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: October 15, 2013

PHOTO: A federal initiative called the Community Eligibility Option would ensure students that live in communities with high poverty could get their meals at school for free - with no application and no worry.  Photo credit: USDA.GOV

BALTIMORE - All public-school pupils in Maryland and certain other states, who live in communities with high poverty, could get their meals at school for free under a new federal initiative, with no application and no worry. It's called the Community Eligibility Option, and its goals are to reduce h ...Read More

SALEM, Ore. – It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and again this year there isn't enough emergency shelter for the numbers of people who need it in Oregon. At the MidValley Women's Crisis Center in Salem, requests for emergency housing have doubled in the past four years. But state fundi ...Read More

PHOTO: Three simple steps could make a big difference in the event of an earthquake, for those who are prepared and know what to do. Courtesy of Great Central U.S. Shakeout.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Fire drills and tornado drills are commonplace, but would you know what to do if the ground beneath you started to tremble and shake? On Thursday, at 10:17 a.m., schools, businesses and other organizations across the state will take part in the Great Central U.S. Shakeo ...Read More

PHOTO: Only 22% of Iowans with disabilities currently have full-time employment. A forum to help change that is Oct. 17 in Ankeny. Photo credit: USDA

DES MOINES, Iowa - They are one of Iowa's great untapped resources: people with disabilities who are trying to break into the work force. That situation is being called to public attention in this Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. According to Becky Harker, executive director of the Iowa De ...Read More

PHOTO: California schools are implementing the Local Control Funding Formula approved by the Legislature in June, 2013. Photo courtesy: National Science Foundation.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California schools are implementing one of the most comprehensive reforms in 40 years. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) changes the way schools are funded and who gets to make the decisions. According to Samantha Tran, director of education policy at Children Now, this ...Read More

Photo: Judy Pflum and Carol Weiser just moments after their marriage in San Francisco. Courtesy: Pflum and Weiser

DENVER - For Colorado seniors, finding companionship and support can be tough, and particularly for those in the gay, lesbian and transgender community. The poverty rate for LGBT older adults can be twice as high as for their heterosexual peers, according to the advocacy organization Services and Ad ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah's national parks are reopening during the government shutdown, restarting an economic engine in tourism-dependent towns such as Moab. Image by Lisa M. Collard.

MOAH, Utah – The reopening of national parks in Utah during the federal government shutdown is helping to boost economies in Moab and other communities economically dependent upon tourism. The state is paying to keep Canyonlands National Park near Moab and other national parks open during th ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - We are halfway through Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and new data shows that such violence is a major factor driving up the homeless population in Connecticut. According to Karen Jarmoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, DV agencies d ...Read More

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