PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 

Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 

The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Archive: January 19, 2015

PHOTO: Coal ash, which is the waste material left behind from burning coal, is at the center of controversy in several Missouri communities, where there are fears toxic chemicals could leak into groundwater. Photo courtesy of Sierra Club Missouri Chapter.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – According to the first ever federal standards on coal ash, the toxic waste from burning coal should not be dumped in landfills on unstable terrain because of the risk of groundwater contamination. That's why environmental and health advocates are unhappy as Missouri utilit ...Read More

PHOTO: The memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is being honored in Nevada and around the nation today through acts of service. Photo courtesy Corporation for National and Community Service.

RENO, Nev. - People and organizations around Nevada are honoring the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with acts of service on this holiday Monday, which honors the slain civil rights leader's birthday. Jocelyn Lantrip, director of marketing with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, says ...Read More

PHOTO: As various proposals circulate to deal with the massive amount of college student loan debt in America, the typical UW-Madison undergraduate student's debt is below the national average. Photo credit:

MADISON, Wis. - By the time they get their sheepskin, the typical UW-Madison undergraduate will have racked up more than $27,000 in student loan debt. It's a lot of money to pay back, but Susan Fischer, director of the Student Financial Aid office at the university, says it's still below the nation ...Read More

PHOTO: Homeowners are being urged to take action this month by testing for radon. The invisible gas is a leading cause of lung cancer and is present at high levels in a majority of North Dakota homes. Photo courtesy of National Cancer Institute.

BISMARCK, N.D. - It really is often a matter of out of sight, out of mind, but radon is a deadly danger in more homes than not in every part of the state, and the message on the importance of testing is clear. Justin Otto, radon coordinator with the North Dakota Department of Health, says the radioa ...Read More

PHOTO: Long Island advocates are urging local immigrants to keep preparing their paper work for temporary legal status despite last weeks vote by the U.S. House to halt deferred action on deportations. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK – Don't get discouraged – that's the message being sent to New York's undocumented immigrants in the aftermath of the House vote to halt deferred action on deportations. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of the advocacy group Long Island Wins, says there are upwards ...Read More

PHOTO: Lawmakers will hold a hearing this week on a measure that would repeal the state's involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Opponents say the measure threatens progress the state has made in curbing harmful carbon pollution. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – It's lofty goal for some states – a reduction of carbon pollution of 32 percent by 2030 under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, but the Granite State is already ahead of the curve. State Rep. Bob Backus of Manchester says New Hampshire had a ...Read More

PHOTO: Rep. Max Tyler and the new Colorado State Legislature will wrestle with how the state can meet the goals of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Photo courtesy of Colorado House Democrats.

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to rein in carbon pollution won't happen without a fight with the coal industry. But one state lawmaker in Colorado says the benefits, and the costs of not acting, are too important to ignore. The Clean Power Plan calls on the stat ...Read More

PHOTO: The debate over expanding Medicaid in North Carolina continues. Some top state lawmakers last week indicated they are not interested in expansion, but Gov. Pat McCrory recently met with President Barack Obama to discuss possible options. Photo courtesy of the NC Museum of History.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Despite opposition from some state lawmakers, Medicaid expansion is not off the table in North Carolina. At the start of the 2015 legislative session last week, Senate Pres. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) both dismissed the idea of expans ...Read More

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