PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 

Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 

Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Archive: November 3, 2014

PHOTO: A report on the federal budget and Utah finds residents and businesses paid $15 billion in federal taxes in 2013. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Treasury.

SALT LAKE CITY - A new analysis shows how much residents and businesses in Utah pay in federal taxes compared to how much is received in the state from the federal budget. Becky Sweger, director of data and technology with the National Priorities Project, says their "State Smart" study shows Utah r ...Read More

PHOTO: Clean Wisconsin says Democratic, Republican, and Independent voters in their recent poll showed strong support for clean and renewable energy. Photo courtesy of Clean WI.

MADISON, Wis. - There are many important considerations when voters in Wisconsin go to the polls Tuesday, but the state's largest environmental organization, Clean Wisconsin, says party affiliation makes essentially no difference to voters when it comes to Wisconsin's energy future. Keith Reopell ...Read More

PHOTO: It's estimated that nearly one-third of people will have diabetes by 2050. Photo credit: Victor/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The arrival of November means it is American Diabetes Month. It comes as the prevalence of the disease continues to rise across the state and nation. David Becker, executive director of the American Diabetes Association in Minnesota and North Dakota, says the latest number ...Read More

Boston Public School students can now participate in Meatless Mondays in cafeterias.

BOSTON - Black bean burritos, garden fresh salads and protein packed chili are just a few of the options students at Boston Public Schools will now have in cafeterias for Meatless Monday. The school district joined the movement after working with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and a ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Virginia will hold it's first statewide election under a new voter ID law, and voting rights advocates are preparing to help voters cast votes under the new system.

RICHMOND, Va. - Voting rights advocates are bracing for possible problems at the polls, due to Virginia's new voter ID law. AARP Virginia is reminding voters they will be asked to present current photo identification. Ginger Thompson, communications director with AARP, says a number of different p ...Read More

PHOTO: According to the Human Rights Watch, children even younger than the 15-year-old seen here are working in American's tobacco fields. Photo by Marcus Bleasdale for Human Rights Watch.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Children half the smoking age for Pennsylvania are actually laboring in America's tobacco fields, according to new reports. It's hard to tell how many or how old they are. But an Oxfam America/Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) study found many workers in North Carolina tobacco ...Read More

PHOTO: A recent analysis examines the impact of last minute campaign spending by special interest groups on judicial elections. Photo credit:M. Connors/Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – According to a recent analysis, Illinois is among a handful of states that's seen a surge of last minute outside spending in state Supreme Court races by special interest groups. Bert Brandenburg, executive director of the judicial watchdog group Justice at Stake, says th ...Read More

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