PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 

Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 

Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Archive: March 26, 2013

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Today in Olympia, one topic is workers' privacy in social media. A House committee looks at a bill that would allow employers to be sued and fined for requiring a worker, or prospective employee, to hand over passwords for online accounts as a condition of employment. Widespread u ...Read More

PHOTO: David Edie was the lead child care administrator and planner for Wisconsin for 18 years. He says the proposed cuts would directly impact more than 44-thousand children.

MADISON, Wis. - Governor Scott Walker is proposing some shifts in the state's biennial budget which would cut $35 million from child-care funding. Supporters of the move say it's prudent belt-tightening, but others, including child care advocate David Edie, say it would actually be short-sighted. ...Read More

PHOTO: Kim Kiel (L) and partner Rose Griego say they're willing to wait for marriage equality in New Mexico. Courtesy of ACLU New Mexico.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and City Councilor Patti Bushee will introduce a resolution to recognize same-sex marriage as legal, and to encourage county clerks to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The timing is particularly good for two couples who walked into ...Read More

IMAGE: Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute says Arizona should be more transparent about economic development tax credits and grants, and whether they actually work. CREDIT: Goldwater Institute.

PHOENIX - Arizona's state government transparency grade has dropped from an "A-minus" last year to a "B" this year, according to the latest "Following the Money" report from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund. Byron Schlomach of the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute said the lower grade doesn't mean A ...Read More

PHOTO: With the rates of diabetes on the rise, those at risk in Minnesota and across the nation are being urged to get screened. CREDIT: Melissa

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The rate of diabetes in Minnesota has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, and that also means many more people have the disease unknowingly. According to Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger, the latest estimates put the number of adults in the state who have diabetes, ...Read More

Photo: Movie logo. Courtesy: United States of ALEC

DENVER - A nonprofit organization, widely known as "ALEC" and funded by some of the state's and nation's largest corporations, continues to influence Colorado and national policies. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) identifies itself as the "state legislators' think-tank" but a growin ...Read More

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