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: March 16, 2015

PHOTO: It's been 20 years since the Northwest Forest Plan was adopted to manage national forestland in Washington, Oregon and northern California. Now, the U.S. Forest Service wants public comments on what the future of the plan should be. Photo credit: Binkski/

SEATTLE - The U.S. Forest Service holds public meetings this week in Seattle and Portland, asking for comments on how to update the Northwest Forest Plan. The plan has been the overarching management strategy to balance conservation and timber harvest on national forestland in the Northwest for 20 ...Read More

PHOTO: Workplace injuries in Wisconsin usually are handled through the Workers Compensation System. Wisconsin's system is regarded as a model for the rest of the nation, but legislation being proposed would radically change the system, which many litigators say would cost millions and result in a far less effective and predictable system. (Photo credit:

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - In 1911, Wisconsin passed the nation's first worker's compensation program and to this day it is still considered a model for the rest of the nation. Proposed legislation would dismantle the program and many litigators, such as Milwaukee attorney Mike Gillick, say the proposed chan ...Read More

PHOTO: Being over age 60 can be a lot of fun, or not, depending on health and financial factors. The Legislature is considering a bill to create a Colorado Strategic Planning Group on Aging to tally the state's resources for older residents and make recommendations. Photo credit: British Columbia Newsroom/Flickr Commons.

DENVER - If you plan on spending your "golden years" in Colorado, you won't be alone. The state has one of the fastest-growing aging populations in the U.S. A bill to create a strategic plan to address this demographic shift is getting bipartisan support in the Legislature. Ben Moultrie, committee ...Read More

PHOTO: The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says price transparency is crucial to improving Kentuckians' health. Photo courtesy Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - We've all heard those horror stories about the price of an aspirin on a hospital bill. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says giving consumers clear information about prices is the first step toward improving their health. Susan Zepeda, the Foundation's president and CEO, says ...Read More

PHOTO: With basketball camps and reading programs across the state, former Spartan and NBA player Mateen Cleaves now devotes himself to helping the next generation of Michigan kids succeed. Photo courtesy of Shawn Dhanak.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - It's been 15 years since Mateen Cleaves helped lead the Michigan State University Spartans to victory in the NCAA basketball tournament, and the former standout is now "tipping off" a new challenge to help inspire kids to read and follow their dreams. Cleaves, who grew up in F ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report says more Americans are retiring to communities in the West, like Las Cruces, that are home to protected public lands, such as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Older Americans are three times more likely to retire in areas of New Mexico and other Western states that have protected public lands such as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument near Las Cruces. That's the finding of a new report from the Center for Western Priori ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of farms in Iowa continues its downward trend; the USDA reports another 500 were lost from 2013 to 2014, but the state has an enthusiastic crop of beginning farmers. Photo courtesy of Lucky George Farm.

DERBY, Iowa - The latest figures show the number of farms in Iowa continues to fall, but that isn't slowing down a new crop of beginning farmers looking to reverse the trend. About two years ago, Angela Johnson, co-owner of Lucky George Farm, and her husband quit their corporate jobs, cashed out a ...Read More

PHOTO: A committee hearing is expected Tuesday in the North Dakota Senate on a bill providing support for the state's nearly 110,000 unpaid family caregivers. Photo credit: AARP.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Supporters of a bill that seeks to provide some assistance for North Dakota's thousands of unpaid family caregivers are hoping that the legislation will be restored when it comes before a Senate committee Tuesday morning. The CARE Act already has been approved by the House, but Jos ...Read More

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