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: April 30, 2013


FORT BENTON, Mont. - Fourth and fifth graders in Chouteau County are headed to the fairgrounds today for "Agriculture Day." The schoolchildren will learn about the state's number-one industry, farming, and how it's important for their health, home and community. Delisa Clampitt, education director ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers are considering several bills that would shift education money away from public schools and into the hands of private entities and individuals. A report released by the North Carolina Justice Center raises concerns about the use of vouchers and highlights sev ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Children  and adults  are urged to resist the tantalizing images on entertainment screens for one week, starting April 29. Courtesy CCFC.

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. - This is Screen-Free Week, an annual effort by children's advocates to get kids free from the grip of electronic devices, even if only for a few days. Started in 1996 as "TV Turnoff," it's now hosted by the Boston-based Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) and promoted by d ...Read More

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Across the state, Florida workers say they are being denied pay or being asked to work off the clock by their employers. Currently, state lawmakers are considering a "wage-theft" bill, but it would require that any cases be filed in court. Melissa Elliott is one of an estimated ...Read More

IMAGE: A new report shows seniors have been hard hit by the Great Recession, according to AARP Arizona Director David Mitchell. CREDIT: AARP Arizona.

PHOENIX - Seniors have not escaped the Great Recession unscathed. A recent report from the AARP Public Policy Institute shows those age 65 and older have lower incomes and higher expenses than they did in 2008. Savings and home equity also have taken a hit. According to AARP Arizona state director ...Read More

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Retirement is not in the picture for the vast majority of the Boomer generation in New Hampshire, and today there is free expert help available to those who want to start or grow their own businesses. The Encore Entrepreneur Business Forum takes place at Hesser College in Portsmou ...Read More

A new report finds heavy rains are worsening algal blooms in Lake Erie. Photo credit: S. Bihn. Lake Erie Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Spring showers are the norm in Ohio, but experts say extremely heavy rainfall is actually causing threats to the health of Lake Erie. Using the Maumee River as a case study, a report from the National Wildlife Federation shows how more frequent and heavy storms are exacerbating farm ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain says a new collaboration between established unions is helping new unions get off the ground. 300 Head Start workers turned in their union cards Monday. Photo courtesy of Oregon AFL-CIO

PORTLAND, Ore. - Unions in Oregon are banding together to help new unions get off the ground ... and organizers say the new approach is working. Some 300 Head Start employees submitted cards to the Employment Relations Board Monday to form a union, and about 3000 workers have set up unions in the pa ...Read More

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