PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: January 3, 2013

PHOTO: A key for survivors of domestic violence to leave their abusers for good and heal their lives is economic independence, which is the focus of a program offered by the Kentucky Domestic Violence Assn.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's statewide coalition of 15 domestic violence programs is pushing for financial independence for the women it serves. The help can be for a goal as big as buying a car or house, or as simple as finding out a credit score and how to make it better. The Economic Empowerment P ...Read More

PHOTO: Public libraries in Idaho are seeing more demand, even as budget shrink. According to the Idaho Commission for Libraries, folks are seeking technical help, as well as taking advantage of children's programs - such as the Garden City science program pictured. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BOISE, Idaho - New tech toys for Christmas usually bring new learning curves, and for Idahoans trying to make sense of new computers and other devices, many turn to the local library. Libraries have become a bridge over the digital divide in recent years, says Teresa Lipus, public information speci ...Read More

PHOTO: The American Cancer Society, along with cancer experts across the country, have promoted preventive cancer screenings as a way to cut cancer death rates.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The American Cancer Society, along with cancer experts across the nation, have promoted preventive cancer screenings as a way to cut cancer death rates, especially for breast, colon and prostate cancer. In the last decade, however, the number of people seeking those screenings has ...Read More

Education reformers are hailing Gov. Cuomo's Reform Commission recommendation to expand state support for full time Pre-K classes. Image courtesy NNERC

ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Cuomo created the Education Reform Commission in April 2012 to come up with ways to improve a state education system he says has "failed our kids miserably." On Wednesday, it presented eight preliminary recommendations that were developed after the group held 11 public hearings a ...Read More

PHOTO: Crater Lake as seen from the Cleetwood Trail. Courtesy of National Park Service.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The clock is ticking for the U.S. Forest Service to respond to a legal challenge by two Oregon-based conservation groups to timber sales scheduled for the Umpqua National Forest, near Crater Lake National Park and some other popular recreation destinations including Diamond and ...Read More

PHOTO - Pheasant hunting near Haxtun, CO; a wind farm is in the background. Courtesy Lew Carpenter, National Wildlife Federation.

DENVER - Among the provisions of this week's cngressional agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff" is a little-talked-about measure that helps give some financial security to an industry employing more than 5,000 Coloradans. The fiscal-cliff deal includes an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit ...Read More

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