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: October 21, 2015

Parental presence during children's early years is seen as key to their development and bond with their parent. Credit: taliesin/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Just 12 percent of American workers are offered paid family leave through their employer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics - while other developed countries offer as much as a year of leave to care for a child. While that is shifting here among a handful of private- an ...Read More

A grassroots organization is seeking your input on a people's plan for clean energy in Kentucky. The Empower Kentucky project counters political leaders who are digging in against the federal government's efforts to clean up dirty power plants.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A grassroots organization that long has championed energy diversification in Kentucky says it will have a people's plan for clean energy in place by June. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth has launched Empower Kentucky, an effort to develop solutions for transitioning away from coal ...Read More

Two former Bureau of Land Management directors have sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget urging strong rules to reduce methane pollution on federal and tribal lands. Credit: Dirk Ingo Franke/Wikimedia Commons
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Two former Bureau of Land Management directors have sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget urging strong rules to reduce methane pollution on federal and tribal lands. Methane, a byproduct of oil and gas production, is more than 80 times more potent than carbo ...Read More

A new study reveals that people with disabilities in New York have a harder time finding good-paying jobs compared to people with disabilities at the national level. Credit: CIDNY.

NEW YORK - October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and a new report highlights challenges people with disabilities face in the workforce, particularly in the state of New York. Nationally, the employment rate for people with disabilities is nearly 34 percent, while the rate for p ...Read More

A photo exhibit aims to spotlight a controversial potential real-estate development on natural lands along Lake Michigan. Credit: James Cook/Mary Lou Graham/Erin Wilkinson

CHICAGO - An art exhibit opening today in Chicago is focused on capturing the beauty of an ecologically sensitive area on Lake Michigan. Brad Klein, senior attorney with the Environmental Law and Policy Center, said the center is showcasing the photos of three artists to help bring attention to a s ...Read More

Supporters join Rep. Jay Livingstone, D-Boston, second from right, as lawmakers hold a hearing on a new measure to improve the well-being of hundreds of thousands of children in the Commonwealth. Courtesy: Health Care For All

BOSTON - There is no shortage of state agencies trying to battle health and housing issues in the Commonwealth, but a new bill says a lot more could be accomplished through coordination. Rep. Jay Livingstone, D-Boston, said the measure will help children and families by improving such things as acc ...Read More

The Springfield City Council passed a resolution Tuesday urging the Commonwealth congressional delegation to turn thumbs down on the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership deal. Credit: Daniel Justice

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Supporters say a resolution passed Tuesday by the Springfield City Council is part of an emerging national trend where local governments are showing their opposition to what they call bad trade deals. The Springfield City Council resolution calls on elected officials in the U.S ...Read More

Without a budget, teachers may be asked to work without pay. Credit: Michelle Collins/ Wikimedia Commons

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania schools have received no state money since July, when the budget impasse began, but the bills keep piling up. Schools in low-income districts are being hit hardest. Dolores McCracken, vice president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, recently was in Erie ...Read More

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