PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: July 3, 2014

PHOTO: A new report finds that immigrants in Kentucky are a diverse group that contributes greatly to the state's economy. It says immigration reform could mean even greater economic benefits. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BEREA, Ky. – Prompted by a lack of action in the U.S. House, President Obama said earlier this week he may act on his own to reform the nation's immigration system. In Kentucky, a policy research organization has released a new snapshot of the state's immigrant population. The profile from th ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohioans are being reminded to obey the law and use common sense to prevent fireworks-related injuries and fires. Better yet, says the State Fire Marshal, attend a professional fireworks display instead of having your own. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand-in-hand, and Ohioans are being reminded to follow the law and exercise caution when celebrating this week. While you may hear blasts coming from a neighbor's yard, most fireworks are illegal in Ohio, including firecrackers, bottle rock ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 14,000 Michiganders have written to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, asking him to take steps to promote responsible gun ownership in Michigan. Photo credit: Kristen Moore, Everytown for Gun Safety.

LANSING, Mich. - When Governor Rick Snyder opens his mail on the eve of the Fourth of July holiday, he'll find 14,000 messages from Michiganders calling on him to make responsible decisions to help reduce gun violence in the state. Kristen Moore, the Ann Arbor ambassador for Everytown for Gun Safet ...Read More

PHOTO: Monday's Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn may stop some independent care providers from joining public-sector unions that automatically include employees in paying dues and enjoying contract benefits. Photo by Franz Jantzen / U.S. Supreme Court.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some of those affected by a U.S. Supreme Court decision on union dues for child and home care workers say it is based on the myth that their labor is somehow less deserving than other types of employment. This week's decision in the Harris v. Quinn case will likely stop some indep ...Read More

PHOTO: As Hoosiers celebrate the 4th of July, they are being reminded to properly display the

INDIANAPOLIS – As Hoosiers honor the country this Fourth of July, they're being encouraged to follow proper flag etiquette when flying "Old Glory." Mike Buss, a deputy director with the American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis, says the American flag represents the nation's freed ...Read More

Opinions vary among Americans as to whether there will be wider implications to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to use religious objections to avoid paying for contraceptive coverage. Photo courtesy of Kevin Connors / Morguefile.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - As the dust clears from this week's Supreme Court decision letting companies use religious objections to avoid paying for contraceptive coverage, what remains unclear is how that ruling will play out in Pennsylvania. Concerns are being raised over the impact Tuesday's ruling could ...Read More

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