PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 

Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 

Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Archive: April 2, 2015

PHOTO: Longer lives and higher expectations are changing the ways many people grow older in the U.S. Participants in a Seattle forum on aging say the national discussion should focus on seniors' possibilities, not limitations. Photo credit: N.D. Pettit/

SEATTLE - Decision-makers from all walks of life are meeting in Seattle today to brainstorm ways the state and nation can adapt to a future in which, for the first time in history, people age 60 and older will outnumber those 15 and younger. It's one of five regional forums leading up to the White ...Read More

PHOTO: Health advocates are urging policymakers to enforce the ACA's requirements that all marketplace insurance plans offer the full range of tools available to help smokers kick the habit. Photo credit: cherylholt/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kicking the smoking habit is one of the most difficult things many Ohioans will ever do, and a new report finds that the overwhelming majority of the state's marketplace health insurance plans are not helping them in the way they should be. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requ ...Read More

PHOTO: Texas lawmakers are considering new legislation that could subject lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to discrimination and even criminal prosecution. Photo credit: Ricraider/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - While outrage continues to grow over religious-refusal laws passed in Indiana, Texas lawmakers are considering at least 20 bills critics say would discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Proponents of the legislation say Texans should not be punished fo ...Read More

Photo: CEI's building is in the flight path of Raleigh International Airport. The company used it as an opportunity to market its company name with the layout of its solar panels. Photo courtesy: CEI

RALEIGH, N.C. – The sun is shining on North Carolina when it comes to solar energy installations. The superstar, according to a new report by the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center, is Raleigh, which ranks in 13th place out of 65 cities listed. Charlotte comes in at 36. ...Read More

PHOTO: New York's budget has been finalized, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo lost a fight to include the Dream Act  a popular measure that would have offered college tuition assistance to thousands of undocumented immigrant children. Photo credit: Antonio R. Villaraigosa/CC.

NEW YORK - New York's budget has been finalized, but Governor Andrew Cuomo lost a fight to include the Dream Act, a popular measure that would have offered college tuition assistance to thousands of undocumented immigrant children. Lawmakers are now pressuring the governor to push the bill through ...Read More

PHOTO: On Friday, President Barack Obama will visit Utah for the first time since being elected to the nation's highest office. Photo credit: U.S. Defense Department.

SALT LAKE CITY – State Sen. Jim Dabakis is among those saying President Barack Obama's first visit to Utah as president on Friday is overdue. Dabakis has lobbied Obama to visit the state through a petition on Facebook, and sponsored Senate Resolution 3, which invites the First Family to visi ...Read More

PHOTO: Successful organizing SEIU folks such as Sam Williamson means security guards at most major Pittsburgh buildings should have their first union contracts this month. Photo courtesy of SEIU 32 BJ.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - About a thousand Pittsburgh security guards expect to have their first union contracts sometime this month. That after a successful nine-month organizing drive by the Service Employees International Union. Sam Williamson, the western Pennsylvania-area leader with SEIU 32 BJ, say ...Read More

PHOTO: Many want Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Climate and Resiliency Commission to plan for sea-level rise on the Virginia Coast, in part because of storms such as Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy of NASA.

RICHMOND, Va. - Governor Terry McAuliffe's office wants to plan for climate change. Many want his Climate and Resiliency Commission to look at sea-level rise. Chris Miller recently retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He helped write a report on what's coming as ...Read More

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