PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 

Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 

The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Archive: April 22, 2015

PHOTO: Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It's now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year, and Dallas organizers claim theirs is the largest Earth Day event in the nation. Photo credit: Khalid Mid/Wikimedia Commons.

DALLAS - Earth Day Texas is celebrating its fifth anniversary by expanding into a three-day event this weekend in Dallas. Organizers say the event has grown into the nation's largest Earth Day gathering, bringing more than 200,000 people to historic Fair Park. About 75,000 visitors are expected ove ...Read More

PHOTO: The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing ozone pollution standards. Industry groups are pushing back, claiming new regulations would damage the economy. Denver received a D grade on the American Lung Association's State of the Air report card for 2014. Photo credit: Stilfehler/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Warmer weather is on the way, the time of year when ozone -- the lung-damaging gas in smog -- becomes a bigger problem for the 26 million Americans living with asthma. The Environmental Protection Agency said current ozone standards don't go far enough to protect public health and has propo ...Read More

PHOTO: NRCS Earth Team volunteer Shawn McKay (front) talks with a rancher in Union County about options to redevelop a livestock watering system and help protect a stream that provides important salmon habitat. Photo courtesy National Resources Conservation Service.

PORTLAND, Ore. - On this Earth Day, farms and ranches across Oregon are getting land and wildlife conservation ideas and assistance from a group known as the Earth Team. It's the Natural Resources Conservation Service volunteer organization, made up of 15 people in Oregon who put in about 1,200 hou ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Senate holds a hearing today (Wed.) to consider the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It is credited with helping to preserve precious public lands around the country, including New Mexico's Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Efforts are under way in Congress today that could preserve a program that supporters say helps to add millions of dollars and thousands of jobs to New Mexico's economy. The U.S. Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on whether to reauthorize and fully ...Read More

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing today about the renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. A collaboration spanning the Idaho-Montana border is hoping to secure LWCF money for conservation along the High Divide, which includes part of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Credit: U.S. Forest Service.

LEADORE, Idaho - The expiration date is approaching quickly for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has brought millions of dollars to Idaho in the past 50 years. The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is taking up the topic today. Michael Whitfield, executive director of t ...Read More

PHOTO: There are hundreds of thousands of Iowans with disabilities, and some of them will be at the state Capitol this week, meeting with lawmakers and learning more about how to be engaged in the political process. Photo credit: Jim Bowen/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - From every corner of the state, individuals with disabilities are converging on the Iowa Capitol today to take part in Advocating for Change Day. Becky Harker, executive director of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council, said the day is a chance for people to meet with thei ...Read More

PHOTO: People looking for a perfect place to call home need to look no farther than Iowa. Cedar Rapids (pictured above) and Marion have both made the top 10 in the Livability Index for cities their size. The index is from AARP and ranks communities based on categories such as housing, transportation, environment, health and opportunity. Photo credit: Stijn Debrouwere/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Some Iowa communities are being called among the best in the nation for people being able to remain active and engaged, get where they want to go and live comfortably and in good health. The first-of-its-kind Livability Index from AARP has Cedar Rapids as the country's seventh be ...Read More

PHOTO: The quality and companionship that pets can add to the lives of Arizona seniors is the focus of an event this week in the Phoenix area. Photo courtesy of AARP Arizona.

PEORIA, Ariz. - The bonus benefits that man's best friend can add to the life of an older person are being celebrated at an event coming up Thursday and Friday in the Phoenix area. AARP Arizona and the Arizona Humane Society have teamed up to host the Paws for Your Pets Festival. Cynthia Fagyas, co ...Read More

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