PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: January 16, 2015

PHOTO: Seven California counties depend heavily on Colorado River water, and a new study by Arizona State University quantifies just how much their economies would suffer if less water is available. Photo of Palo Verde Dam near Blythe, Calif., by Sandra J. Owen-Boyce, U.S. Geological Survey.

LOS ANGELES — A little more than half the economy of Southern California is dependent in some way on the health of the Colorado River system, according to a new report that quantifies the value of the river to the seven Western states that use it. Researchers at Arizona State University found ...Read More


DENVER - Despite a recent legal setback, Arturo Hernandez Garcia says he will not give up on his effort to remain with his wife and daughters in the United States by qualifying for President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program, also known as "DAPA." Garcia, who has been living ...Read More

PHOTO: Fewer Oregon Health Plan members are seeing this sign. Emergency room visits by Medicaid recipients are down by 21 percent, according to a new state report. Photo credit: Chris Bradshaw/
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Medicaid expansion in Oregon last year didn't mean a spike in costs or emergency-room use, according to a report released this week by the Oregon Health Authority. The state said Medicaid costs for inpatient hospital services have decreased about 5.5 percent since 2011, despite add ...Read More

PHOTO: People come from around the country to enjoy Michigan's Au Sable River, which is why one group wants the federal government to study the potential risks of a 60-year-old oil pipeline that runs beneath it. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

LANSING, Mich. - How do you know it's safe if you've never studied it? That's the question environmental advocates want answered in response to the government's decision to allow oil to flow through an old pipeline under some of the state's most pristine areas. The Enbridge Energy pipeline runs acr ...Read More

PHOTO: The Colorado River means millions of jobs and billions of dollars to Arizona's economy each year, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Water Resources.

PHOENIX - Arizona's economy and the Colorado River are linked to the point that one may not exist without the other, according to a new study. The report from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University concluded that the river contributed more than 2 million jobs and $185 billion ...Read More

CHART: The blue line suggests West Virginia is in for a bad flu season. But the spread of flu and other infectious diseases could be slowed by granting more workers paid sick leave. Chart by West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The flu is flying around West Virginia, but there may be a partial cure in an unexpected place - through paid sick days. Supporters are pushing both Congress and the West Virginia Legislature to expand the types of workers who can earn paid time off when they are ill. According ...Read More

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