PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 

Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 

The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Archive: May 22, 2014

PHOTO: The coal industry is igniting debate in Virginia over EPA standards to limit an air pollution connection to climate change and health issues. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons

RICHMOND, Va. – The coal industry is igniting debate in Virginia over Environmental Protection Agency standards to limit air pollution connected to climate change and health issues. Virginians are seeing and hearing messages that those controls will mean higher electricity bills and other ec ...Read More

PHOTO: The push is on to make sure low-income Missouri children have access to summer programs that stimulate their minds and bodies, so that they don't suffer the summer slide. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Education.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – With the unofficial start of summer just days away and the end of the school year in sight, more learning might not be the top priority for many Missouri children, but education experts say it is critical to find ways to keep low-income children engaged over the summer. ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill being drafted in the U.S. House of Representatives would do little to address the issues brought to light by the Elk River chemical spill. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill being drafted in Congress would leave in place the chemical regulation failures that came to light in the Freedom Industries spill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which includes Rep. David McKinley, is considering the Chemicals in Commerce Act. Andy Igr ...Read More

Photo: Children's toys are among the areas of concern when it comes to chemical labeling and usage. Courtesy: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – These days it's not uncommon to find Floridians reading product labels, but they might be curious to know the products' ingredients that aren't listed. Legislation before Congress claims to offer consumers greater protection against potentially harmful chemicals. But Kat ...Read More

PHOTO: Members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus are calling for more money to be budgeted for working women and young children. Photo courtesy: Department of Health Services Foundation.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Budget negotiations will begin soon, and many of California's female lawmakers want to make sure the state's spending plan does a better job of helping women and children. Members of the California Legislative Women's Caucus say now that the economy is recovering, it's i ...Read More

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