PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: May 1, 2015

PHOTO: A suburban Milwaukee mother and her daughter, both breast cancer survivors, will participate in the 20th annual American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walk. presented by Kohl's Cares, on Saturday at Veteran's Park in Milwaukee. Both say they are alive to tell their story today because they are firm believers in self-examination and early detection. Photo credit:

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - There was no way for Jill Karas of St. Francis to predict in 2008 that she would soon be facing a breast-cancer diagnosis. Nor could she imagine that in 2013 her daughter Gina, who lives in Pewaukee, would be diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Both went through extensive treatm ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study finds that North Dakota heart attack patients who take a private vehicle to the hospital delay their treatment by 15 minutes when compared with calling 911 for an ambulance. Photo credit: sv1ambo/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Driving yourself or getting a ride to the hospital in case of a heart attack may seem like a time saver, but a new study shows it actually delays the start of treatment. Study co-author Dr. Jeffrey Sather, medical director of Emergency Medical Services for the North Dakota Departme ...Read More

PHOTO: The Texas House of Representatives has passed HB 31 and HB 32, which call for nearly $5 billion in sales and business tax cuts. The bills' sponsors say the measures will save a family of four $172 a year. Critics argue the state needs to invest surpluses in children and infrastructure. Photo credit: Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House passed nearly $5 billion in sales and business tax cuts earlier this week. Proponents say the move will boost the economy and put an additional $172 into a family of four's pockets. Critics warn tax cuts mean reduced funding for public schools, health care and social ...Read More

PHOTO: The Chicago 2015 Global Cannabis March takes place Saturday. As they did last year, activists will celebrate the progress made toward legalizing medical marijuana and build support for continued policy reform. Photo courtesy Illinois NORML.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois has made progress in the legalization of medical marijuana, but supporters of drug-policy reform say there's much more work to be done to end prohibition altogether. Hundreds are expected to gather in Chicago on Saturday for the 2015 Global Cannabis March. Ali Nagib, as ...Read More

PHOTO: Legislation under consideration in Ohio would provide incentives for the purchase of natural gas and propane fueled vehicles. Photo credit: Adacta/Wikimedia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's a renewed effort to promote the use of alternative fuels in Ohio. House Bill 176, introduced this week, would create tax breaks for the use of nontraditional fuels in individual, business, public transportation and municipal fleets. The bill's co-sponsor, Rep. Sean O'Brien, ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of thousands of caregivers in Nevada are expected to benefit from legislation that passed through the Legislature with nearly unanimous support. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are saying yes to legislation that supporters say will dramatically improve the ability of caregivers to help those in their care. Barry Gold, government relations director for AARP Nevada, said the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act was approved unanim ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study finds that heart attack patients who take a private vehicle to the hospital delay their treatment by 15 minutes when compared with calling 911 for an ambulance.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke. The American Heart Association uses May as a time to educate people about the risk factors and signs of stroke. Dr. J. Sharma, a neurologist at Sanford Health in Sioux F ...Read More

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