PNS Daily Newscast - April 2, 2020 

The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 

Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Archive: September 8, 2014

PHOTO: School budgets and Common Core concerns aside, learning is the priority in Oregon schools. A new school year is an exciting time, both for kids and teachers. Photo credit: AlexRaths/

PORTLAND, Ore. - The new school year is in full swing. For many Oregon school districts, this year marks the first that budgets have leveled out since the recession, which means no big staff or program cuts. At Centennial High School in Multnomah County, Spanish teacher Reed Scott-Schwalbach says t ...Read More

PHOTO: Michiganders join the nation in recognizing Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14, and the global community will honor World Suicide Prevention Day this Wednesday, Sept. 10. Image courtesy of MASP.

LANSING, Mich. - With the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams still fresh in the minds of many Michiganders, mental-health advocates want to keep the conversation and awareness going, as the state and nation recognize Suicide Prevention Week. Joan Durling, president with the Michigan Associat ...Read More

FLYER: Virginia food banks say a food drive this week comes at a crucial time for them. Flyer courtesy of AARP Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. - Feeding programs say a food drive this week is coming just in time to help with a serious seasonal need, much of it from the working poor. The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive runs through next Monday. There are 150 collection sites around the state, many in the front of ...Read More

PHOTO: Ragweed pollen is a principal source of allergy misery for millions of people every fall. The Wisconsin Asthma Coalition says it's important for sufferers to develop an asthma and allergy plan with their doctor. Photo courtesy of University of Texas.

MADISON, Wis. – It looks like it won't be an easy fall season for allergy and asthma sufferers, according to Dr. Mark Hermanoff, an allergist and member of the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition. "In Wisconsin, we've had a very wet and cool summer and so, that's led to a lot of growth of vegetation,& ...Read More

PHOTO: Missourians looking for a way to help out this tax season can volunteer their time and services as greeters, tax preparers, or translators for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Photo credit: R. Benter.

KANSAS CITY - With summer just winding down, tax season might not yet be on your mind, but it definitely is for those who help recruit and train volunteers to provide free tax preparation assistance to tens of thousands of low-to-moderate income Missourians. Bob Juergens, central region coordinato ...Read More

PHOTO: Feeding children who might otherwise not receive regular healthy meals has been a summer priority in Colorado as well as a school-year priority. Monday's Hunger Free Colorado Summit will cover multiple facets of the state's food insecurity problems. Photo courtesy Hunger Free Colorado.
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ARVADA, Colo. - The topic today at the fourth annual "Hunger Free Colorado Summit" in Arvada will be fighting poverty. About 200 community leaders and advocates at this year's summit are discussing ways they can collaborate to improve access to healthy food for more Coloradans - and they will have ...Read More

PHOTO: It's hoped that the community conservation system implemented in Pope County can be a model for other parts of the state and region where grassland has disappeared due to plowing and invasive species. Photo courtesy Land Stewardship Project.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Across the state and region, grassland habitat is some of the most threatened, but success is being reported in West Central Minnesota thanks to a unique collaboration. The "Simon Lake Challenge" is a project with farmers, landowners, environmental groups and government agencies. ...Read More

PHOTO: Connecticut voters will decide an amendment question on the November ballot that could increase access to the poll. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut voters face a question when they head to the polls this November – it's a constitutional amendment to allow state lawmakers to consider new ways for voters to cast ballots. State Rep. Ed Jutila says Connecticut is currently one of only 14 states in the nat ...Read More

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