PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 

The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 

Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Archive: May 9, 2016

Wisconsin has set aside $3 million a year to assist small businesses in creating workplace wellness programs. (Chagin/iStockPhoto)

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Applications are now being accepted for Wisconsin businesses with 50 or fewer employees to obtain grant money to help create a workplace wellness program. The state has set aside $3 million a year to reimburse small businesses for their wellness programs. Catherine Kolkm ...Read More

Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are for the most part receiving the same access to care as their non-native counterparts, according to new data. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are largely faring as well as their non-native counterparts, according to a new report. But the data in the latest South Dakota Kids Count issue brief show there's room for improvement. Lisa Sanderson, associate director ...Read More

Consumers who feel they've bought something they really didn't want have three days to cancel the purchase under Arkansas law. (

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Many of us have fallen victim to a high-pressure sales pitch and ended up buying something we really didn't need or want. A law on the books in Arkansas gives consumers three days to cancel a purchase from a door-to-door sale, or something bought at an outdoor festival or ...Read More

Moms are mobilizing across the country to fight for changes in the juvenile-justice system.  (

BALTIMORE – More than 50,000 moms across the country spent Mother's Day without their child because he or she is locked up in jail or prison. A new report by the Institute for Policy Studies says many mothers have taken the pain of separation and turned it into activism. Former Baltimore r ...Read More

The Missouri Legislature could approve a strong anti-abortion resolution this week, and that would mean voters ultimately decide whether to approve or deny it in November. (B. Smith)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri voters may be asked to change the state constitution to say life begins at conception. The House voted in favor of House Resolution 98 last week and now, it's the Senate's turn to debate it. The bill recognizes an unborn child as a person with a "right to life whic ...Read More

Devin Lile works in the lab at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. (Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa ranks third overall in the nation for helping people with disabilities get jobs and job training. But for one age group, there's more to be done in that regard. The latest national report from the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire says Iowa ...Read More

Gov. Dayton is expected to sign a bill into law this week to ensure family caregivers get more training when patients are discharged from the hospital. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Family caregivers in Minnesota are poised to get some extra help now that the State Legislature passed a bill known as the CARE Act. The bill is heading to Gov. Dayton's desk. If he signs it, the new law will require hospitals to provide more training to in-home caregivers once a ...Read More

Seven Wyoming counties with high levels of oil and gas activity saw their grades slip in this year’s

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Bucking the national trend of improving air quality, seven Wyoming counties with high levels of oil and gas activity have seen their grades slip in this year's "State of the Air" report card from the American Lung Association. Ronni Flannery, healthy air director of the Amer ...Read More

1 of 2 pages   1 2 >  Last »