PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 

Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 

Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Archive: December 20, 2012

PHOTO: An increasing number of North Carolina seniors and others receiving Medicare may have a tough time finding a doctor to treat them.

LUMBERTON, N.C. - Less than two weeks are left for Congress to prevent a cut to reimbursements for doctors who treat Medicare patients. The cuts stem from a formula Congress has used for 15 years to determine how much doctors are paid. This year, a potential 26-percent cut is looming. Family physic ...Read More

PHOTO: Dinosaur National Monument is full of ancient pictographs. It is also home to more than 400 fish and wildlife species. Courtesy Nat'l. Park Service.

JENSEN, Utah - It's a skirmish they say they're getting tired of having. Conservation groups filed letters of protest this week asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove - or at least reconsider offering - some of the land the agency plans to make available for new oil and gas lease sales ...Read More

PHOTO: The state House Appropriations Committe is expected to discuss the future of the troubled Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas - The House committee that controls state spending meets today to consider the future of the troubled Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (C-PRIT). After voters approved its creation in 2007, C-PRIT attracted top scientific talent with its promise of becoming a world lead ...Read More

A recent drop in the US birthrate, led by immigrant women, has sparked debate over America's commitment to motherhood. Dorothea Lange photo courtesy National Media Museum

NEW YORK - It may be because of the recession, or it may be caused by other, wider-ranging factors, but a recent dip in the U.S. birthrate has stirred up a lot of discussion. According to the Pew Research Center, U.S. birthrates fell rapidly between 2007 and 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, with ju ...Read More

PHOTO: Brown Rice and Orange Salad, created by Chef Scott Houghton, Washington, D.C., for the Cooking Matters campaign. Courtesy Share Our Strength.

DENVER - 'Tis the season for gatherings with family and friends - and that often means lots of food and drink. But for Colorado families living on a budget, the holiday extravagance can be a financial challenge. Andrea Rougé, director of Cooking Matters Colorado, says following a few simple t ...Read More

PHOTO: President Obama and U.S. House Speaker Boehner spelled out their latest stands as the nation edges closer to the “fiscal cliff,” and some local advocates are concerned that both sides seem to be missing out on cuts to Pentagon spending.

CONCORD, N.H. - As the nation edges ever closer to the so-called "fiscal cliff," advocates in New Hampshire are concerned that a major source of federal spending is flying under the radar in the ongoing debate. President Obama and U.S. Speaker Boehner spelled out their latest positions Tuesday, and ...Read More

A moose in the distance at Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, ME. Scientists are anticipating some iconic Maine species will move northward due to global warming and they're working to ready resilient landscapes for them. Courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

YARMOUTH, Maine - They haven't left yet, but where will Maine's animals - and plants - go if the global climate continues warming? And which will be moving up to Maine from the south? Scientists and land management experts, including many in Maine, want to make sure enough "resilient landscapes" are ...Read More

PHOTO: Each of the homeless who died in Minnesota this year will be remembered tonight at a march and service in Minneapolis. CREDIT: Aja M. Beers.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - They were without a home and many were alone, but those in that situation who passed this year in the state will be remembered. The 28th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service will be held tonight in Minneapolis. Steve Horsfield, executive director of Simpson Hou ...Read More

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