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: July 10, 2013

Critics of the practice say Marcellus drilling represents an industrial scale activity suddenly built up in rural areas that are not really ready for it. PHOTO by the WV Sierra Club.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The third annual "Marcellus Academy" this weekend in Buckhannon will help people facing the big industrial natural gas operations now rolling through the state's rural areas. Chuck Wyrostok, outreach coordinator, West Virginia Sierra Club, said it's not an introduction to frackin ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll finds rural Americans feel the federal government could be targeting much more effective help for small-town economies. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff

BISMARCK, N.D. - As the U.S. House prepares for another try at passing a Farm Bill, a new survey has found that a majority of those in rural America want to see a greater focus on small business development and economic initiatives. The poll of rural Americans taken in almost 20 states was conducted ...Read More

PHOTO: Michael Breen, New Hampshire native and a former Army Captain who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, says many military and security leaders already take the threat of climate change very seriously. Photo courtesy of Truman National Security Project

CONCORD, N.H. - There's more to New Hampshire's changing climate than warmer winters, increased rainfall and severe weather events. Experts have said, in some ways, climate change also poses a threat to national security. New Hampshire native and former Army Capt. Michael Breen said many top militar ...Read More

PHOTO: The Natural Resources Council of Maine is warning that climate change is causing concerns for Maine’s most valuable fishing industry. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

PORTLAND, Maine - Extreme weather events, including heavy rains and flooding, are just the tip of the iceberg for potential effects of climate change in Maine, experts say. One climate-related concern is national security, according to military leaders, scientists and environmentalists. Judy Berk, ...Read More

PHOTO: Claiming Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act violates their civil rights, close to two dozen couples are in court demanding a change in the state’s policies on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Claiming Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act violates their civil rights, close to two dozen couples are in court demanding a change in the state's policies on same-sex marriage. The lawsuit has been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania and a Philad ...Read More

PHOTO: Calls to and from prison inmates can cost them and their families up to 24 times a normal call. The FCC holds a workshop today on whether it should act to discourage prison phone company gouging.

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is finally responding to a 10-year-plus effort asking the agency to examine charges of price gouging in the nation's prisons. Today the FCC holds a public workshop to discuss whether or not they should lower the charges for prison phone ca ...Read More

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - It's a nationally acclaimed documentary about hunger in Nevada and the nation, and tonight it will hit the big screen in Sparks. Nevadans will get their first chance to see "A Place at the Table," and Jocelyn Lantrip, Food Bank of Northern Nevada spokesperson, said the documentary ...Read More

PHOTO: Montana Farmers Union President Alan Merrill says splitting the 'Farm Bill' into two pieces is opposed by MFU, the American Farm Bureau and more than 500 other groups. Photo courtesy of MFU

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A proposal to split the Farm Bill into a piece on farm policy and one on nutrition policy was quick to light a fire under the Montana Farmers Union (MFU), which opposed the move. U.S. House leadership floated the plan on Tuesday, with mostly party-line responses of Republicans s ...Read More

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