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: October 16, 2013

Photo: Medicaid expansion would have covered about a half-million uninsured residents of North Carolina. Courtesy NC Justice Center.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Isabella Jackson is one of 500,000 people in North Carolina who would have benefited from a Medicaid expansion that is part of the Affordable Care Act. But earlier this year, state lawmakers turned down $20 billion in federal assistance. Jackson recently was denied Medicaid covera ...Read More

Vegetable grower Tim Huth says proposed new rules for food safety won't really do much to increase food safety, and could put growers like him out of business. Photo credit: Liz Setterfield, Third Coast Daily.

ELKHORN, Wis. - The Food Safety Modernization Act became law early in 2011 and now is going through an implementation process where new rules for food producers are being made. Tim Huth, who owns a vegetable-growing farm near Elkhorn, said the proposed new rules are really going to hurt small to mi ...Read More

PHOTO: Farmers, ranchers and food advocates will attend an event in Santa Fe today calling on Congress to pass a new Farm Bill. Courtesy New Mexico Department of Tourism.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Urging Congress to pass a new Farm Bill is the focus of an event in Santa Fe today. Farmers, ranchers and others linked to agriculture are expected to attend the "Day of Action for a Full and Fair Farm Bill" at the Santa Fe Farmers' Market. Paula Garcia, executive director of the N ...Read More

IMAGE: New York parents and teachers who are upset about new tests in public schools, part of the Common Core curriculum, are even more upset by the Education Commissionerís refusal to attend any more town hall meetings on the subject. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Some New York parents and teachers who are upset about new tests in public schools, part of the Common Core curriculum, are even more upset by the Education Commissioner's latest move. Angry parents loudly confronted State Education Commissioner John King Jr. at the first of a series ...Read More

NEW YORK - With lawmakers rushing to craft another short-term fix for the national budget, New York vendors who rely on parks and other national attractions being open say a longer-term solution is needed. Bradford Hill, president of Evelyn Hill Inc., says his family-owned gift shops and food stand ...Read More

PHOTO: Putting food on the table has become an unexpected challenge for furloughed IRS workers in Ogden. They're among the recent clients at a local food bank. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

OGDEN, Utah - Employees furloughed from the Internal Revenue Service office in Odgen are showing the impact of the government shutdown by showing up at a local food bank. Marcie Valdez, director of the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank, said the agency has helped at least 70 families of furloughed federa ...Read More

PHOTO: The closure of Great Basin National Park has all but halted the local economy in nearby Baker, Nevada. Courtesy National Park Service.

BAKER, Nevada - Hotels and restaurants dependent upon tourism in the small east central Nevada community of Baker are reporting huge revenue losses as a result of the government shutdown of nearby Great Basin National Park. All national parks closed as part of the shutdown, more than two weeks ago, ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study finds low wages, no benefits and part-time work are forcing many of Ohio's frontline fast-food workers to turn to public assistance programs.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - They work hard to get you a hot cup of coffee in the morning or a quick dinner for your family at night, but many fast-food workers depend on public assistance in order to make ends meet for their own families. According to research from the University of California-Berkeley, 45 pe ...Read More

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