PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: July 1, 2013

At least 70 percent of sexually active persons will be infected with genital HPV at some time in their lives. Courtesy of: National Cancer Institute

ST. LOUIS - Public health experts believe they have the tool to halt the spread of the most common sexually-transmitted disease in the world, the human papilloma virus. The tool is the HPV vaccine. But they say it's not implemented widely enough, even though science proves that it works. A new CDC ...Read More

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SPOKANE, Wash. - July 4th picnics are traditions for many Washington families, and picnic baskets are being delivered this week to members of Congress who have not yet committed to supporting immigration reform. Home-care workers who made the baskets said their union, SEIU Healthcare 775, represents ...Read More

PHOTO: Cuts to child care eligibility threaten to eliminate the valuable service to thousands of Kentucky families.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Thousands of Kentucky families are facing a child care crisis as the state drastically reduces the number of children it will help support. Beginning today, the income-eligibility cutoff for child care assistance drops from 150 percent to 100 percent of the federal poverty level. ...Read More

PHOTO: There's a rally today in Billings to demand that Exxon pay the fine levied for the Yellowstone River oil spill two years ago. Photo courtesy of

BILLINGS, Mont. - It's been two years, so it's time for Exxon to pay up. That demand will be made at a rally today in Billings on the anniversary of the Exxon crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River. The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Administration levied a $1.7 ...Read More

PHOTO: Even smart investors can be scammed. Kelly Vierk at the Secretary of State's Office says you can call them for a free background check on any investment, or person making the pitch.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - An offer too good to be true does not always arrive via an unsolicited phone call or email. It can even happen at a trusted financial firm. That insight comes from Kelly Vierk, securities compliance auditor with the Wyoming Secretary of State. She said no matter who pitches an inv ...Read More

PHOTO: With the Fourth of July nearing, veteran groups say if you have a flag that's tattered or damaged, now is a good time to replace it. There is also proper etiquette for disposing of the old flag. CREDIT: FourStuarts

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesotans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Stars and Stripes will fly across the state - but for some of those flags, it may be time for a replacement. According to Bill Tomford with the Long Prairie American Legion, if your flag is tattered, torn, faded or fraye ...Read More

PHOTO: Solar panels at Santa Fe Community College Trades and Advanced Technology Center.<br />Courtesy: Santa Fe Community College.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - President Obama's announcement last week that his administration will fight the climate crisis and address climate change with steps to establish carbon pollution standards has met with kudos from members of the environmental community. Camilla Feibelman, director of the Rio Gran ...Read More

PHOTO: The HEAP Summer Crisis Program begins today in Ohio, helping qualified, low-income residents secure cooling assistance during the hottest days of the year. Picture of a fan. Photo credit. Mary Kuhlman

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Temperatures are expected to climb this week, which will leave many Ohioans struggling to beat the heat. However, a helping hand can help qualified residents keep cool and safe. Summer Blakeny with the Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership said the HEAP Summer Crisis Pr ...Read More

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