PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: November 15, 2013

PHOTO: Eighteen adoptions are being celebrated today in Caldwell, and the call is out for more families to consider adopting a child - or fostering. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CALDWELL, Idaho - Papers are being signed to seal "forever families" for 18 children in Canyon County today. It's a National Adoption Day Celebration, designed to encourage families to think about making room for one, or two, more. Canyon County Trial Court Administrator Dan Kessler is all for the ...Read More

PHOTO: Local and national experts are in Boise today to talk about how to make sure more Idaho children are on track for reading proficiency by the end of third grade. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Reading competency by age eight is seen as the ticket to success in life and in school. But too many Idaho children aren't making that mark, which is why experts are gathering today in Boise to talk about how to better the odds for kids. According to Ralph Smith, managing director f ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of hunters will head to the woods today, many of them helping to fill the plates of the state's needy. Photo courtesy Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger.

LANSING, Mich. - As hunters across Michigan head for the woods today with the opening of firearms hunting season, many will be helping to feed the state's hungry, thanks to a program that connects processors, food banks, and the generous spirit of the state's sportsmen and women. For more than 20 ye ...Read More

PHOTO: The state's largest gathering of environmental advocates will be held at the statehouse with the focus on agriculture and the impact on the environment and public health. Photo courtesy of Scott Bauer.

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmentalists will gather in Indianapolis Saturday for what’s billed as Greening of the Statehouse, a day of learning and engagement about Indiana's most pressing environmental issues. This year's focus is on agriculture and safeguarding the state's air, water and q ...Read More

PHOTO: A well-known Democratic state lawmaker who passed away in October at age 59 is being remembered at a public memorial in Reno this weekend. Image courtesy of Jon Sasser.

RENO, Nev. – A well-known Democratic state lawmaker who passed away in October at age 59 will be remembered at a public memorial service in Reno this weekend. Peggy Pierce died after a long battle with cancer. She is remembered by her longtime companion, Jon Sasser, as a passionate advocate f ...Read More

PHOTO: A lot of progress has been made in waste reduction since the first America Recycles Day in 1997, but much work remains, with only about one-third of trash in the U.S. recycled. Photo credit: M. Glasgow.

AUSTIN, Texas – This is America Recycles Day and, while there is much still to do to keep more trash out of landfills, there has been a major shift in thinking over the past couple of decades. Andrew Dobbs, program director of the Texas Campaign for the Environment, says when this event star ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The number of hospital patients being termed under observation is up dramatically, a trend that's catching many senior citizens off guard – and leaving them with hefty medical bills. Mary Jo George, associate state director of advocacy with AARP Minnesota, says for cov ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report examines the way climate change is impacting Ohio's big game and their habitat. Photo courtesy NWF.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's white-tailed deer firearms hunting season is coming up, and a new report examines the ways climate change is creating an uncertain future for deer and other big game species in the state, as well as for hunting aspects of the outdoor economy. The research from the National Wi ...Read More

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