PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 

Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 

This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Archive: June 27, 2014

PHOTO: With early detection and proper treatment, people with HIV can live long, independent lives and keep the infection from progressing into AIDS. Photo credit: Bordecia33/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As National HIV Testing Day is recognized today (Friday) across Tennessee and the country, the vision of virtually ending AIDS is slowly moving toward reality. Patrick Luther, chief program officer for Nashville Cares, points out that there are many new advancements and eff ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Rat and mouse poison in the form of loose pellets is being taken off the market unless it is housed in a secure bait station that children, pets and wildlife cannot get into. The Wisconsin Dept. of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection urges safe disposal of this hazardous waste. Image courtesy Polk County, Wis.

MADISON, Wis. – Since they no longer meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, the makers of the popular rat and mouse poison "d-Con" are taking most of their products off the market. New rules mean that these types of rodenticides must be housed in a bait station, so children, pe ...Read More

PHOTO: Iowa's Environmental Protection Commission will meet mid-July to begin discussions on possible changes to the state's rule on topsoil restoration at construction sites. Photo credit: 1,000 Friends of Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa – In an agricultural state such as Iowa, topsoil is one of the most valued natural resources. But concerns are being raised about possible changes to the state's rules about replacing topsoil at construction sites. As it stands now, if one acre or more of land is disturbed du ...Read More

PHOTO: For the past year, groups have rallied in Michigan and across the nation, hoping the GOP would take up a comprehensive reform measure. But one year after the U.S. Senate passed the bill, with no movement in the House, they'll rally Saturday with a different goal. Photo courtesy Michigan United.

LANSING, Mich. – Today (Friday) marks one full year since the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, but with the measure effectively dead in the House, immigrant advocacy groups hope to convince President Obama to use his executive powers to steer around the Congressional ...Read More

PHOTO: June is PTSD Awareness Month. Experts say itís important to build a better understanding of PTSD so those who are experiencing it feel comfortable seeking the care they need. Photo credit: Scott Liddell/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's estimated that one in eight deployed military service members will exhibit signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a statistic that could impact thousands of Ohio families. Today is National PTSD Awareness Day, aimed at helping veterans and others re ...Read More

PHOTO: Peter Iwanowicz (center) with environmental allies speaking in opposition to a state board's decision (Thursday) to approve using a half billion dollars in environmental funding to repair the Tappen Zee Bridge. Photo courtesy Travis Proulx.

NEW YORK CITY - Despite objections from citizens and environmental groups, a state board voted Thursday to move forward with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $500 million of clean-water money to replace a bridge. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York, sa ...Read More

PHOTO: State leaders say initiatives and programs aimed at combating homelessness have contributed to a 6 percent decrease in Hoosiers living in shelters or on the street. Photo credit: Joe Zlomek/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – There are some positive findings in an annual snapshot of homelessness in Indiana. The 2014 Point-in-Time Homeless Count found a 2 percent decrease in overall homelessness from last year, which makes the overall decrease 6 percent since 2010. Lori Dimick, director of community ...Read More

PHOTO: Lockheed Martinís Advanced Development Programs building in Palmdale, Calif. The tax credits in AB 2389 may help this and other aerospace companies bidding for contracts for the Defense Department's Advanced Strategic Aircraft Program. Photo credit: Alan Radecki

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Keeping and creating new jobs in the aerospace industry is the goal of a bill passed by the California State Assembly on Thursday. Calling California the "historic home of the aerospace industry," Assemblyman Steve Fox estimates the legislation he authored will create 1,1 ...Read More

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