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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Archive: March 12, 2015

PHOTO: Sara Domek of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers helps chop down juniper on Hart Mountain in Lake County. Oregon has managed to clear an estimated 68 percent of the invasive conifers, which crowd out native sagebrush and threaten sage-grouse habitat. Photo credit: Nick Dobric, Oregon Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

BEND, Ore. - Oregon is a standout for local collaboration as ranchers, conservation groups, and state and federal agencies work together on public and private land to keep the greater sage-grouse off the endangered species list. A new report details the first five years of the Sage-Grouse Initiativ ...Read More

Photo: Durham residents now can look for this logo on websites or at business entrances to find out if the business pays its employees a living wage. Photo credit: Durham Living Wage Project

DURHAM, N.C. - Within a few days, residents in parts of the Triangle will know upon entering a business or visiting its website whether it pays a "living wage." It's part of a citizen's initiative to encourage Durham-area businesses to pay their employees what it takes to live in their community, ve ...Read More

PHOTO: Business leaders join others in Nashville this week to remind lawmakers the availability of early childhood education is critical to the growth of the state's economy. Photo credit: Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The importance of early childhood education is a top priority for child advocates this week as they work to encourage lawmakers to expand the availability of pre-kindergarten programs to Tennessee families during Children's Advocacy Days in Nashville. While data supports the role ...Read More

PHOTO: Efforts involving ranchers, conservationists and government agencies continue in Nevada and other Western states to improve enough habitat to avoid having the sage-grouse listed as a threatened or endangered species. Photo credit National Park Service.

AUSTIN, Nev. - Private landowners and conservationists in Nevada and several other Western states continue to work together to prevent the sage-grouse from being listed as an endangered species. Duane Coombs, manager of the 250,000-acre Smith Creek Ranch near Austin, Nevada, is among those working ...Read More

Nearly 500,000 Arkansans play the role of caregiver for an aging parent or family member with a disability, and they’re not paid for that job. Legislation recently filed aims to make things a bit easier. Credit: gaertingen/pixabay.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Nearly 500,000 Arkansans play the role of caregiver for an aging parent or family member with a disability and they're not paid for that job. Legislation recently filed aims to make things a bit easier. Herb Sanderson, associate state director for advocacy with AARP Arkansas, s ...Read More

PHOTO: Democratic State Representative Chris Taylor of Madison, co-author of Wisconsin's unique law that requires outside investigation when a police officer shoots and kills someone, is confident the new law will work in the recent incident in Madison where a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man. But she says the state Division of Criminal Investigation needs funds to hire more investigators. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Taylor)

MADISON, Wis. - In the wake of the shooting incident in Ferguson, Missouri early this morning, more eyes may turn to Wisconsin and its similar troubles. Just under a year ago, Wisconsin became the first state in the nation to pass a law that forbids police agencies from investigating incidents thems ...Read More

PHOTO: New York could save $45 billion a year in health care costs if it adopts a single-payer insurance program for all the state's residents, according to a new report from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Photo credit: 401(K) 2012/Flickr.

NEW YORK - New York could save $45 billion a year in health care costs if it adopted a so-called "single-payer" insurance program. That's according to a new report from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which looked at the economic impact of a bill in the state assembly that would cut out ...Read More

PHOTO: A landmark new bill in Congress would allow doctors and patients to participate in state medical marijuana programs like the one in New York without violating federal laws. But not all pot reformers are behind it. Photo credit: Dominic Simpson/Flickr

NEW YORK - A new bill in Congress would allow doctors and patients to participate in state medical marijuana programs like the one in New York without violating federal laws. But not all pot reformers are behind it. Chris Goldstein, regional chair of the National Organization for the Reform of Ma ...Read More

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