PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: October 19, 2012

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. – According to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, West Virginia does a terrible job tracking and evaluating the tax breaks intended to spark job growth. Sean O'Leary, policy analyst at the Center, says the state tax department doesn't report the total actual cost ...Read More

PHOTO: A voter registration drive that started this summer is reporting success in registering more than five-hundred new New York voters.

NEW YORK – A voter registration drive on Long Island outside of New York City is reporting success in registering more than 4,500 new voters. Some of them say they plan to vote because of cuts in federal programs. Twenty-year-old Demetrius Labozetta is an organizer with Youth Enrichment Servi ...Read More

PHOTO: Picture of Seneca Lake. Courtesy Southeast Ohio Alliance to Save Our Water.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Residents and conservationists in Ohio are expressing concerns that the thirst for fracking in their state will dry up water resources. The shale gas drilling industry is acquiring sites in eastern parts of the state, with the number of wells expected to increase from around ...Read More

PHOTO: Less than half of the $2.5 billion in National Mortgage Settlement money, paid by banks to states, is being used to assist troubled homeowners and prevent foreclosures.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When Utah received almost $22 million as part of the National Mortgage Settlement from banks after the nation's mortgage lending crisis, the state did not use it to help struggling homeowners. And according to a new report from Enterprise Community Partners, many states ...Read More

PHOTO: Those receiving Social Security will see an increase of 1.7 percent next year in their benefits.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Americans who receive Social Security benefits will see an increase of 1.7 percent in their monthly checks next year. The Social Security Administration announced the cost of living adjustment (COLA) earlier this week. Dennis Eisnach, volunteer president of AARP-South Dak ...Read More

PHOTO: The gubernatorial race in New Hampshire heats up around Medicare issues.

MANCHESTER, N. H. – Thursday's New Hampshire gubernatorial debate drew protests in Manchester as local seniors turned out to show their support for Medicare and to denounce proposals to shift that care to a block grant or voucher system. Steve Morgan, a retired senior from Amherst, joined the ...Read More

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