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 17, 2013

Photo: Denver YMCA serves 1,500 children every day. Courtesy: Denver YMCA

DENVER - Finding a way to work and care for their children will become even more difficult for thousands of Colorado parents this fall. Additional funding cuts to the state's Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and budget reductions from sequestration mean waiting lists for child-care assistance w ...Read More

PHOTO: The Maryland Public Service Commmission is allowing PEPCO to raise rates to improve reliability and

BALTIMORE - Consumer watchdogs are blasting last week's decision by the Maryland Public Service Commission to let PEPCO raise its rates. Even though the Maryland utility didn't get all it wanted, the PSC is allowing the company to add surcharges to improve grid resiliency and reliability. The deci ...Read More

PHOTO: Saying it would lead to one of the most militarized border zones in the world, those opposed to the
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AUSTIN, Texas - Rallies are planned in some Texas cities and across the nation today, in a national day of action against the proposed "border surge" as part of immigration reform. Texas groups in opposition include the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network and the Border Network for Human Rights, ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new study says the Commonwealth’s Community Colleges have too many part-time faculty members and it’s leading to poor student completion rates. Courtesy MTA.

BOSTON - The state's community colleges are not hiring enough full-time faculty, according to a new report. The abundance of part-time, adjunct faculty - now more than two-thirds of all faculty - is depriving students of valuable guidance and leading to more dropouts, according to the report from t ...Read More

PHOTO: Superstorm Sandy was the second most expensive in U.S. history, and many meteorologists are convinced it was made worse by a changing climate. Photo credit: NOAA.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - How much is damaging weather linked to climate change costing West Virginia? A look at insurance data suggests it's millions of dollars a year and rising. Opponents of clean-air limits on carbon pollution say the new rules will hurt the coal industry and raise the price of elect ...Read More

Photo: The Virginia Dept. of Health is investigating an oyster harvesting site on Fisherman's Island, after three people became sick eating raw oysters. Photo credit: Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia health officials are investigating an oyster disease outbreak after at least three people have become sick. They ate raw oysters at restaurants in Maryland and Massachusetts, but the shellfish were from the same private grounds off Fisherman's Island on Virginia's Eastern Sh ...Read More

A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts says most people use payday lending services to pay regular expenses like rent or utilities. Photo credit: Rob South

LANSING, Mich. - Credit unions in Michigan are pitching themselves as alternatives for people who are underserved by more traditional financial institutions. Payday lenders are known for offering easy access to credit, but paying the loans back can be extremely expensive. A new report by the Pew C ...Read More

PHOTO: Jon Goldstein, senior energy policy manager at the Environmental Defense Fund, says every state with oil and gas development should be keeping an eye on Wyoming's move to conduct baseline groundwater testing. Photo courtesy of EDF

CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming is taking a new approach for oil and gas development that reflects concerns over the groundwater pollution around Pavillion. The Oil and Gas Commission voted Tuesday to set rules for baseline water testing - testing wells around each drilling site before any drilling happens. ...Read More

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