PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 

44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 

Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Archive: April 20, 2015

PHOTO: Created 50 years ago with strong bipartisan support, the Land and Water Conservation Fund will sunset this year unless it's reauthorized by Congress. The program helps preserve urban and wilderness open spaces, such as the Continental Divide Trail. Photo credit: Ericshawwhite/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The U.S. Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing this week on the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The program is set to expire in September unless it's reauthorized by Congress. Using royalties from offshore oil and gas development, the fund h ...Read More

PHOTO: State Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) will once again introduce legislation to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana use in Wisconsin, saying the most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it remains illegal in Wisconsin. Photo credit: Dylan Brogan

MADISON, Wis. – To state Rep. Melissa Sargent, a Madison Democrat, the numbers tell the story when it comes to legalizing marijuana use in Wisconsin. Each time a police officer makes a stop for marijuana possession, it costs taxpayers on average $425, and there are far more arrests for marij ...Read More

PHOTO: While some politicians are trying to pave the way for Kentucky to become a right-to-work state, a new report claims a statewide law would lower wages. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Bluegrass has become a battleground state over right-to-work legislation with a handful of counties passing local laws and all four Republican candidates for governor supporting the idea. But, a new economic analysis questions whether right-to-work legislation delivers on its ...Read More

PHOTO: A number of environmental groups are questioning a yes vote by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on a nonbinding budget resolution that could limit the EPA's definition of which U.S. waters should come under protections. Photo credit: Greg Gjerdingen/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with plans to clarify the Clean Water Act to safeguard more waterways in Minnesota and across the nation, environmental groups are urging U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar to get onboard. Gary Botzek, executive director of the Minn ...Read More

PHOTO: Zach Tucker and his brother have grown their energy-efficient lighting company, One3LED, from two employees to more than 20, and are among the more than 40,000 Missourians now working in the clean energy sector. Photo courtesy of Z. Tucker.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - When it comes to putting Missourians to work, the clean energy sector is making big strides. That's according to a new report which finds the industry now employs more than 40,000 people statewide. When Zach Tucker and his brother started One3LED three years ago, it was just the tw ...Read More

PHOTO: Seattle gets high marks in new AARP rankings for livability. Anyone can check out the rankings for their town or city online, on AARP's Livability Index. Photo credit: kakisky/

SEATTLE - What makes a community livable might change depending on the age of the person giving the opinion. At this week's American Planning Association meeting in Seattle, AARP unveils an online "Livability Index" that anyone can use to determine how well any community is meeting specific needs. ...Read More

PHOTO: A new online search tool can help Americans find National Parks in their area, such as Great Basin Nation Park in Eastern Nevada. Photo credit: National Park Service.

GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, Nev. - A national campaign is underway this week to encourage people in Nevada and around the U.S. to visit and enjoy the more than four-hundred national parks. Nichole Andler, chief of interpretation at Great Basin National Park, says National Park Week is encouraging A ...Read More

PHOTO: The health of family budgets is front and center in California's Assembly and Senate Committees on Health, considering bills to prevent people from being hit with unexpected out-of-network charges and big co-pays in health insurance. Photo credit: imelenchon/

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Changes to some health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act are winding their way through the California Legislature. The bills aim to free patients from surprise charges and outrageous co-pays. The Senate Committee on Health just passed a bill requiring health ins ...Read More

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