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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Archive: October 6, 2016

The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees hosted a walking/running event last weekend to raise awareness about the problem of workplace bullying. (MAPE)

MINNEAPOLIS -- October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and groups in Minnesota are working to let victims know they don't have to tolerate it. Bullying doesn't stop on the school yard, said Alice Percy, a member of the Anti-Bullying Task Force for the Minnesota Association of Profe ...Read More

Work continues in Illinois to keep young offenders out of adult court. (peoriacountyjic.org)

EVANSTON, Ill. — An awards ceremony will be held Thursday night to honor those who work tirelessly to defend the rights of young people in the Illinois criminal justice system. A lot of progress has been made in Illinois, said Elizabeth Clarke, director at the Juvenile Justice Initiative, in ...Read More

Swine waste flows into creeks in North Carolina, tainting the areas ground water supply. (Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc./Flickr)

WARSAW, N.C. – Today more than 95,000 petitions will be delivered to the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, asking the agency to investigate a civil rights complaint. Specifically, environmental and community groups allege the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality vi ...Read More

Idaho legislators hold their second work-group meeting on religious exemption laws and faith healing Oct. 10 at the State Capitol. (JSquish/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho lawmakers once again take up the religious exemption law this month. It's hard to say how many children have died as a result of Idaho's faith-healing exemption, but a 2015 governor's task force found more than 30 percent of graves between 2002 and 2011 in the Followers ...Read More

MTA President Barbara Madeloni joins parents and educators for today's National School Walk-In Day, calling attention to the need to fully fund public education. (Mass. Teachers Assn)

BOSTON – All across the state, parents and educators at dozens of Bay State Schools today are taking part in National School Walk-In Day. Barbara Madeloni, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, says the main theme is supporting Schools that Our Students Deserve. She says peo ...Read More

Supporters of sustainable farming say investments in agriculture benefit public health, economies and the environment. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The future of food and farming in America affects every Ohioan, and it's an issue that advocates of sustainable agriculture maintain should be a higher priority for those running for office in November. Amalie Lipstreu, policy program coordinator for the Ohio Ecological Food ...Read More

Tourists bike on the Williams River Road after flood damage repairs. Supporters of a new Birthplace of Rivers National Monument say it should help the area recover from this summer's storms. (Matt Kearns)

RICHWOOD, W. Va. – A new Birthplace of Rivers National Monument could help Richwood recover from this summer's devastating floods, according to local officials. Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber said it's difficult for the city council and the local chamber of commerce to focus on much beyond i ...Read More

Students spend more than 100 classroom hours a year on test preparation. (Alberto G./Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The latest school-level scores on statewide standardized tests show some improvement over 2015, but education advocates in Pennsylvania caution they don't tell the whole story. A slightly higher percentage of public school students passed the Pennsylvania System of School A ...Read More

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