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 31, 2013

PHOTO: Those working to reduce gun violence say they will continue their push for universal background checks on gun sales. CREDIT: M Glasgow

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The national drive to end gun violence makes its way to Minnesota today, with a stop by the "No More Names" bus. The bus began its trip June 14 in Newtown, Conn., six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. At each stop, the names of all of the known gun-murder vic ...Read More

PHOTO: Virginia is considering new regulations limiting the use of restraints, like handcuffs, on pregnant inmates.

RICHMOND, Va. - It isn't unusual for inmates to be restrained, but should it happen if they're pregnant or in labor? The Virginia Board of Corrections, under pressure from prisoners' advocates, has OK'd new rules limiting the use of restraints on pregnant inmates. However, the final approval proces ...Read More

PHOTO: A crowd gathered to watch the release of baby sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore. Credit: National Park Service

AUSTIN, Texas - Industries such as commercial fishing, shipping, and gas and oil often come to mind when thinking about the Texas Gulf Coast - but an even larger economic engine for the region is tourism. A new analysis finds that people who come to Texas to hunt, fish, hike and camp support thousa ...Read More

PHOTO: The latest edition of the Montana Kids Count Data Book shows that overall, the state is a good place to raise children. Courtesy Montana Kids Count.

HELENA, Mont. - Montana is home to more than 200,000 children, and a new report shows how they're doing "by the numbers." Mostly, the 2012 Montana Kids Count state book is full of good news, with higher levels of education, high numbers of children in two-parent families and low teen birth and chil ...Read More

PHOTO: A U.S. Senate panel heard Sen. Jon Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act Tuesday. He promoted it as a way to reduce fire risk. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

MISSOULA, Mont. - Despite plenty of complaints about gridlock in Congress, there was movement Tuesday on Sen. Jon Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. A Senate panel heard the legislation, which sets plans for timber harvests, fire fuels reduction and wilderness. Land Tawney, spokesman for Bac ...Read More

Photo: Pelczar checking on Cascade Hop crop. Courtesy: Blue Ridge Hops

MILLS RIVER, N.C. - Beer is big business in North Carolina, and farmers are starting to capitalize on the growing industry. Seventy-nine breweries now call the state home, and most of them have to import their hops from the Pacific Northwest. Farmers are working with scientists at North Carolina St ...Read More

Photo: Help available for Colorado women to enroll in health care exchange. Courtesy: Colorado Consumer Health Initative

DENVER - Four out of five times, it's women making a family's health-care decisions. Come October, when Connect for Health Colorado - the state's new health-care marketplace - starts enrollment, Ryann Nickerson, communications director for the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reprodu ...Read More

PHOTO: Nearly half of Iowa roads are in poor shape and 23 percent of Iowa bridges are considered to be functionally obsolete, according to a study from the transportation research group 'TRIP.' Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

DES MOINES, Iowa - Nearly half of Iowa roads are in poor shape, and 23 percent of Iowa bridges are considered to be functionally obsolete, according to a study from the transportation research group TRIP. Much of the money spent on roads over the years in Iowa has gone to new roads instead of fixin ...Read More

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