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: August 8, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear has called lawmakers into special session Aug. 19 to deal with redistricting. Opponents of a proposed pipeline, which would carry natural gas liquids through Kentucky, want issues related to that project added to the legislative agenda - something only the governo ...Read More

PHOTO: SNAP recipients will see food aid reduced this fall when a boost in benefits from the ARRA expires. Additional cuts proposed through the Farm Bill could further reduce benefits. Photo: boy at a food pantry. Credit: Jessie Gladin-Kramer.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans who struggle to put food on the table are facing a double whammy. A modest boost in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that policymakers included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act expires at the end of October, which according to new data from the U ...Read More

PHOTO: The over-sized shipment Omega Morgan is moving along Highway 12 this week, with protesters trying to stop it every night. Photo courtesy of Borg Hendrickson

KOOSKIA, Idaho - The nights have been long along Highway 12 in North Idaho this week. Protesters, including the Nez Perce tribe, have been trying to block an over-sized load that they say will violate federal law once it reaches the Wild and Scenic Corridor section of the road - and that's expected ...Read More

Photo: Food available at one of the Loaves & Fishes pantries. Courtesy: Loaves & Fishes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many of the 1.7 million people in North Carolina in need of food are caught in a tangle of technical red tape caused by the state's new electronic benefits payment system. At a cost of $48 million, NC FAST is meant to provide an online method to distribute SNAP assistance - more c ...Read More

PHOTO: A contractor at the Marriott Hotel construction site has been fined by OSHA for having employees work in a ditch that could collapse on them. PHOTO courtesy of the IBEW

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Charleston hotel construction project criticized for hiring out-of-state and non-union workers has just been cited for endangering some of them. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined a sub-contractor at the Marriott site $9,000 for what it calls a "seri ...Read More

Photo: Grant will be among those engaging in tomorrow's silent protest. Courtesy: Rashad Grant

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Travelers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday will witness a silent protest by airline service workers who want to call attention to what they say are unfair practices by their employer, Baggage Airline Guest Services, Inc., a contractor for Delta and ...Read More

PHOTO: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the agency is committed to fulfill an agreement to purchase state lands within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park - and seal the deal within two years. Photo courtesy of NPS

JACKSON, Wyo. - A patchwork of state lands and federal lands within Grand Teton National Park boundaries should soon become less spotty. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced that the Department of Interior will fulfill an agreement with the state to purchase the state property or will do a ...Read More

Photo: Jennifer Keohane

HARTFORD, Conn. - The state's librarians are jumping in to help the public understand how "Access Health CT" will work. That's the state's official health insurance marketplace, one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Jennifer Keohane, executive director of the Connecticut Library Consort ...Read More

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