PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 

Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 

Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Archive: August 27, 2012

PHOTO: Parade Route Map. Courtesy of West Central Florida Federation on Labor.

TAMPA, Fla. - Amid all the rain-soaked Romney supporters braving the threat of Hurricane Isaac for the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa this week, there also are people protesting the presumed Republican nominee's platform. As weather permits, events are planned for protesters along the ...Read More

PHOTO: Gary Leppla, Attorney at Law

MADISON, Wis. - Across the country, dozens of lawsuits against manufacturers of generic drugs have been dismissed because of a decision by the Supreme Court a year ago that makes it all but impossible to sue the firms for failing to provide adequate warning of a drug's dangers. Attorney Gary Leppl ...Read More

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DENVER - As voters watch the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, Florida, some Coloradans are criticizing voter-verification efforts by Colorado's Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler. Gessler is using the Homeland Security database to see if some 4,000 Coloradans are eligible ...Read More

PHOTO: Child care setting. Courtesy of Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A central Minnesota child-care provider says the better educated her peers are in this field, the better the care the kids receive. Tammy Oveson of Waite Park says she's been taking classes through the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network for years. "I have this need ...Read More

PHOTO: Agri-Cultura Network (L-R) Fidel Gonzalez, Patrick Staib-Flores, Sayrah Namaste, Joseph Alfaro, Jeff Warren, Angelina Lopez. Photo credit: Sayrah Namaste.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque Public School (APS) students are experiencing new tastes and flavors and learning a new way of eating, thanks in part to the Agri-Cultura Network. ACN is a group of New Mexico farmers providing food for students in APS schools. Isabel Hunkins at Taft Middle School s ...Read More

PHOTO:Citizens in Nevada are gathering signatures to change belt tightening for schools with a new type of business tax.  Image by  Royalty-Free/Corbis

CARSON CITY, Nev. - It's back to school for most Nevada kids this week - which for the schools, means another year of belt-tightening. According to the Nevada State Education Association, larger class sizes, fewer electives and more supplies provided by parents will be the norm. However, people ar ...Read More

RENO, Nev. - Nevada got some bad news last week. The state ranks fifth in the nation for food hardship in a Gallup survey of more than 177,000 Americans about their families' health, well-being and access to basic services. The findings confirm what the Food Bank of Northern Nevada sees every day, a ...Read More

PHOTO: A protest by the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness Group.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The installation of so-called smart meters to monitor electric use by power companies is being hotly debated in Illinois and around the country. Those devices wirelessly transmit customers' electric-power use data directly to the power company. Kim Bendis, a Naperville resident ...Read More

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