PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: February 20, 2014

PHOTO: Extremely dry conditions and strong winds are being blamed for starting New Mexico's fire season about two months earlier than normal. Photo courtesy of NASA.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It appears that New Mexico may be in for a long and eventful fire season following a very early start. Arlene Perea, the fire information officer with the Albuquerque Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, says fire season doesn't usually start until late April or May. B ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Advocacy Volunteers are busy at the Legislature (L-R): Margaret Hughes, Glenn Cooper, Diane Lindsey, Carol Pace, Jean Nofles, Linda Worrell, A.W. Schnellbacher, Jill Sanford, Kathleen Flynn, Greg Glischinski, Mike Wolford, Shirley Leow, Rich Stevens, Shari Wilkins, Kelli Fritts, Steve Chaffee. Photo courtesy AARP-Colorado.

DENVER – It's a busy time for Colorado lawmakers at the State Capitol – with the legislative session in full swing. And they're not alone. Advocacy groups, including AARP Colorado say they're also burning the midnight oil, keeping a close eye on at least 40 bills they're concerned mig ...Read More

PHOTO: The Southern Environmental Law Center, Appalachian Voices and other environmental groups are monitoring the coal-ash spill on the Dan River. Photo courtesy Appalachian Voices.

DANBURY, N.C. - Coal ash continues to leak from a retired Duke Energy power plant into the Dan River on the North Carolina-Virginia border. Information is also leaking - about the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' oversight of that coal-ash pond and the 13 others in the ...Read More

PHOTO: NV Energy is offering discounted L-E-D light bulbs in hopes of saving customers millions of dollars in energy costs. Photo courtesy of the U-S Department of Energy.

RENO, Nev. – A new program from NV Energy offering discounted LED light bulbs could save Nevadans millions of dollars in energy costs. Adam Grant, energy-efficiency program manager at NV Energy, says the utility is offering discounts of up to 50 percent on the bulbs purchased at Home Depot, C ...Read More

PHOTO: A document dump in an ongoing John Doe investigation sheds more light on what some are calling a secret e-mail system used during Walker's campaign for governor in 2010. (Official photo from the Governor's office)

MADISON, Wis. – Thousands of pages of documents relating to a secret John Doe investigation, which many say is centered on Gov. Scott Walker's first election campaign in 2010, were ordered released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. The investigation has already resulted in the con ...Read More

PHOTO: A legislative committee listened to several hours of testimony in support of accepting federal Medicaid funds, but didn't vote on the proposal. Courtesy of ESPC.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyomingites spent two hours taking turns at the podium on Wednesday, testifying in favor of a bill (SF 118) that would allow the state to accept federal money to extend Medicaid insurance coverage to more than 17,000 residents. Jane Fonfara, Laramie, testified that she has only be ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Idahoans' incomes have grown by 30 percent since 1979, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute. But when broken down by levels of income, it turns out the top one percent took most of it home. Graphic courtesy of EPI.

BOISE, Idaho – A new report on income growth shows Idahoans have seen theirs expand by 30 percent since 1979. While that might be considered healthy, the report from the Economic Policy Institute finds that when the statistics are examined by income level, most of the money goes to the top 1 ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah lawmakers have approved legislation to convert half the state's passenger vehicles to cleaner fuels or high-efficiency models by 2018. Photo courtesy Utah Dept. of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah lawmakers are showing overwhelming support for a bill that helps to address the state's serious air quality issues. The House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 99. It requires the state to convert half of its passenger vehicles to cleaner fuels ...Read More

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