PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2020 

Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 

Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Archive: July 25, 2012

Dog chained. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States

HAMPTON, Va. - There is some truth to the old expression "meaner than a junkyard dog," according to the majority of voters in Hampton. The practice of keeping dogs tethered for extended time periods is said to make the animals angry and aggressive - and now, it will be illegal to chain dogs for any ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Snapshot of Idaho KIDS COUNT rankings.

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho has received its yearly check-up on how the state's children are doing, coming in 20th in the nation overall. The KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows Idaho ranks strongest in the family and community categories and weakest in education. ...Read More

PHOTO: Head shot of Michael Minor
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KEYSTONE, Colo. - Meet a minister who's on a mission to improve the nation's health. Dr. Michael Minor, one of the keynote speakers at the Colorado Health Symposium which begins today in Keystone, is a nationally recognized pastor who spreads the gospel of healthy living from his pulpit at Oak Hill ...Read More


DENVER - A report released Tuesday finds that the Bureau of Land Management is doing a better job than in the past when it comes to how public lands are used for oil and gas development in Colorado and the West. The report, "Making the Grade (Almost)," finds that the new policies mean the needs of ...Read More

PHOTO: The livelihood and the health of the Navajo people and other indigenous people in the Four Corners area have been impacted for generations by the pollution from mines and power plants.

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Representatives of the New Mexico Environment Department, federal Environmental Protection Agency and Navajo Nation joined with environmental, public-health and development organizations Tuesday at a public meeting in the Four Corners area to discuss alternatives to pollution-cont ...Read More

Photo: Demonstrators with
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SEATTLE - Even in the state of Washington, where the minimum wage is the nation's highest, there's still room for improvement. That was the message on Tuesday at a rally in support of a federal minimum-wage hike. Seattle demonstrators used the national day of action to remind people that state Atto ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's more to the Ohio State Fair this year than food, games and rides. Ohioans also will have a chance to make their voices heard in the debate about the future of Social Security and Medicare. AARP Ohio has what it calls a "listening post" right on the midway to gather people's ...Read More

Evelyn Dortch. Photo by Dan Heyman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With increasing protests against reductions in state-supported child care, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has stopped one portion of the cuts. The governor's office has gotten hundreds of messages by phone and e-mail on the issue. A rally had been planned for midday today at the State Ca ...Read More

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