PNS Daily Newscast - April 7, 2020 

Wisconsin holds its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. And public assistance programs are overhauled in response to COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 7, 2020 

Today's the Wisconsin primary, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay by executive order. A conservative majority on the state Supreme Court blocked the delay, after the Republican Legislature previously stymied similar efforts.

Archive: July 12, 2016

Tennessee will receive $250,000 from the CDC to support programs that help educate the population and prevent injury related mortality and domestic violence. (NariSin/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee programs will receive a quarter of a million dollars to support injury and violence prevention programs. The grant is part of $30 million distributed nationwide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce injury and violence related mortal ...Read More

A report from NC Child recommends improved access to health coverage for women in order to increase the health of the state's babies. (

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fewer babies are dying in North Carolina – with infant mortality decreasing by 40 percent in the last 20 years, according to a new report by the support group NC Child. The organization says it also found that women's access to physical and mental health care plays a big ...Read More

One in five Americans is living with a mental health condition but less than half are seeking help. (

BALTIMORE – One in five adults lives with a mental health condition, and only 4 in 10 actually received services in the past year. Advocates hope that last week's passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 2646 (Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016) will help with tho ...Read More

Election officials in Indiana are being encouraged to make sure polling places can accommodate people with disabilities before the November election. (

INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 19 percent of America's population live with a disability, and this week the focus is making sure they get a chance to vote. It's National Disability Voter Registration Week. And Dawn Adams, executive director of Indiana Disability Rights, says her organization is tryin ...Read More

Consumer groups maintain rate increase cases and power purchase agreements filed by the utilities are muddying the waters of Ohio's energy market. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's energy market experienced some confusing changes in recent years, and some consumer groups contend electric customers deserve a more level playing field. Deregulation was approved in 1999, which allowed customers to purchase their power from a retailer of their choosi ...Read More

Nearly one million Washingtonians were served by community health centers in 2014. (pixabay)

SEATTLE – Community health centers provide care for people all across the state and many them live below the poverty line. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has announced she plans to nearly double community health center funding over the next decade. The policy pro ...Read More

Nearly 600,000 Michiganders received medical care from a community health center in 2014.

LANSING, Mich. – Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders receive medical care each year from community health centers, and even more could be served in the future. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has announced plans to significantly expand funding for health centers ...Read More

Power producers involved with the lawsuit filed against the EPA's Clean Power Plan are responsible for one-fifth of the nation's total carbon pollution, according to the Center for American Progress. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Forty-three of the top 100 electric power producers are connected to a lawsuit filed to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The plan would establish the first-ever standards for climate ...Read More

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