PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2020 

NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash with his daughter. And states work to make U.S. Census fair for people of color.

2020Talks - January 27, 2020 

Polls are back and forth, but frontrunners are emerging. So many Iowa voters, though, are still undecided, so anything could happen. Plus, Andrew Yang qualifies for NH debate.

Archive: February 17, 2016

Because of recent changes in Wisconsin law, the Badger State could see even more in the way of nasty political ads this election cycle. (ValeriyKachaev/

MADISON, Wis. - According to a recently passed Wisconsin law regarding campaign finance, political parties can collect contributions of unlimited size from individuals. For decades, the law set a limit of $10,000 in total political contributions from any individual. Now, wealthy donors can give as ...Read More

Child-welfare experts are in Mandan for the 15th Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Hundreds of child-protection workers, teachers and foster parents are expected to be at today's kick off for North Dakota's 15th annual Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference. The idea behind the meeting in Mandan is to help Native American families and communities provide be ...Read More

A program launched two years ago in Indiana has helped more than 800 families get help for their troubled teens. (U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness)

INDIANAPOLIS - One in eight young people in Indiana needed mental health treatment or counseling last year, according to the Department of Child Services, but there's only one doctor for every 750 kids in the state. The goal of the Children's Mental Health Initiative is to provide quick help for fa ...Read More

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is now a massive crime scene and will remain closed for several weeks. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

PORTLAND, Ore. - After 41 days of occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the standoff between anti-government protesters and law enforcement ended peacefully last week. Even after the arrest of the group's leadership three weeks ago and the shooting death of its spokesman, the FBI work ...Read More

Will a U.S. Supreme Court nomination raise the stakes in the presidential election? (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has sparked an immediate battle between parties in an already-polarized presidential election year. Despite calls from Senate Republicans to allow the next president to choose a replacement, President Obama has begun fielding ca ...Read More

As Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to give his second budget address, a watchdog says the state budget is on autopilot. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As the budget battle in Illinois continues, a government watchdog group says the state's finances have been running on "autopilot." Gov. Bruce Rauner is to give his second budget address today to lay out priorities for next year - but the state has been operating for about eight ...Read More

White rings along the shore of Lake Mead show how much water levels have dropped during the 15 years of drought in the Colorado River Basin. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX - So far this winter, El Niño has not delivered the predicted rains needed to replenish the parched Colorado River Basin, conservationists say. A 15-year drought in the region - which includes Arizona, California, Colorado and other western states - has left storage reservoirs Lake Mea ...Read More

A federal court ruled that Garden City

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - As Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a major statewide initiative to combat racial discrimination in housing, a Long Island village is reforming an exclusionary policy. Residents and activists celebrated in Garden City on Tuesday as the village trustees convened to prohibit using zonin ...Read More

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