PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 

President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 

Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Archive: February 24, 2016

It's Family Caregivers Day at the state Capitol, and advocates for seniors are urging lawmakers to support simple ways to help those who provide care to aging loved ones. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky needs to take common-sense steps to help the hundreds of thousands of family members who care for aging loved ones, the state's leading seniors' organization says. AARP is urging lawmakers to pass the forthcoming "Family Caregiver Act" to help Kentucky seniors stay in thei ...Read More

Rita Argus, a UW-Madison graduate and Peace Corps volunteer, is using her degree in biological systems engineering to improve sustainable agriculture in Senegal. (William Graf, UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Throughout the history of the Peace Corps, started in 1961 by President Kennedy, UW-Madison has been one of the nation's leading sources of volunteers. For a second consecutive year, it's the number-two school, and it has held the number-one spot six times since 2001. Heather Mang ...Read More

Mobile clinics are becoming a popular way to serve veterans health care, according to Rep. Cedric Hayden, R-Cottage Grove. (William Heimbuch/U.S. Navy)

PORTLAND, Ore. - In small Oregon towns where there are no clinics to visit, the clinics visit the residents. Mobile clinics are gaining popularity across the state for people who have limited or no access to nearby facilities, and they are providing an array of health services. State Representat ...Read More

One third of American's don't get at least seven hours of sleep each night, and the CDC says that's an unhealthy habit. (Kiyana Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - As a nation we are not getting enough sleep. That's the conclusion of a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It took a look at sleep patterns on a state-by-state basis, and found those in the southeastern United States and in the Appalachian Mountain re ...Read More

A new report suggests better oversight of the billions in tax exemptions, credits and deductions in Ohio. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As Ohioans crunch the numbers on their own personal income-tax returns, a new report finds the state also could take a harder look at its own taxes. According to an analysis by Policy Matters Ohio, tax exemptions, credits and deductions are increasing - and they'll cost the state n ...Read More

For the sixth time in a row, a Wake County jury returned a sentence of life in prison, instead of the death penalty. (larryfarr/

RALEIGH, N.C. - He was convicted of murdering a Raleigh mother of two in her apartment, but Travion Smith will not face the death penalty. A Wake County jury on Monday instead opted for the convicted killer to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole. It marks the sixth time in a row ...Read More

Students on high school and college campuses across the country are part of a project to end food waste and feed needy people in their communities. (The Campus Kitchens Project)

ST. LOUIS, MO - On college campuses across the country, student volunteers are working to put an end to food waste and at the same time are helping in their communities to feed the needy. Some high schools also take part in The Campus Kitchens Project. In Missouri, there are programs at St. Lou ...Read More

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is warning taxpayers that con artists and identity thieves are out to scam them during tax season. (cohdra/morguefile)

PHOENIX - It's not just tax season, it's also tax-scam season. AARP Arizona is warning its members to take steps to avoid tax rip-offs by con artists and other criminals that could cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. Cynthia Fagyas, communications director for AARP Arizona, says AARP's Fraud Watch ...Read More

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