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: February 13, 2015

PHOTO: Those new to agriculture will learn about funding, land-management practices and new trends and markets at the Montana Farmers Union Young Producers Conference in Missoula. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

MISSOULA, Mont. - The next generation of farmers and ranchers, as well as those who want to get into agriculture, are gathering in Missoula today and through the weekend for the Montana Farmers Union's "Young Producers Conference." The biggest obstacle is funding, especially for land, said Justin L ...Read More

PHOTO: A Duke sociologist found in her research that socioeconomic status in childhood impacts decisions later in life, even when that person marries someone who grew up with more financial resources. Photo credit: Fabrice Lambert/Wikimedia Commons.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Your compatibility with your partner may come down to dollars and cents, according to the research of a Duke University professor. Sociologist Jessi Streib studied couples in which each partner grew up in a different socio-economic class and found that even if you "marry up," yo ...Read More

PHOTO: The winter storm last month dubbed Juno left Nantucket and parts of Cape Cod flooded and without electricity. Thanks to an extension of SNAP replacement benefits, some residents are going to be able to replace lost or spoiled food. Photo courtesy Galvin/Flickr.

NANTUCKET, Mass. - The several feet of recent snow may have diverted attention from the plight of victims of the storm dubbed Juno that wracked Cape Cod and the islands last month. In Provincetown and Nantucket, however, some residents are getting a break in the wake of that mess. Replacement SNAP ...Read More

PHOTO: According to the Food Research and Action Center, 213,000 Indiana children ate a free school breakfast last year, less than half of those who participated in the federal School Lunch Program. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana schools have been working to ensure that all children, especially those who are low-income, start their day with a healthy breakfast. But a new report shows there is room for improvement. The Food Research and Action Center found that less than half of the students who partic ...Read More

Renee King-Sonnen married a fourth generation cattle rancher, but now is converting the 96-acre Angleton cattle ranch into an animal farm sanctuary.

ANGLETON, Texas - Cattle are the state's most profitable agricultural product, but one cattle rancher's wife decided the animals are too priceless to sell. Renee King-Sonnen married a fourth-generation cattle rancher six years ago. When she first arrived at the 96-acre cattle ranch in Angleton, she ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal would improve access to dental care to nearly one million low-income adults and children in the state. Photo credit: cohdra/morguefile

LANSING, Mich. - Thousands of Michiganders will have something to smile about if Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal, which takes steps to improve access to dental care, passes through the Legislature. Snyder wants to expand the state's Healthy Kids Dental program to the three most populous counties ...Read More

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