PNS Daily Newscast - April 2, 2020 

The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 

Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Archive: July 16, 2012

PHOTO: Young people handing out food.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Donation dollars will go further this month at most local food shelves in Minnesota because they will be matched through the end of July. The matching funds are part of the third annual Food Shelf $100,000 Challenge from the groups "Hunger Solutions" and "Open Your Heart to the Hu ...Read More

PHOTO: Head shot of Gera Summerford.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee students' test scores improved for the second consecutive year in 2012, and state leaders predict the new Common Core standards will help them continue that trend. The more rigorous Common Core program began with kindergarten through second grade last year, and this fall ...Read More

PHOTO: Head shot of Charles Wiggins

SILVERDALE, Wash. - Judges are not above the political fray when it comes to attack ads and negative campaigning. But in Washington, there is an impartial place to go for information before voting in judicial races. It's a nonprofit, nonpartisan website called The time to lo ...Read More

Hugs may be a form of affordable health care

JERICO, N.Y. - Michelle Nichols started Global Hug Your Kids Day (July 16th) on the tenth anniversary of the death of her 8-year-old son, Mark, who died a mere 11 days after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. She doesn't want anyone faced with a similar loss to regret not hugging their child. Wit ...Read More

PHOTO: Health insurance documents.

LANSING, Mich. - The next stop for the Affordable Care Act is Lansing, where Michigan lawmakers need to decide in the next few months whether to implement two key provisions: setting up the health-insurance exchange and expanding Medicaid. Republican leaders have been talking about waiting until af ...Read More

PHOTO: Image of wood fired oven

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The recent hot weather and storms knocked out power to more than 500,000 Ohio residents and businesses, and many went without electricity for over a week. Some small businesses had no choice but to shut their doors - but others found creative ways to stay open. Despite losing power ...Read More

DENVER - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court - is moving ahead, for better or worse, with full expansion slated for January 2014. Now, some are trying to determine how the act will affect different populations. Marguerite Salazar, regional direc ...Read More


HOUSTON - The scheduled Texas execution - just two weeks away, on Aug. 1 - of convicted murderer Marcus Druery is unconstitutional because he is mentally incompetent. That is according to attorneys who have asked a state district court to delay his death. While delay requests are common in capital p ...Read More

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