PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 

COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 

Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Archive: November 2, 2015

Day of the Dead celebrations include puppets and remembrance.  Courtesy: Unidad Latinos en Accion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It was part protest and part celebration as New Haven's Latino community held its fifth annual Day of the Dead Parade on Saturday. With puppets, music, home cooked food and a giant altar to the dead, hundreds turned out for the colorful event. John Lugo, an organizer wit ...Read More

Lung cancer is the top cancer killer of men and women in Wisconsin, and the American Lung Association says lung cancer diagnoses have nearly doubled among women in the past 37 years. Credit:

MILWAUKEE – Lung cancer is the top cancer killer of both women and men, taking the lives of almost twice as many women as any other cancer. More than 1,900 Wisconsin women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015. Anyone can get lung cancer, even people who have never smoked. November ...Read More

Maine's first lady Ann LePage is the keynote speaker Tuesday at an event to raise awareness for National Home Care and Hospice Month. Courtesy: Office of Gov. Paul LePage

AUGUSTA, Maine – It's National Home Care and Hospice Month, and local advocates are using November to get the word out about end-of-life care and treatment options. Kandyce Powell, executive director of Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care, says people are naturally fearful ...Read More

Opponents of bear hunting held a vigil near Orlando on Sunday as part of efforts to stop future hunts. Credit: Adam Sugalski

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The fight to save Florida's black bears will go on, as defenders of the bears say after last month's controversial hunt, they are more determined than ever to stop it from becoming an annual event. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have not y ...Read More

The movement to end mass incarceration in the U.S. has a new digital tool for its toolbox. Credit: sakhorn38/

DENVER - Human rights advocates are deploying a new digital tool to help convince corporations to stop profiting from mass incarceration. More than 2.4 million people are currently behind bars in the U.S., more than any other nation according to the American Friends Service Committee. Dalit Baum, ...Read More

The Winter Crisis Program helps eligible Ohioans struggling to keep their homes warm. Pat Pilon/Flickr

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As autumn's colder temperatures settle in around Ohio, the HEAP Winter Crisis Program is kicking into gear. The program assists low-income residents facing possible disconnection from their regulated utility provider by providing a one-time payment of $175 to help heat their ...Read More

While formal training builds skills and confidence, the new CPR guidelines stress that a cellphone and a willingness to step in can save lives. Credit: Rama/Wikimedia Commons

ST. LOUIS - When someone is having a stroke or heart attack, you don't need formal training to save a life, according to the newly-released Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines from the American Heart Association. Douglas Randell, an officer with the EMS training programs for the St. Lou ...Read More

Credit unions hope to share and further their good works through a contest now under way. Courtesy: Michigan Credit Union League

LANSING, Mich. - Credit unions have a long history of involvement with community causes, and a contest under way aims to showcase that and make more charitable work possible. "Share The Love" is a nationwide contest, in which credit unions are being asked to create a short video showcasing their g ...Read More

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