determine the potential financial impact of restoring the Mississippi River Delta. Earth Economics did a similar study of Puget Sound in 2008. The group's executive director, economist D ...Read More

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