PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 

Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 

Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Archive: December 13, 2016

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing killing natural predators, including cougars, to increase deer populations. (Pixabay)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife's proposal to boost declining mule deer numbers by killing cougars and black bears in two segments of the Piceance Basin is coming under fire from wildlife conservationists. Commissioners are meeting in Fort Collins Wednesday to vote on the pla ...Read More

Seniors visits to Minnesota food pantries have jumped in the last few years. (<br /><br /><br />

MINNEAPOLIS – There were 1.6 million visits to food pantries during the first six months of this year in Minnesota, and a large chunk of the people coming in were senior citizens. Hunger Solutions did a comparison of the first six months of 2012 and 2016, and found senior visits were up 49 per ...Read More

North Carolina lawmakers will convene today for a special lame-duck session. (Bill Dickinson/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, North Carolina lawmakers are taking a break from their own holiday, purportedly to vote on relief for people affected by Hurricane Matthew. However, legally the state Assembly can vote on any measure while in session – and many are concerned Republican leadership m ...Read More

A new report finds 775,000 Washingtonians could lose their health coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. (

SEATTLE – Congress may take aim at repealing the Affordable Care Act in the new year, and a new report said that could put many Americans on the uninsured list. Researchers at the Urban Institute investigated what the effects of a partial repeal of the ACA would look like and found that 30 mil ...Read More

Hundreds of people from Ohio and neighboring states are expected to rub elbows at OEFFA's annual conference. (Palamedes Photography)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As interest in locally grown foods expands, an Ohio event for foodies, farmers and others is growing as well. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 38th annual conference is moving for 2017 from Granville to the Dayton Convention Center, which will allow for more peo ...Read More

Using cash for holiday purchases can help avoid the debt cycle. (cohdra/morguefile)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – While red is one of the colors of the holiday season, it's not a good look for a bank account, and experts say racking up holiday debt can lead to a cycle that's hard to break. The average American will spend $936 on holiday gifts this year, the second highest amount on reco ...Read More

Vic Madsen of Audubon has converted his farming operation to 100 percent organic. (PFI)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Hundreds of Iowa farmers are gearing up for the next growing season armed with new knowledge and support systems. Practical Farmers of Iowa recently wrapped up its on-farm field day season, during which hundreds of growers and producers rubbed elbows, shared research and lea ...Read More

Wyoming lawmakers are advancing efforts to transfer public lands to states. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A group of lawmakers meets tomorrow in Cheyenne to advance a state constitutional amendment to manage federal lands if they're transferred to states. The measure would govern lands currently managed by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM, not national parks or monuments. Critics a ...Read More

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