PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Archive: January 14, 2016

Indiana's governor sided with religious groups but supporters say they'll keep fighting for equal rights for the LGBT community (Freedom Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS - Eyes were on Gov. Mike Pence this week as he announced his stance on civil-rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In his State of the State address, Pence urged lawmakers to protect religious freedom and said he wouldn't vote for any legislation that d ...Read More

A lawsuit in Superior Court claims state funding treats low-income school districts unfairly. (US Dept. of Education/

HARTFORD, Conn. - A 2005 lawsuit challenging Connecticut's school funding formula has finally gone to trial. The suit, filed by the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, says the state's Education Cost Sharing grant system is based on a formula that is arbitrary and does not refle ...Read More

President Barack Obama makes final preparations to the State of the Union address, in which he reiterated his commitment to climate action. (

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The commitment to climate action that President Barack Obama emphasized in his State of the Union address this week came as ideal timing for one North Carolina organization. The Collider is opening in Asheville in February, and the business and education facility has a goal ...Read More

Montana conservationists are testifying in Spokane, Wash., tonight to protest a proposed oil terminal there that could send eight oil trains a day through Montana. (vladislav danilin/shutterstock)

BILLINGS, Mont. - A coalition of Montana conservationists are traveling to Washington State today to speak out against a proposed oil terminal that could send 12 million additional gallons of Bakken crude oil from Eastern Montana to the West Coast per day. The group will testify tonight at a publi ...Read More

The importance of nonprofit groups having more than one person supervising funds is underlined by recent charges against two law enforcement officers involved with the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association. (ronnieb/

SPARTA, Tenn. – An investigation into a statewide nonprofit organization has resulted in the indictment of two people, who are accused of stealing more than $175,000 for their personal use. Members of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association requested that the state invest ...Read More

A new poll shows strong voter support for federal protections of public lands and clean-energy production. (

DENVER - Nearly 90 percent of Colorado voters cite clean air, water and the environment as the main reason they live in the West, according to a new poll released by Colorado College. The State of the Rockies Project surveyed residents in seven mountain states on key issues including renewable en ...Read More

Lindsey Lusher Shute, executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, says new farmers are critical to the success of the food system. (Shute)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The aging farm population in Ohio needs a new generation to fill its shoes, but young farmers face many obstacles getting off the ground. Lindsey Lusher Shute, an Ohio native and executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, says capital is the biggest challenge for ...Read More

3 billion gallons of crude oil a year could be shipped to Albany. (Harvey Henkelmann/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Towns in the path of a proposed dual pipeline from Albany to New Jersey want the Thruway Authority removed as a proposed co-lead agency for the project's environmental review. The requests to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) come from the town councils in New ...Read More

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