PNS Daily Newscast - April 6, 2020 

More than 3 million Americans have lost employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks; and policy analysts look to keep us healthy and financially stable.

2020Talks - April 6, 2020 

Wisconsin is planning to go ahead with primaries as usual, despite requests for a delay from the Governor, and lawsuits from voting rights advocates. There's also a judicial election, where a liberal judge is challenging the conservative incumbent.

Archive: July 22, 2013

The American Cancer Society's Road To Recovery Program is looking for volunteers to help drive cancer patients to and from their treatment appointments.

GREENFIELD, Wis. - This year in Wisconsin, more than 31,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer, and their treatment will involve frequent trips to a medical facility. Crystal Schroeder is a breast cancer survivor from Greenfield, who volunteered to take cancer patients to their appointments throug ...Read More

PHOTO: Parker J. Palmer is a longtime social activist and author who shared his views on restoring integrity to the U.S. political process with a Seattle audience last week. Courtesy Center for Courage & Renewal.
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SEATTLE - A man whose big ideas about education changed the public dialogue about teaching in the U.S. is now taking on the gridlock in Congress. Parker J. Palmer held workshops about democracy last week in Seattle. He is known for his best-seller "The Courage to Teach," which asserted that it is no ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from Environment Ohio questions the costs of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Ohio, and who will be left footing the bill when drillers pull out of town. Photo courtesy of Environment Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new report is raising concerns on a little-examined aspect of the fracking debate, that is, the costs, and who will be left with the bill when the drillers pull out of town. The Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center examined the state's financial assurance requirements for o ...Read More

Jim Gordon with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine says while anti-depressants do help some patients, they also have drawbacks and he wants people to consider

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When it comes to dealing with depression, experts warn that too often people turn to prescription drugs as their first option. Dr. Jim Gordon, founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, said while anti-depressants do help some patients, they also have drawbacks. Lot ...Read More

PHOTO: A microscopic view of asbestos fibers. The Iowa DNR says it's common to uncover asbestos during remodeling projects. Photo credit: USGS

DES MOINES, Iowa - July is Asbestos Awareness Month, a reminder that the natural mineral fiber was widely used to insulate houses up until the early 1980s. Many of Iowa's older homes are loaded with asbestos, and a home repair or remodeling project is almost certain to uncover it. According to Iow ...Read More

Members of the insulators union and others who work at the state's power plants are watching changes in the energy market and regulatory environment with more than a little concern.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As the situation for West Virginia's power plants changes, construction workers who build and maintain them are worried about their jobs. The Public Service Commission (PSC) is considering an American Electric Power (AEP) plan to shift ownership of some generating capacity at the ...Read More

Cutting pollution from power plants is one of the goals of the Climate Action Plan<br />Courtesy of:

CHICAGO - It's been almost a month since President Obama declared that he's not waiting for Congress to do something about climate change. He is using his executive powers to curb the pollution that contributes to it, and Americans seem to be glad that he's doing it. When pollsters told voters about ...Read More

PHOTO: The Food Bank estimates that 36 thousand Missouri children are hungry on any given day in the summer  Photo credit: Margaret W. Nea

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Schools and families may be on vacation, but hunger is not. The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri has already shipped a record 20 million pounds of food this year and estimates that 36,000 children in the state are going hungry every day this summer. Glen Koenen, H ...Read More

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