PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 

Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 

Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Archive: April 9, 2014

PHOTO: This photo, taken in 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon spill, shows an oil-covered pelican. Photo courtesy Louisiana Governor's Office.

AUSTIN, Texas - Nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study says the disaster is far from over. Much research remains to be done, said Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist for the National Wildlife Federation, but the science shows that wildlife still are ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report makes the case that allowing people to get driver's licenses without regard to their immigration status would increase public safety and economic opportunity in North Carolina. Photo courtesy: NC Dept. of Transportation.

RALEIGH, N.C. - In North Carolina and 37 other states, an undocumented worker can't get a driver's license. That leaves hundreds of thousands without a way to get to work or school, or forces them to get behind the wheel without proper training, testing or insurance. A new report by the North Carol ...Read More

PHOTO: Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) says there was broad bipartisan support for a bill she co-authored, that will make Wisconsin the first state in the nation to require outside investigation of police-involved shootings that result in a death. (Photo from Rep. Taylor's office)

MADISON, Wis. - When there's a death involving the actions of a law-enforcement officer in Wisconsin, the officer's own agency investigates the incident. However, both houses of the state Legislature have just passed a bill that requires outside investigators to run the probes. Rep. Chris Taylor, D ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill that would have made it illegal to use a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for entertainment purposes has stalled in the Assembly. The earliest it can be up for discussion again is in 2015. Photo credit:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill to ban killer whale shows at SeaWorld is being put on hold. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act stalled in committee Tuesday, which means the earliest the bill can be re-heard is next year. The decision follows the delivery of a petition by three sixth-graders from Malibu wh ...Read More


California women must work almost 15 months to earn what a man does in just 12. "Equal Pay Day," which was marked Tuesday, is part of an ongoing national campaign to increase awareness about pay inequality for working women. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said female-headed households ...Read More

PHOTO: It's taken four years, but legislation that would protect some 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest now is headed to the floor of the U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Chris M. Morris

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Years in the making, an effort to help protect some of the state's most pristine areas finally is moving forward in Congress. First introduced in 2010, the Tennessee Wilderness Act is headed for the Senate floor after passing through committee Tuesday. Among those applauding the ...Read More

ILLUSTRATION: April is both Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Prevention advocates in New York and nationwide report progress and problems. Photo credit:

BETHPAGE, N.Y. - If there's a message, it's: "If you see something, say something." April is both Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and advocates fighting to protect minors say progress is made when people learn to step up and report abuse. Anthony Zenkus, director o ...Read More

PHOTO: In cities across the state, cleanup days and events are on the calendars in the weeks ahead, helping residents properly dispose of items that can't be trashed. Photo credit: Loren Kerns

DES MOINES, Iowa - With more seasonable weather now settling in, folks across Iowa are being reminded that not everything can just go into the trash as they start to tackle projects around the house and the yard. Leslie Holsapple, Metro Waste Authority program coordinator, said that includes hazard ...Read More

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