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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: February 26, 2020

South Dakota residents drive across time zones to the state's largest cities, with Sioux Falls on Central time and Rapid City in the Mountain time zone. (enddistracteddriving.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Love "Daylight Saving Time" or hate it, a new study shows the annual transition boosts traffic accidents due to sleep deprivation and disturbed circadian rhythm. South Dakota lawmakers considered a bill this session to permanently move the clock ahead -- legislation also introdu ...Read More

The 2019 Kentucky Health Issues Poll asked Kentucky adults questions about pain-medication misuse and whether they believe addiction is a disease. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More Kentuckians report knowing someone who is misusing prescription pain medication, according to a new poll. Colleen Desmond, a researcher at Interact for Health, the group that conducted the survey, said the findings indicate prescription drug misuse continues to be a persisten ...Read More

A new report says Wisconsin continues to see caregiver vacancies, even with the state's older population projected to increase 112% in the next 20 years. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Advocates for Wisconsin seniors and people with disabilities say those who live in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities may be at higher safety risk after a new report confirms caregiver shortages across the state. A handful of provider associations have issued survey resul ...Read More

Developer Invenergy plans to provide $20 million in landowner payments in Missouri for the rights to build its Grain Belt Express transmission line. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While progress sometimes comes with a price, supporters of the Grain Belt Express say the potential benefits for Missouri far outweigh the costs. The transmission line would carry 4,000 megawatts of wind power daily from Kansas to Missouri, but it's been delayed for years by ...Read More

The low numbers of salmon returning to Northwest rivers are raising concerns about a future without these fish. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Energy companies and conservation groups want to bridge the divide on a contentious issue in the Northwest: the future of four Snake River dams. This week, utilities and environmental groups came together to write an open letter to the governors of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washi ...Read More

Last year, 14 community members and one law-enforcement officer died in Minnesota in deadly-force encounters. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- A new report offers nearly 30 recommendations for reducing deadly police shootings in Minnesota, but one watchdog group says the findings fall well short of meeting that goal. This week's report -- from a group of law-enforcement officials, community leaders, academics and others -- ...Read More

A 12-member panel in North Dakota examining ways to improve services for children includes lawmakers, agency officials, parents and community partners. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A new panel looking at issues facing North Dakota children meets today for only the second time since being formed last year. One panel member says they're gaining traction on how to hear from key agencies about service needs. The Children's Cabinet was created to assess the care ...Read More

Salmon and steelhead return numbers on the Snake River have plummeted in recent decades. (Matthew Dillon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Energy companies and conservation groups want to bridge the divide on a contentious issue in the Northwest: the future of four Snake River dams. This week, utilities and environmental groups came together to write an open letter to the governors of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washing ...Read More

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