PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2020 

Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 

Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Archive: March 31, 2014

PHOTO: The Tennessee Department of Health has partnered with the March of Dimes, the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care, and the Tennessee Hospital Association to lower the number of babies born before 39 weeks. Photo credit:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Every single day can make a difference in the healthy development of a baby, so a new campaign is telling mothers across Tennessee to wait until labor begins on its own. Christian Emmert is a mother of two and a leader with Attachment Parenting International. She said a lot of imp ...Read More

PHOTO: UW-Madison professor of law and bioethics Alta Charro, a nationally recognized expert on the ethics of stem-cell research, describes a new scam called

MADISON, Wis. - Many of us may not have heard of stem-cell tourism, but according to University of Wisconsin-Madison law and bioethics professor Alta Charro, a nationally recognized authority on the ethics of stem cell research, it is a new scam that preys on desperate patients via the Internet. Sh ...Read More

PHOTO: Appanoose Rapids Microbrewery and Loft Apartments in Ottumwa. Photo credit: Appanoose

OTTUMWA, Iowa - What was once a building considered for demolition in the town of Ottumwa is now being called a shining example of the positive community reinvestment that's happening across Iowa. The revitalization began with a restaurant and brew pub in 2009. The last phase was completed last year ...Read More

PHOTO: In addition to breathtaking views of places such as Fisher Peak, the North Cascades National Park complex reported contributing $26.4 million to the local economy in 2013. Photo credit: Autumn Carlsen, National Park Service.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - President Obama wants to allocate more money to the National Park Service to spruce up the parks for the agency's 100th birthday, and Congress will decide whether to go along with that request in the next few weeks. The president is proposing a small increase of $55 million in the N ...Read More

PHOTO: About 23,000 Montanans have enrolled for coverage in the health insurance Marketplace, and today is the final day to sign up, with some exceptions. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

BILLINGS, Mont. - This is deadline day for most Montanans to begin the sign-up process for the health-insurance requirement under the Affordable Care Act. About 23,000 Montanans have inked deals so far, according to Jen Gross at Planned Parenthood of Montana, who is a Certified Navigator for the Mar ...Read More

PHOTO: Members of the clean-energy advocacy group Environmental Entrepreneurs, like Virginian Dave Belote, say they are hopeful about the economic opportunities to come with climate action. Photo credit: Cassidy & Associates.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The latest federal jobs report shows Virginia continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and environmental entrepreneurs say clean energy jobs are fueling some of the growth. Virginia Beach-based energy security expert Dave Belote said business leade ...Read More

PHOTO: A study spearheaded in Illinois finds many characteristics of an autism spectrum disorder can be identified in children by age two. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - New research out of Illinois suggests that autism can be identified earlier than previously thought, in children as young as age two years. A study headed by Dr. Laurie Jeans as a University of Illinois graduate student found a number of behavioral and developmental deficits pres ...Read More

Photo: The Race 4 Change will raise money for the North Carolina Community Action Association on May 4th. Courtesy: NCCAA

RALEIGH, N.C. - Every year, North Carolina's 40 nonprofit community action agencies serve millions of the state's citizens in need, but recent funding loss from sequestration and a decrease in donations is prompting them to look toward other ways of raising money. This spring, people from around the ...Read More

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