PNS Daily Newscast - April 7, 2020 

Wisconsin holds its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. And public assistance programs are overhauled in response to COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 7, 2020 

Today's the Wisconsin primary, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay by executive order. A conservative majority on the state Supreme Court blocked the delay, after the Republican Legislature previously stymied similar efforts.

Archive: June 25, 2015

PHOTO: No one wants a repeat of the Mills Canyon fire or any other summer wildfire. But if blazes ignite, dozens of Washington State Association for Justice members say they're ready to help fire victims with legal advice, quickly and free of charge. Photo courtesy Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

TACOMA, Wash. – When someone's home or barn is going up in flames, their first thought is probably not, "Where's an attorney?" But soon enough, they might find they need one. This summer, more than 50 members of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) will be on call statewide to ...Read More

A new report makes the case for tighter controls on natural gas leaks and flaring based on environmental concerns and budget issues. Credit: Environmental Defense Fund.

CODY, Wyo. – Wyoming is second in the nation when it comes to how much natural gas is being released or burned off by companies working on federal and tribal lands. A report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) finds that the gas wasted is worth more than $76 million a year, ...Read More

PHOTO: With legal problems among the social determinants that can have a negative impact on health, several new locations for Medical Legal Partnerships soon will be operating in Minnesota. The partnerships have attorneys stationed at clinics so patients can get free legal advice and help while also being treated for their health issues. Photo courtesy Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Just like many other external factors, legal issues can have a negative impact on people's health, and unique efforts to provide treatment for both at the same time are expanding in Minnesota. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation this week approved grants ...Read More

PHOTO: With the University of Minnesota budget set and contract negotiations getting underway, employees such as AFSCME member Ruth Martin say it's time to narrow the gap between the best and worst paid. Photo by Michael Kuchta/AFSCME Local 3800.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As contract negotiations get underway, front-line workers at the University of Minnesota say it's time to close the gap between top and bottom pay. Cherrene Horazuk, a university clerical worker and president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee ...Read More

EPA warns slowing climate change will require action on global scale. Credit: EPA.

HOUSTON – A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compares health and economic outcomes based on whether the world moves forward to take action to confront climate change – or doesn't. According to the EPA document, hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of li ...Read More

PHOTO: On Wednesday a judge in San Bernardino County ruled the use of suction dredge mining equipment will continue to be banned in the Golden State. Photo credit: Klamath Riverkeeper.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Gold mining enthusiasts are disappointed and environmentalists are cheering after a judge ruled Wednesday a destructive type of river mining will not be allowed in California this summer. The San Bernardino County Superior Court ruled that a 2009 ban on suction dredge ...Read More

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