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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: February 18, 2020

Roughly 460,000 voters were removed from Ohio's rolls in 2019, primarily due to inactivity. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For Ohioans, an important deadline for the 2020 election is here. Today (Tues., Feb. 18) is the final day to register for Ohio's March 17 primary election, when voters will narrow the field of candidates on the November ballot for the presidential race, as well as the state's 16 co ...Read More

Louisville is the first Kentucky city to commit to reaching 100% renewable energy for its city operations by 2040. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Louisville Metro Council has voted to commit to reaching 100% renewable energy use for city operations within the next two decades. According to the resolution, the city will work to shift public transit and other operations to run on cleaner forms of energy, such as electric ...Read More

Certified volunteers with the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program help almost 50,000 Arizonans file their federal and state income taxes each year. (rogerphoto/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- No one really looks forward to doing their taxes this time of year, but most Arizonans can get that chore taken care of at no cost, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. The service is designed to help seniors and low- to moderate-income Arizonans. But with a few exception ...Read More

In Nebraska, 57,946 students participated in the School Breakfast program in the 2018-19 school year, down about 900 from the previous year. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska ranked 48th nationally for getting students from low-income families the fuel they need to start the school day ready to learn. Crystal Fitzsimons, director of school programs for the Food Research and Action Center, the group behind the annual School Breakfast Scorecard, ...Read More

Minnesota House Democrats say a portion of the state's budget plan should go toward initiatives that would encourage action on climate change. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Democrats in the Minnesota House want to spend budget surplus money on more immediate climate-change initiatives. Youth activists say the plan highlights their demands for policy action. It would set aside more than $190 million for efforts that supporters say could get reside ...Read More

Wisconsin's presidential primary is still several weeks away, but voters are casting their ballots for local primary races this week. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin voters will head to the polls today (Tuesday) for the spring primary election. They won't be voting for presidential nominees, but they will consider candidates for local office. Today's primary covers races in several cities for mayor, city council and school boards; som ...Read More

Asian carp are filter feeders, meaning they consume the base of the aquatic food chain, starving out and outcompeting native fish species. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee will receive federal funding to fight Asian carp as part of a $25 million budget appropriation recently passed by Congress. Asian carp are now found in all three of Tennessee's major waterways, from the Mississippi River to the Tennessee River, north of Chattanooga. ...Read More

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