PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: July 8, 2013

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CHICAGO - Looking for ways to protect residents, some Illinois towns, including Highland Park and Skokie, are enacting assault weapons bans before the state's concealed-carry law goes into effect. With the CDC reporting homicide as the third-leading cause of death for young people, mayors, police ...Read More

PHOTO:  A change in Kentucky's telehealth regulations is making more providers and services available to Medicaid patients through video link.  Photo courtesy University of Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Changes in Kentucky's telehealth regulations are now making it easier for more providers to deliver more health-care services to Medicaid patients by video link. Kentucky has had a telehealth network since 2000, but according to Rob Sprang, the network's co-manager and director of K ...Read More

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington legislators finally left Olympia last week after 153 days and two contentious special sessions. In another tight budget year, when they leave a program alone instead of cutting its funding, that's considered progress. Lower-income people who receive in-home care did not ...Read More

YAKIMA, Wash. - Money flowing from Olympia should allow more water to flow into the parched Yakima Basin. The Washington Legislature has approved more than $130 million for the massive Yakima Basin Integrated Plan. It will improve water storage and conservation in a region that scientists say will c ...Read More

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A bill giving charter schools in North Carolina the green light for adding to the number of grades they serve passed the State Senate late last week. Once it is reconciled with the version passed by the House, it will be headed to the governor's desk. Currently, charter schools nee ...Read More

TAMPA, Fla. - People aren't the only ones who find Florida's beaches a necessary part of summer. It's nesting season for sea turtles in the state and the endangered animals are laying hundreds of nests every night along the 1100 miles of Florida's coasts. According to Elizabeth Fleming, Florida re ...Read More

PHOTO: Senator Tom Udall who was awarded America’s Great Outdoors Congressional Champions Award during Great Outdoors America Week June 24-27, 2013 in Washington, D.C.<br />Courtesy: The Wilderness Society.<br />

WASHINGTON - Great Outdoors America Week, held recently in Washington, D.C., brought outdoor enthusiasts together to celebrate America's public lands and to lobby Congress on behalf of the country's natural heritage. The New Mexico regional director for the Wilderness Society, Michael Casaus, was th ...Read More

PHOTO: The 4th Annual Food Shelf Summer Challenge is underway at more than 160 food shelves across the state. Donations will be matched proportionally with $150,000 available overall. CREDIT: Hunger Solutions Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With summer traditionally a tough time for food shelves, a statewide effort is helping donation dollars go further this month. The 4th Annual Food Shelf Summer Challenge runs through July with $150,000 in matching funds available, from the group "Open Your Heart to the Hungry and H ...Read More

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