PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 

COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 

Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Archive: June 25, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. - Nicole Feig is one of thousands of North Carolinians who still can't find work. She was laid off from her job as a finance manager last November. Next week, on July 1, she and an estimated 70,000 others in the state will fall off the unemployment cliff because state lawmakers chose n ...Read More

PHOTO: Amber Wilson, Environmental Quality Coordinator at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, says those affected by drinking water pollution east of Pavillion need assurances from the state, as it picks up the pollution investigation. Photo courtesy of WOC

LANDER, Wyo. - The "now what?" and "what next?" questions have been floating around since Gov. Matt Mead announced that the state will be in charge of the next phases of investigation about potential drinking-water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," east of Pavillion. Mead ann ...Read More

Photo: ELK programs for kids help educate on science, exercise and nutrition. Courtesy: ELK (c) 2013.

DENVER - This is Great America Outdoors Week, and in Colorado what it takes to get kids moving could be the state's rivers and streams. Denver-based Environmental Learning for Kids - ELK - works with 20,000 children in the Denver area every year to help expose them to the outdoors in the hope of pro ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is a threat to migratory birds, many of them iconic species that travel through or spend summers in New England. Courtesy NWF

BOSTON - A new study called Shifting Skies says climate change is affecting migratory birds that live in or pass through Massachusetts and New England. The report by the National Wildlife Federation says that of 305 species tracked, 177 have shifted their winter habitats northward by 35 miles on ave ...Read More

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SEATTLE - The deadline nears for state lawmakers to decide budget priorities, and a new national report finds that 38 percent of families in Washington state continue to struggle to make ends meet. According to Pat Dickason, action chair for the Washington State League of Women Voters, the divide ...Read More

PHOTO: Last fall the Texas Supreme Court approved simple legal forms to be used for those uncontested divorces that do not involve children or real property. Now, the forms have been revised to give low-income couples more flexibility on dividing retirement funds. CREDIT: John Michaelson

AUSTIN, Texas - Texans who are eligible to handle their own divorces through some simple forms now have new options if retirement accounts are involved. According to Trish McAllister, executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the original do-it-yourself legal forms had each per ...Read More

The Michigan Senate last week adjourned for the summer without taking a vote on Medicaid expansion. The AARP is joining a growing list of groups calling for the Senate to put the bill up for a vote before the end of August.

LANSING, Mich. - The AARP of Michigan is joining a long list of groups urging state Senate Republicans to go back to the Capitol and vote on Medicaid expansion. The Senate adjourned for its summer recess last week before voting on a bill that would make nearly a half-million Michigan residents eligi ...Read More

PHOTO: With the growing obesity epidemic leading to more chronic disease and pushing up health-care costs across the country, a new strategy is emerging among some providers. CREDIT: Tony Alter

FARGO, N.D. - With the growing obesity epidemic leading to more chronic disease and pushing up health-care costs across the country, a new strategy is emerging among some providers. At Family HealthCare in Fargo, according to registered dietitian Venessa Berg, patients can come in for a doctor visit ...Read More

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