PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 

A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: April 29, 2014

PHOTO: Melissa Stockwell lost her leg to an IED in Iraq, but that didn't stop her from becoming a world champion athlete. She's speaking in West Virginia this week. Photo courtesy of Stockwell.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - She lost a leg in Baghdad but went on to be a world champion athlete, and now Melissa Stockwell is coming to West Virginia this week. She'll talk about how she went "from Baghdad to Beijing," as she puts it. A young military officer when she was injured by an IED, Stockwell was t ...Read More

PHOTO: Some Ohio veterans say attempts to freeze the state's energy efficiency measures are a matter of national security. Photo credit: deegolden/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Beyond concerns that Ohio Senate Bill 310 on energy standards would hurt economic growth and raise energy bills, those opposed to the measure say it's also a matter of national security. The bill would freeze the state's renewable-energy and energy-efficiency requirements to block f ...Read More

PHOTO: Supporters of equal pay legislation will again gather in the Capitol rotunda today, many wearing red to symbolize that women's paychecks are

LANSING, Mich. - Women are worth just as much as men, and their paychecks should reflect that. That's the message the state's Equal Pay Coalition hopes to get out today with a briefing and rally at the Capitol. Danielle Atkinson is a steering committee member of Raise Michigan, the group working to ...Read More

Photo: Polling places are cluttered with signs in advance of the primary next Tuesday. Photo: Stephanie Carson

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's primary election is on May 6, one week from today, and while campaign signs are cluttering the entrances to libraries and other polling places statewide, some groups are concerned about voter turnout. Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina, says vot ...Read More

PHOTO: Next Tuesday, citizens across Colorado will have the chance to vote for the people who will directly impact things such as water quality, health and wellness and recreation in their communities. Photo credit: Dsw4/Wikimedia Commons.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Next Tuesday, in special-district elections, citizens across Colorado will have the opportunity to choose the people who will directly affect the water quality, health and wellness services, recreation and more in their communities. The 1,600 special districts, funded by a port ...Read More

PHOTO: Missouri farms of the future will rely heavily on technology, and young farmers can lead the way. That was one of the messages of this year's Future Farmers of America state convention, where the theme was

COLUMBIA, Mo. - They're young, highly educated, and choosing to be farmers. This year's Future Farmers of America (FFA) Missouri state convention has just wrapped up, and the group's leaders say technology will lead the way. Abrea Mizer is president of the Missouri chapter of FFA. The student, wit ...Read More

PHOTO: Dozens of volunteers are becoming certified in Indiana to respond to wildlife during an oil spill. Photo:Leif Skoogfors/Federal Emergency Management Agency.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Dozens of Indiana residents are learning how to protect wildlife in the event of an oil spill. Save the Dunes, along with Enbridge, is hosting a 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training for Wildlife Response. Those who complete the course, currently in ...Read More

PHOTO: A court ruling ensures that motorized vehicle use will continue to be restricted at Salt Creek Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. Photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism.

SALT LAKE CITY - A recent court ruling will ensure that motorized vehicle use will continue to be restricted at Salt Creek Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. Attorney Stephen Bloch with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance says the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by San Jua ...Read More

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