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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 28, 2020

The Drug Repurposing Hub at the Broad Institute now has a collection of more than 6,000 approved drugs in humans. (Drug Repurposing Hub/YouTube)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard tested thousands of existing drugs on close to six hundred types of cancer cells in humans - and they found close to fifty that may kill cancer. Scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Dan ...Read More

Policy analysts say paid parental-leave policies would benefit new moms and their infants. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. - Like many states, Michigan struggles with dismal infant and maternal mortality rates. However, a new report provides a blueprint for ways to help turn the tide. The "Right Start 2020" report released by the Michigan League for Public Policy notes that despite improvements in outco ...Read More

The state has ordered a $375,000 audit of Calbright College. (Calbright)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Education groups are praising a unanimous decision by a legislative committee Wednesday to audit the state's first online community college, called Calbright College. Lawmakers expressed concern about transparency and duplication of current offerings. Jeff Freitas, president o ...Read More

Women are more likely to experience multiple heart-attack symptoms. (Adiano/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - To cap American Heart Month, one doctor is putting a spotlight on the different signs of heart attacks between women and men. Along with common symptoms, cardiologist Dr. Rachael Wyman with Kaiser Permanente in Seattle says about a quarter of women experience atypical signs such as uppe ...Read More

Texas currently serves just 4% of the state's poorest families, one of the lowest rates in the country. (Libreshot)

AUSTIN, Texas - The Trump administration's proposed 2021 budget takes aim at a number of safety-net programs, including $21 billion in cuts to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF. Ife Floyd, senior policy analyst with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says if it's approv ...Read More

Pronghorn are the fastest land mammal in North America, with herds capable of traveling up to 60 miles per hour. (fws.org/TomKoerner)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Wildlife in Nevada follow distinct pathways during seasonal migration, and a new survey shows state voters are eager to provide them with safe passage when they move from one place to another. In a poll released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, 93% of registered voters in Nevada bel ...Read More

Arkansas ranks fourth in the country for the number of abortion restrictions it has passed since 1973, according to a new report by the Guttmacher Institute. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas has passed 57 abortion restrictions since 1973, more than any other state in the U.S. except for Louisiana, Indiana and Oklahoma, according to a new Guttmacher Institute report. Guttmacher's senior state issues manager Elizabeth Nash says most abortion restrictions were ...Read More

Tennessee's pre-arrest diversion clinics connected more than 7,000 people to mental-health treatment instead of jail between 2017 and 2019. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee is increasing the number of drop-off clinics that allow police officers to take people with mental-health and/or substance-abuse issues to a treatment provider instead of jail. Sejal West, senior vice president for operations of Volunteer Behavioral Healthcare System, ...Read More

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