PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: March 9, 2012

LYONS, Neb. - Medicaid plays a number of vital roles in rural America, according to a new report. Medicaid is crucial to health care in rural areas, says report author Jon Bailey, research director for the Center for Rural Affairs, but the program always seems to be on the chopping block. Bailey sa ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida and other Gulf Coast states are one step closer to restoration of areas damaged by the 2010 BP oil spill. The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 76-22 to pass the RESTORE Act, which would set up a trust to be funded by the billions of dollars BP is expected to pay the United ...Read More

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has released a report which looks at ways to improve vote security and voter turnout in the state. Carole Young-Kleinfeld, a member of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut and the Election Performance Task Force. says that Merrill, with ...Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a measure which would ensure that the majority of settlement funds from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill are used in the Gulf of Mexico. The RESTORE Act, co-sponsored by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Tex ...Read More

CASPER, Wyo. - Government watchdogs and the general public in Wyoming have new tools to keep track of what agencies and boards are doing. The budget session which ended Thursday advanced two bills which address concerns rising out of the digital age. Dan Neal, executive director of the Equality Sta ...Read More

CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming's claim to fame as one of the most deadly states for workers was not overlooked by the Legislature during its just-ended budget session. House Bill 89, a workplace safety bill aimed at helping companies reduce fatalities and injuries, received the stamp of approval. Money and ...Read More

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