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PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 


Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Archive: February 1, 2016

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers cannot access nutritional supports available to school-age kids. (pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new report is shining a light on the impacts of hunger on the youngest Ohioans. According to findings from the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, one-in-four children in the state is food insecure. And executive director Renuka Mayadev adds more than a quarter of kids younger than ag ...Read More

Action by the National Marie Fisheries Service will expand protected waters in the North Atlantic for the right whale, which is more endangered than Siberian tigers or pandas. (NMFS/NOAA)

BOSTON - Wildlife protection advocates are calling it a lifeline that will protect the most endangered whales on earth, off the coast of New England and beyond. The National Marine Fisheries Service is extending the boundaries in the North Atlantic for the critically endangered right whale by appro ...Read More

More cases of human trafficking are being reported across the country and in New York. (Tamás Varjú/freeimages.com)<br />

BUFFALO, N.Y. – More cases of human trafficking are being reported – and that could be a good thing. A new study by Polaris, an anti-trafficking group, shows a rise in reported cases in New York and nationwide. The study, which relied on data from the National Human Trafficking Resou ...Read More

There's a big difference between how many students in America's classrooms are of minority races, and the number of teachers who are, but in Indiana the gap isn't as severe. (Tatiyana Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Teachers in the United States don't necessarily look like their students, and there's an effort underway to change that. In the fall of 2010, then U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan noted the problem and the government launched an initiative, to recruit what he called the ...Read More

Advocates for working families are urging lawmakers to reinvest in critical state services. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It's the $1 billion question: what to do with the excess revenue generated as the state's economy continues to recover? Gov. Rick Scott is calling it a surplus and asking for nearly $1 billion in tax cuts, with the state House last week rolling out a proposal that aimed m ...Read More

The road to the White House runs through Iowa, with celebrities turning out to support their favorite candidates. (whitehousemuseum.org)

AMES, Iowa - We've seen pop singers, movie stars, athletes, and well-known politicians join the presidential candidates on stage the last few weeks, but how much impact do they have? Iowa State University political scientist David Andersen says those celebrity endorsements don't have much sway on vo ...Read More

Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses have led to an increase in voter registration in the state. (Iowa Secretary of State)

DES MOINES, Iowa - In order to participate in Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses tonight, you not only have to be registered to vote, but you have to declare a party affiliation. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is the state's commissioner of elections, and has new numbers ...Read More

The Iowa caucuses could be a prelude to a pivotal election.  (morguefile/jppi)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Our neighbors to the north in Iowa will attend partisan precinct caucuses today, the first real step in the presidential nominating process. It's a race that includes two candidates with Arkansas roots, Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee, but beyond the personalities, it could be ...Read More

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