PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 

Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 

Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

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West Virginians will get to voice their opinions tonight in Charleston on a federal rule designed to protect streams. Credit: Trout Unlimited

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginians get to have their say tonight on surface mining's impact on streams. The federal Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has been holding a series of public meetings around the country on a proposal known as the Stream Protection Rule ...Read More

Two events co-sponsored by AARP Virginia in the next month will teach seniors how to stay safe from scam artists. Photo by AARP.

ROANOKE, Va. – AARP wants to give Virginia seniors the tools and information to protect themselves from con artists. The organization is sponsoring two free "Scam Jams" in the next month – one in Roanoke on Friday, and another in Virginia Beach on Oct. 16. Ginger Thompson with AARP Virg ...Read More

Epiphany Malts will have malt available for sale to craft brewers by the end of the year. Courtesy: Epiphany Malt House

DURHAM, N.C. – In North Carolina, there's no shortage of craft breweries, with dozens sprouting up every year across the state. But brewers have a tough time keeping all of their ingredients local, and that need is what caused Sebastian Wolfrum of Durham to have what you might call an epipha ...Read More

About 1 out of every 3 children trafficked for sex or labor is victimized by a family member. Credit: placardmoncoeur/Morguefile<br /><br />

INDIANAPOLIS – The criminal case against Indiana native and celebrity Jared Fogle on charges involving child pornography and paying for sex with children is among recent headlines bringing to light crimes against children. The trafficking of children for work or sex is a crime that's often h ...Read More

A Pennsylvania state plan to reduce carbon pollution is due in Sept. 2016. Credit: Emilian Robert Vicol/Pixabay.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The first of 14 "listening sessions" on implementing the federal Clean Power Plan was held in Harrisburg on Tuesday evening. Environmentalists, concerned citizens and representatives of the coal, gas and nuclear industries lined up to express their hopes and concerns about h ...Read More

Citizenship Day, also known as Constitution Day, is being celebrated in Florida with pro-immigration clinics. Credit: avidcreative/iStock

MIAMI – Today is National Citizenship Day, also known as Constitution Day – and immigrants-rights supporters in Arizona are celebrating by helping more eligible people become citizens. Subhash Kateel, communications director for the Service Employees International Union Florida, says h ...Read More

Most Ohio counties are using electronic voting machines that are 10 years old. Credit: M. Kuhlman

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The end of the line is nearing for Ohio's electronic voting machines, which a new report indicates could cause trouble during the 2016 election. According to the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, 90 percent of Ohio counties are using machines that are 10 y ...Read More

Civil rights groups are calling on the Irving Independent School District to reverse the suspension of a student for bringing a homemade digital clock to school. Credit: Irving Independent School District.

IRVING, Texas – Civil rights groups are calling on the Irving Independent School District to reverse the suspension of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old boy who arrived at school on Monday excited to show his teachers a digital clock he made – but was taken away hours later in handcuffs. Edw ...Read More

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