PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2020 

Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 

Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Archive: January 4, 2016

Human trafficking can include labor and sex trades and is defined as a form of modern day slavery. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Human rights organizations are increasingly concerned about what's happening behind closed doors in homes and businesses across North Carolina. The state ranks in the top 15 across the country with the most number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hot ...Read More

The greater sage grouse received additional protections in 2015, and conservation groups say there are more efforts to come in 2016.(twildlife/iStock)

LEWISTON, Mont. - Montana conservation groups are celebrating a victory in the movement to protect the greater sage grouse and planning additional efforts in 2016. The recent federal spending bill renewed the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and what it didn't include is just as important riders th ...Read More

A newly developed partnership with tribal leaders in Wisconsin is helping the Native American Center for Health Professions attract new students and faculty. (UW Health/NACHP)

MADISON, Wis. - Working in a newly developed relationship with tribal leaders from across Wisconsin, the Native American Center for Health Professions is helping to identify and recruit Native American students to U-W Health professional schools and programs. Dr. Christine Athmann, assistant direc ...Read More

About half of a person's potential to be happy is genetic, but research says anyone can learn to adjust their outlook for a more positive attitude. (PenMac/morguefile)

SEATTLE – To make “Happy New Year” a reality instead of just a pleasantry, there's scientific research that can point anyone in the direction of a happier life. Some of the tips are common sense – getting enough sleep, exercise and outdoor time, and making time to help othe ...Read More

Conservation-minded farmers will be testing new software this month to help weigh the benefits of switching to cover crops. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Farmers who are interested in helping with land conservation could soon have a new tool – and it isn't a new piece of hardware. The tool is individually tailored software, designed to help farmers add up the costs and possible financial benefits of converting from tra ...Read More

A new Illinois law that raises the age limit on youth detainments in the state is earning praise from a juvenile justice expert. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois now has several new laws in effect aimed at keeping teens out of the state prison system. One group is praising one change in particular, which could affect some of Illinois' youngest residents. The amendment to Illinois' Juvenile Court Act now says children under 13 s ...Read More

People who get caught paying for sex in North Dakota could soon end up in john school. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and there's a move in North Dakota to curb one major cause of the problem. The state's new so-called "john school" law went into effect on January 1. Democratic state Sen. Mac Schneider (D-Grand Forks) sponsored the bipartisa ...Read More

Experts recommend gathering important documents early to get a jump start on tax filing season. (James Morris/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – Now that the holiday season is over, attention will soon shift to the much less jolly income tax filing season. The IRS begins processing returns on Jan. 19, and Luis Garcia, an IRS spokesman in Michigan, suggests getting a head start now by organizing bank statements, donat ...Read More

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