PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 

University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and the work-from-home trend could be a boon for people with disabilities.

2020Talks - May 26, 2020 

Monday was Memorial Day. More than 100,000 people in the five major U.S. territories are military veterans, but can't vote for commander-in-chief. Plus, Puerto Rico has a statehood referendum this November.

Archive: April 27, 2015

PHOTO: Tari Muniz and her partner Kim hope to finally be able to make their marriage a reality, if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that states have an obligation to perform same-sex marriages. Photo courtesy of T. Muniz.

LANSING, Mich. – Is it the will of voters or a court or law that decides who can marry? The answer many Michiganders have waited years for is almost here, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the issue of marriage equality. Tari Muniz, 57, of Lansing has been with her partner Kim ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Center for Effective Government says Wisconsin is among the Midwest states which have numerous facilities storing and dealing with hazardous chemicals, but there is no central database of these chemicals and their effects available to first responders. Photo credit: Verona WI Fire Department

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is fourth-highest on a list of six Midwest states which have storage and manufacturing facilities that have or use at least one of nine dangerous chemicals; chemicals which are not included in risk management reports filed with the Environmental Protection Agency. More tha ...Read More

AARP Wyoming is touting passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which the group says will help Medicare physicians, improve quality of care, and allow Wyomingites to keep their doctors. Credit: DarkoStojanovic/

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The amount physicians are paid under Medicare is about to change. For more than 10 years, Congress has been debating reimbursement formulas and passing legislation that only provided temporary fixes. But a more permanent solution is on its way to the president's desk. Tim Summers, ...Read More

PHOTO: California lawmakers are considering major changes to the voting system, including automatically registering voters using the DMV database and sending them all mail-in ballots. Photo credit: kakisky/

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Before the 2016 election most California drivers could be automatically registered to vote and receive their ballot in the mail all without having to lift a finger. Today, the Assembly Transportation Committee hears a bill to authorize the state to use the Department of Motor Ve ...Read More

PHOTO: According to a new report, Texas ranks 40th in the nation for providing businesses with skilled workers. It says without greater effort to promote post-high school education, millions of Texans won't be able to get a living-wage job by the year 2020. Photo credit: Microtexnano/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - By the year 2020, 62 percent of jobs in the Lone Star State will require some form of post-secondary education. But according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities, only one-third of working adults in the state today have an associate's degree or higher. Garre ...Read More

PHOTO: More Minnesota families could get help covering the high cost of child care, thanks to efforts at the State Capitol, and a report out today (Monday) says doing so would bring economic stability to families and improve the well-being of their children. Photo credit: Alan Turkus/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the Minnesota State Legislature enters its final stretch, a new report points out several key ways that lawmakers could improve the well being of the state's children and their working parents. The briefing from Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota finds that low and modera ...Read More

PHOTO: Saving 10 percent on school electric bills by finding and stopping energy waste is the goal of a new program involving middle school and high school students in Northern Nevada. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy.

RENO, Nev. - A new program is turning some middle and high school students in the Reno area into energy detectives. They are on a mission to solve the case of wasted energy and save their schools some money. David Crowther is the executive director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education ...Read More

PHOTO: Same-sex couples in Arizona can now adopt children and be foster parents, after Governor Doug Ducey ended what was thought by some to be a discriminatory practice at the Dept. of Child Safety. Photo credit: Office of Gov. Doug Ducey.

PHOENIX - Action by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will help same-sex couples adopt children and serve as foster parents. Ducey reversed a Department of Child Safety policy instituted in February that prohibited joint foster-parenting and adoption by married, same-sex couples. A court ruling last Oct ...Read More

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