PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: August 16, 2016

Residents of a housing complex in East Chicago say they're angry because they should have been told much earlier about lead contamination in the soil. (

INDIANAPOLIS - Environmental groups have been stepping up pressure on federal agencies over coal-ash pollution in the state, and now there is another public health issue. The EPA has ordered the demolition of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago after high levels of lead and arsenic were ...Read More

Heading back to school means being bullied for 25 percent of teens in the United States. (iStockphoto/Helder Almeida)

DENVER - Heading back to school means being bullied for 25 percent of teens, in the United States. Nine out of ten LGBT students say they've experienced harassment at school and online, and one in five kids admit to doing "some bullying." Deborah Sandella, a Denver-based psychotherapist and autho ...Read More

Offshore wind farms are likely along the coast of North Carolina, now that the federal government will make leases available. (

WILMINGTON, N.C. - North Carolina is poised to become the next frontier for offshore wind energy. Late last week the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will lease 122,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina. The lease area begins 24 miles off of the state's coastline, and offers unlimite ...Read More

Without action on Social Security, a report says, poverty among New York seniors could rise 63 percent. (Thomas E. Smith/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - Social Security turned 81 years-old this week, but new analysis shows trouble ahead if national leaders don't act soon. The study by AARP said unless the president and Congress strengthen the Social Security trust fund, New Yorkers paying into the system now could see across-the-board cut ...Read More

People living near fracked gas wells are four times more likely to experience an asthma attack. (Kelly/

PHILADELPHIA - A coalition of organizations is helping parents learn about the hazards fracking may pose to children, and how to organize to protect their kids. Pennsylvania accounts for nearly 40 percent of the shale gas produced in the United States. Thousands of wells have been drilled, some clos ...Read More

A NASA study confirmed that a massive methane cloud in the San Juan Basin is primarily caused by emissions from oil and gas production. (iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new study by NASA confirms that New Mexico's massive methane cloud in the Four Corners region is primarily caused by emissions from oil and gas production. The space agency used aerial reconnaissance and infrared cameras to map the sources of the leaks that contribute to the 2,500 ...Read More

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