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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

2020Talks - September 25, 2020 

Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: January 28, 2014

PHOTO: A campaign aimed at educating Michiganders about Islam has taken to local highways, newspapers, and radio. Photo credit: M. Shand.

NOVI, Mich. - Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to "Gain Peace," discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. It's all part of an Islamic outreach group's attempt to change the conversation about the religion. Dr. Sabeel Ahmed is th ...Read More

PHOTO: The Utah Department of Transportation reports that not wearing a seatbelt remains the leading cause of death in traffic fatalities in the state. Photo courtesy UDOT.

SALT LAKE CITY – Nearly half of the traffic deaths involving cars and trucks in Utah last year were the result of people not wearing their seatbelts, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. John Gleason, the UDOT’s public information officer, says the agency's annual report ...Read More

NEW YORK – More than 600,000 undocumented New Yorkers and their supporters have a human stake in tonight's State of the Union address and what President Barack Obama says about immigration reform. After getting only part way to his goal in 2013, some wonder whether Obama will renew his call ...Read More

IMAGE: Undercover video shows alleged abuse of calves at Catelli Bros. Slaughterhouse. Courtesy Humane Society of the United States.

NEW YORK – The doors of a Tri-State area veal slaughterhouse have been shuttered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) amid allegations of calf abuse prompted by the Humane Society of the United States. Kathleen Schatzmann, the group's New Jersey state director, says a 46-day investig ...Read More

PHOTO:Volunteers will fan out across Ohio today and tonight to search for those who are without shelter. Photo courtesy of the Community Shelter Board.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite the bitter cold, volunteers will be out today in Ohio for the annual Point in Time count of the number of homeless people. Agencies in most counties are coordinating their own individual counts, and they'll be looking for those living in shelters and those who are uns ...Read More

PHOTO: Pasture-raised hens get 2.5 acres per 1,000 hens to roam and feed, according to guidelines developed by the Virginia-based group Humane Farm Animal Care. Photo courtesy HFAC.

HERNDON, Va. – Free range or pasture raised – there are many such terms for eggs sold in grocery stores, and it's hard to decide what they really mean. But if there's a Certified Humane label on the carton, buyers can be assured it means what it says. That's because of a nonprofit or ...Read More

PHOTO: In a unique exchange, New Mexico is sending some pronghorn to Arizona for some of the Grand Canyon State's Gould's turkeys. Photo credit: New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico and Arizona are neighbors and sometimes, the neighborly thing to do is to share or trade resources – even if those resources are critters, such as turkeys and pronghorns. Rachel Shockley, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, says h ...Read More

INDIANAPOLIS - Experts say many young children don't have enough positive adult role models in their lives, but in Indiana, hundreds of volunteer mentors are helping to fill that gap. According to Steven Wornhoff of Lebanon, who was a mentor to Josh Wilson for seven years, the experience was very ...Read More

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