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PNS Daily Newscast - December 3, 2020 

As the pandemic slams the brakes on the DC Metro, warnings of an environmental disaster; The U.S. Senate considers end-of-life issues.

2020Talks - December 2, 2020 

Trump's allies refuse to stop challenging the election results, despite federal investigators saying no fraud occurred.

Archive: February 4, 2014

PHOTO: Would hospital care improve if people were given enough price and quality information to comparison-shop for their non-emergency health needs? The health-care workers' union SEIU thinks so. Photo credit:

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hospitals in Oregon vary just as widely in terms of quality as any other type of consumer service, according to the latest federal data about patient care. Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) analyzed the government figures released in December, which ...Read More

PHOTO: Researchers at the University of Nevada-Reno say using burning techniques practiced by Native Americans could help land-management practices in the Great Basin today. Photo credit: Washoe County, Nevada.

RENO, Nev. – Modern land management practices in the Great Basin may benefit by being blended with Native American burning techniques. Brad Schultz, Humboldt County extension educator for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, says research shows that Native Americans were successfu ...Read More

Photo: Coal ash sludge in Kingston, TN. Courtesy:

PUEBLO, Colo. - The disposal of coal ash in Colorado will become a black-and-white issue starting in December. Late last week the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to finalize the first-ever federal regulations for the disposal of toxic waste generated by coal-fired power plants. Acc ...Read More

PHOTO: Black History Month in New Mexico means there are plenty of events celebrating the history and culture of African-Americans. Photo courtesy of the U-S Air Force.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – February means it's the heart of winter in New Mexico, and it's also a time for celebrating the culture and history of African-Americans. Cathryn McGill, founder of the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, says her organization is holding several events in the Al ...Read More

PHOTO:  Volunteers with the nation’s largest free tax-assistance and preparation service are ready to crunch the numbers for Ohioans who need help filing their tax returns. Photo courtesy of AARP.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tax season is here, but not all Ohioans can afford a private service or accountant to prepare their returns. Across the state, more than 1,500 volunteers with AARP's Tax-Aide program are offering free assistance for those with moderate to low incomes. Wayne Dreier has been ...Read More

PHOTO: Janine Krolikowski proudly wears red in memory of the heart attack she survived 11 years ago, and hopes that others in Michigan will join in the fight against heart disease. Photo courtesy of Krolikowski.

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Red and hearts are all around this month, and the American Heart Association hopes Michiganders will put the two together this Friday, to join in the fight against the number-one killer of women - which some people may be surprised to learn is heart disease. Janine Krolikowski o ...Read More

The ACLU has filed a case in federal court in Madison seeking recognition for legal out-of-state marriages for Wisconsin same-sex couples. (Logo provided by ACLU)

MADISON, Wis. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin has filed suit on behalf of four same-sex Wisconsin couples that want their legal out-of-state marriages to be recognized. One of the four plaintiffs is a couple that has been together for 37 years. Larry Dupuis, legal director ...Read More

PHOTO: Columbus-based Wendy’s is demanding quarterly reports from pork suppliers about their ability to provide pork produced without the use of gestation crates. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The world's third-largest fast-food chain is making more strides toward elimination of controversial pig cages. Columbus-based Wendy's says it will require its suppliers to provide quarterly reports regarding their ability to provide pork produced without the use of gestatio ...Read More

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