PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 

Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 

The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Archive: June 9, 2016

A new report details the ways hospitals and clinics, not just patients, are benefiting in states that have opted to expand Medicaid programs. (Georgetown U. Ctr. for Children and Families)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina has taken a pass on almost $5 million a day in federal funds the state would be getting if it had expanded Medicaid. In the coverage gap are 500,000 people who don't qualify for Medicaid, but can't afford insurance through the Marketplace. But beyond the impa ...Read More

The Bluegrass Martins are one of several acts on the bill this weekend at the Bluegrass Music Association's festival in Franklin County. (

HAMPTON, Iowa - The 2nd Annual Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa Festival takes place this weekend, providing family-friendly entertainment and instruments for young people. Three days of live bluegrass music brings together and inspires people of all ages and backgrounds at the Franklin County Fa ...Read More

Ohioans with InHealth health care coverage could face a tax penalty if they donít switch plans. (M. Kuhlman)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As a health insurance co-op created under the Affordable Care Act closes its doors in Ohio, a special enrollment period is available to help its customers find new health care coverage. The state began the process of liquidating the failing insurer, InHealth Mutual, two week ...Read More

Those who hurt Michiganders with developmental disabilities could face harsher penalties. (anitapeppers/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – There are new efforts in Michigan to crack down on those who hurt people with special needs. Rep. Frank Liberati, a Democrat, and Sen. Rick Jones, a Republican, have sponsored bills that would increase penalties for assaulting a person with a developmental disability. Jon ...Read More

In recent years, about 40 million Americans have been caregivers for family members. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - While caring for senior family members is a rewarding process that brings families together, the demands of constant support can be stressful. In recent years, about 40 million people across the nation provided unpaid care to family members. Often, caregivers simply need a break. Th ...Read More

New Hampshire has helped the federal government seize more than $15 million since 2000, but a new state law now requires a criminal conviction before any assets can be seized. (Edward Betts)

CONCORD, N.H. – Property rights advocates are giving a big thumbs up to a measure that passed with bipartisan support to limit forfeiture provisions in the Granite State. Attorney Rob Peccola with the Institute for Justice says the original constitutional rationale for forfeiture was convict ...Read More

On Wednesday, AARP Washington volunteer state president Mike Tucker, right, visited U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-WA, co-sponsor of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act. (AARP Washington)

SEATTLE - Representatives from AARP Washington met with members of Congress Wednesday in Washington D.C. to advocate for family caregivers. AARP Washington volunteer state president Mike Tucker and state director Doug Shadel asked lawmakers to support Social Security and two bills that help family c ...Read More

The average requested insurance rate increase for individual plans is 18.1 percent. (Pictures of Money/

NEW YORK – The cost of health insurance is going up, but consumers can have a say on proposed increases. Insurers have asked New York state's Department of Financial Services for increases that average just over 18 percent for individual plans, and a little less for small group plans. The ...Read More

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