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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

2020Talks - August 14, 2020 

Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: December 30, 2015

Wisconsin's prized clean air and water took a back seat to the wishes of special interests in 2015, according to an environmentalist. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - Looking back at 2015, the executive director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Kerry Schumann, says it was a bad year for the state's environment. In her view, the Legislature has allowed too many special-interest groups to shape Wisconsin's laws and environmental insti ...Read More

About 80 percent of care for older Washingtonians is delivered by relatives, since few have long-term care insurance or can afford to pay for services on their own. (ohusana/morguefile)
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Who will need long-term care and who will pay for it are the topics of a study getting under way for the new year, ordered by the Washington Legislature. State lawmakers in 2015 decided it's time to think ahead about the aging population, or risk the financial consequences of bein ...Read More

A campaign is urging the Postmaster General to establish low-cost financial services in the nation's 30,000 U.S. Post Offices. (USPS)

AUSTIN, Texas - Most people don't think of the U.S. Post Office as a place to cash a paycheck, but a coalition of national consumer, labor and civic organizations want to change that. The group recently delivered petitions with more than 150,000 signatures urging Postmaster General Megan Brennan t ...Read More

Punitive isolation is still used in Indiana youth correctional facilities, despite a national trend moving away from the practice. (Andrew Bardwell/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS - There's a national trend of moving away from the use of isolation as punishment in youth correctional facilities, but a new report says it is still used in Indiana. The survey by the national law firm Lowenstein Sandler found 21 states now prohibit punitive isolation and 20 others, ...Read More

Clean-power groups are pushing for more renewables and full compliance with the federal Clean Power Plan in 2016. (xandert/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - As 2016 draws near, clean-power groups are looking ahead to the work still to be done to implement new federal mandates and move toward more renewables. By September, the state has to submit a plan to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan, which sets targets for reduction of gree ...Read More

It's not too late for Wyomingites to sign up for health insurance. (wavebreak/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - By the time WINHealth shuts down for good on Thursday, 13,000 Wyomingites will have to arrange for alternative coverage. Normally you have to sign up by the 15th of the month for coverage to start the following month. But it's still not too late, because the loss of coverage triggere ...Read More

Gov. Tom Wolf will release six months of school funding. (Gov. Tom Wolf/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Schools and social-service agencies finally are going to get some state funds, but the budget battles aren't over yet. Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday said he would issue line-item vetoes on portions of the budget approved by the Legislature late last week. Calling it "a ridiculous effor ...Read More

Investors are saying they want more public disclosure from energy developers that use fracking, according to an industry scorecard that ranks them. (iStockphoto)

BISMARK, N.D. - A lot of companies fracking for gas do a poor job of informing the public, according to investor groups. While a just-released scorecard faults Occidental Petroleum for secrecy in some areas, other companies like North Dakota-based Hess scored near the top of the third annual Disclos ...Read More

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