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 23, 2010

SEATTLE - From hay, mint and onions to apples and cherries, some Washington farmers rely on a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, also sold as Lorsban. Its use is as controversial as it is common across the country, and a lawsuit filed Thursday seeks an outright ban by the Environmental Protection Agency ...Read More

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - The Wild Rogue could get a little wilder if conservation groups in Oregon get their wish. A new plan would expand federal protection for this portion of southwest Oregon by 58,000 acres, but it has yet to be introduced as legislation by the Oregon delegation. In May, a timber ind ...Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A new study finds a surprising number of Californians are skipping the bank and relying more and more on cash transactions. Social welfare advocates worry the practice exposes many to high costs and other risks. Eleni Constantine, director of financial security portfolio with ...Read More

FORT MITCHELL, Ken. - Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark legislation outlawing discrimination against people with disabilities - the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To celebrate the milestone, some Kentucky crusaders have been on an 11-city "freedom rally' tour to demonstrate t ...Read More

PHOENIX - One Arizona man is likely alive today thanks to a program that has installed 36 life-saving machines in 20 of the state's nonprofit arts and cultural facilities. Recently, Phoenix Theatre staff were able to use one of the automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to stabilize the man in dis ...Read More

BISMARCK, N.D. - This Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is credited for helping North Dakotans with disabilities have equal access to buildings and jobs. Russell Cuask, director of the North Dakota Division of Vocational Education, says the Act si ...Read More

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A pesticide commonly used in the nursery industry, on fruits, vegetables and up to 95 percent of the onions grown in New York, is the target of a lawsuit, calling for a federal ban on chlorpyrifos. Kevin Regan, an attorney with Earthjustice, which filed the suit, says it's a known ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - New guidelines are likely to allow more women in the U.S. to attempt vaginal births after initial cesarean child deliveries. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is stepping back from its former hard-line position that women who have had a cesarean sectio ...Read More

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