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: September 13, 2013

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The university system in Oregon and its student services workers are set to bargain again today for a new contract – and the stakes are suddenly higher, as the workers have voted to strike within 10 days if agreements aren't reached over some key issues. Chief among t ...Read More

PHOTO:  New report finds deep cuts to education funding continue in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Deep cuts to education continue in Kentucky even as the nation pulls out of the recession, according to a report released Thursday. The report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that after adjusting for inflation, Kentucky has had the 14th largest drop in co ...Read More


ST. PAUL, Minn. – With a decline in the obesity rate among preschoolers in Minnesota reported in the latest data, the push is on to make that an ongoing trend. Cory Woosley, professional development director with Child Care Aware of Minnesota, says part of the decrease can be attributed to be ...Read More

PHOTO: Texans are finding that keeping the lawn green can be an expensive proposition as mother nature has done little to help with the watering. But experts say by adding native species that are drought-resistant, folks can save money and keep the rivers flowing. CREDIT: Steven Polunsky

AUSTIN, Texas – With drought conditions persisting through the state, more Texans are discovering a solution in their backyards – and putting native plants into landscaping can pay off in more ways than one. Jennifer Ellis, senior project coordinator with the Texas Living Waters Projec ...Read More

PHOTO: Supporters say one of the great things about West Virginia's new Feed to Achieve law is that it'll mean more kids eating breakfast.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – One of the great things about West Virginia's new Feed to Achieve law is that it should really increase the number of children eating breakfast. Stephen Smith, director of the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, says every school district now offers breakfas ...Read More

PHOTO:Awareness and education is the focus of National Suicide Prevention Week. Image courtesy Samantha Marx.

PHOENIX – Awareness and education is the focus of National Suicide Prevention Week in Arizona and across the country this week. Lisa Brattain with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says recognizing and treating depression are major steps toward preventing suicides. The latest ...Read More

PHOTO: September is Grandparent Kinship Month. Most grandparents never imagine they’ll have to raise their grandchildren, but many step up when the mother and father are unable. Photo: grandparent and child. Courtesy PCSAO.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Most grandparents never imagine they'll have to raise their grandchildren, but it's becoming more common for them to step up when the mother and father are unable. In Ohio, nearly 7 percent of children are being raised by grandparents or other kinship providers. Patrick Don ...Read More

PHOTO: Pollution activist Lifeng Fang from China is in Montana, asking that local coal not be shipped to his country. Photo courtesy of Lifeng Fang.

BILLINGS, Mont. – A pollution activist from China is in Billings today asking Montana to not ship coal to his country – because of the pollution coal-burning causes. In addition, he says, China has unveiled a plan to cut back on coal use. Lifeng Fang lives in Beijing and blames the b ...Read More

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