PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 

University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and the work-from-home trend could be a boon for people with disabilities.

2020Talks - May 26, 2020 

Monday was Memorial Day. More than 100,000 people in the five major U.S. territories are military veterans, but can't vote for commander-in-chief. Plus, Puerto Rico has a statehood referendum this November.

Archive: May 19, 2016

A growing number of consumers and groups are looking to invest in socially conscious and green companies. (GotCredit/

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A growing number of North Carolinians are joining others across the country in their effort to put their money where their mouth is. Green and socially conscious financial investment is on the rise, and experts say they can offer competitive returns on investments. Financial advis ...Read More

Consumers joined a broad range of advocacy groups at the State House to launch the Oral Health Integration Project, to help the one in ten Bay Staters who lack access to dental care. (HFCA)

BOSTON - One in 10 Bay Staters lives in an area without sufficient access to dental health professionals, according to a group working to improve that situation. This week, they've launched an Oral Health Integration Project, to provide alternatives for the 30,000 people whose dental problems sent t ...Read More

Beginning in July, Google will no longer display online ads from payday lenders. (charlenemcbride/Flickr)

Nashville, TN - Starting in July, Tennesseans need of quick cash won't see ads from payday lenders on Google. The search engine giant is changing its policy and prohibiting ads from lenders with quick payoff deadlines and high interest rates. Facebook already has a similar policy. Comments from Char ...Read More

Advocates for Minnesota's aging population and health care groups are urging House lawmakers to pass a paid family medical leave bill that has already sailed through the Senate. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Just days after rallying at the State Capitol, caregivers continue their push to urge Minnesota lawmakers to approve paid family medical leave. The Democrat-controlled Senate has passed a bill to do just that, so caregivers say they're now focusing on House lawmakers as the ...Read More

Marilyn Welker of Clark County says the U.S. EPA's plans to clean up a toxic waste site aren't adequate. (M. Welker)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohio residents say federal plans to clean up a toxic waste site in Clark County just aren't going to cut it. The Tremont City barrel fill site contains more than 51,000 drums buried in the late 1970s. They contain an estimated 1.5 million gallons of hazardous waste, in ...Read More

The number of children in Illinois using and becoming sick from e-cigarettes is on the rise. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – More young children in Illinois are being poisoned by electronic cigarettes, according to the Illinois Poison Center. Last year, the Center received more than 80 calls related to children under age six who were exposed to the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. Danny ...Read More

Two bills signed into law this month in Maryland are geared toward helping people after they retired. (Brenda Massei)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – AARP in Maryland is celebrating legislative wins for Marylanders and their families after Gov. Larry Hogan signed two bills into law this month that will affect retirement savings and support for family caregivers. What's called the Care Act requires hospitals to ask patient ...Read More

About a quarter of Indiana's seniors live in a household with other family members, including children. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - More than 7 million, or 40 percent, of seniors eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have not applied, and the numbers are even lower in the Hoosier State. During Older Americans Month, the National Council on Aging has an effort under way to close the "SNA ...Read More

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