PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 

A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: May 13, 2015

PHOTO: Making improvements to lighting, heating and cooling in multifamily rental units across Missouri could yield big savings for building owners, consumers and the environment, according to a new study. Photo credit: dhester/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - When it comes to helping Missourians save money and the environment, a new study finds that making rental units more energy efficient would go a long way. There are more than 220,000 units of multifamily affordable housing in Missouri, and Michael Bodaken, executive director o ...Read More

Photo: The discussion begins on how North Carolina should spend its $400 million surplus. Photo credit: cohdra/

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina coffers are flush with cash at the end of this budget cycle - $400 million, to be exact. The surplus is due largely to a decrease in state tax credits available to individuals. While Gov. Pat McCrory and other lawmakers already are discussing how to spend the money, A ...Read More

PHOTO: The Ohio Department of Medicaid has agreed to reinstate coverage for an estimated 150,000 people who were dropped during its annual reauthorization process earlier this year. Photo credit: Jasleen_kaur/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than 150,000 Ohioans who were dropped from the Medicaid rolls early this year now will have their benefits restored. The Legal Aid Society of Columbus filed a lawsuit in March, claiming that the Ohio Department of Medicaid failed to follow required guidelines during the annual ...Read More

PHOTO: The latest major earthquake to hit Nepal comes as a seismology team from the University of Nevada-Reno is there studying the causes and impact of the magnitude 7.8 quake that struck on April 25, killing 8,000 people. Photo courtesy University of Nevada-Reno.

RENO, Nev. - A seismologist from the University of Nevada-Reno and two of his graduate students have been on the ground in Nepal, a nation dealing with another deadly earthquake this week. University spokesman Mike Wolterbeek said Professor Steve Wesnousky left Nepal just a few hours before the mag ...Read More

PHOTO: Arizona's spending cuts to colleges and universities are the highest in the nation, and have resulted in skyrocketing tuition costs for students and families, according to a new report. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Education.

PHOENIX - Arizona is leading the nation when it comes to cutting funding for colleges and universities, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In inflation-adjusted dollars, said report co-author Michael Mitchell, a policy analyst at the center, Arizona's per-stu ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds that immigrants in Colorado contribute billions of dollars to the state's economy, are more likely to work for a living, and are job creators. Photo credit: Tano4595/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Immigrants in Colorado are a crucial - and growing - part of the state's economy, according to a new report. The number of foreign-born Coloradans grew by 35 percent from 2000 to 2013, adding $21 billion to the Gross State Product and generating more than $43 billion in goods and services. ...Read More

PHOTO: A new Purdue University report forecasts nearly 58,000 new jobs in the United States in the next five years in food and agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment-related industries. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture

INDIANAPOLIS - With a growing global population comes a need for highly skilled workers to support food, agriculture and natural-resources industries, Indiana researchers say. According to an employment outlook led by Allan Goecker, assistant dean emeritus at Purdue University's College of Agricult ...Read More

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