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: March 26, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court today begins hearing arguments on the constitutionality of provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the national health care reform law. The justices will look at two provisions of the ACA: the mandate that everyone must have insurance, and the expansion of Medicaid. ...Read More

Noruz Fact Sheet

DENVER - Talk of potential military action in Iran escalated again this weekend, with President Obama warning on Sunday that there is still time for diplomacy in the region, but the window of opportunity is closing quickly. In Denver, some Iranians are trying to work to avert a military strike. A ...Read More

You Earned a Say session, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
Available In Spanish

CHICAGO - A Republican plan to turn Medicare over to private insurers has a lot of people talking these days. GOP leaders claim it could save the program, and Democrats claim it would destroy it. In Illinois, AARP listening sessions at senior and community centers around the state are buzzing with t ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - On April 1, the winter moratorium on utility cut-offs for non-payment ends, and at last report, there were nearly 225,000 utility customers statewide behind on their power bills. Some of them will face disconnection, according to Jerry McKim, the executive director of LIHEAP, the ...Read More

LOWELL, Mich. - The Michigan wind energy industry is waiting for a favorable forecast from Congress. The wind production tax credit is set to expire at the end of this year, and delayed decisions on its renewal have some sectors of the industry in a holding pattern. Richard VanderVeen, president o ...Read More

ST. LOUIS - Missourians may not realize it, but some farming practices in the state are threatening aquatic life in the Gulf of Mexico, where a growing area of pollution is causing concern among environmentalists. Scientists say that an area of the Gulf of some 7000 square miles, larger than the sta ...Read More

Available In Spanish

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Starting next week, preschoolers in Washington could be watching less TV. Restricting screen time to two hours a day in home-based child care is one of the rule changes made by the Department of Early Learning (DEL), in what it says is an attempt to improve school readiness for youn ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - A group of Wisconsinites who attended a recent AARP town hall discussion in La Crosse were not shy about sharing their feelings about Social Security and Medicare. Lisa Lamkins, federal advocacy director for AARP-Wisconsin, says the message was loud and clear. "The vast majority of ...Read More

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