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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: March 26, 2014

PHOTO: IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says nearly 11,000 Wisconsinites have federal tax refunds coming from 2010, but time to get the refunds is running out. (Photo provided by IRS)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Some people don't bother to file a tax return if they don't make enough money to require filing, but an Internal Revenue Service spokesman says those people may well have missed getting a refund for taxes withheld from their paychecks. There's a three-year limit to claim such a re ...Read More

PHOTO: People of color are predicted to make up nearly 30 percent of Minnesota's population by 2040, compared with just four-percent in 1980. Photo credit: DryHundredFear.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesota continues to grow more diverse by the day, a new analysis finds that closing racial gaps in income, education and health is not only a moral imperative but a matter of economics. Action is needed now because the inequalities mean the state loses out on billions of dol ...Read More

PHOTO: Recreation groups have sent a letter to Congress requesting they make it easier to form partnerships to tackle trail cleanup and repairs. Repairs are needed on nearly 75 percent of the trails. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Forest Service could dig out of its backlog of trail maintenance by tapping into Montanans' love of the outdoors. Recreation groups have sent a letter to Congress requesting that it make it easier to form partnerships to tackle trail cleanup and repairs - repairs that are need ...Read More

PHOTO: Counties in the San Joaquin Valley again rank as some of the unhealthiest in the state according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings report by the Robert Wood Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. Photo credit: Kern County Farm Bureau.

People in the San Joaquin Valley are living in some of the unhealthiest counties in the state, according to a new report. The fifth annual "County Health Rankings" report puts Fresno, Kern and Stanislaus counties near the bottom when it comes to factors such as smoking, employment, physical activit ...Read More

PHOTO: If Colorado children got more regular physical exercise, it would improve the health of the state overall, says a new report from the Colorado Health Foundation. Photo credit:
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DENVER - Despite its wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, Colorado has a long way to go when it comes to the health of its residents, according to a new report. The study released today by the Colorado Health Foundation gives the state a C for children's health, which may come as a surprise ...Read More

PHOTO: Hobby Lobby took its case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, with company owners arguing that they shouldn't have to provide contraception coverage for workers because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Photo credit: Nicholas Eckhart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The arguments are over, and now the waiting begins as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a challenge to the contraceptive mandate in the new federal health-care law. Attorneys for two for-profit companies argued before the justices on Tuesday that requiring their insurance to cover bi ...Read More

PHOTO: Demand for local, sustainably-grown food continues to surge in Illinois. Advocates say that should be a cue for state leaders to continue their support of local food systems. Photo credit: AcrylicArtist on

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Farmers and citizens from across the state will be sharing their appreciation for local and sustainably produced foods with lawmakers in Springfield today. They'll convene at the Capitol for the fifth annual Local Food Awareness Day to share ideas about policies that can help sup ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA is proposing a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that some estimates say leave 60 percent of Ohio’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development. Photo credit: Ohio EPA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking what some say is the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade. On Tuesday, the agency proposed a rule that would close what have been called loopholes in the Clean Water Act. Christian Adams, a state associate for Envi ...Read More

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