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PNS Daily Newscast - July 2, 2020 


The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 1, 2020 


Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma all finished up their elections today, and Medicaid expansion in OK appears to have passed. And, a Supreme Court ruling could open the door for more public money to religious institutions.

Archive: May 19, 2020

Workers at seven fruit-packing companies in the Yakima Valley are on strike. (Edgar Franks/Familias Unidas por la Justicia)

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Farm and fruit-packing workers are considered essential. And in Washington state, they're roiled in struggles for better working conditions. Yakima County is the biggest hotspot for coronavirus cases on the West Coast, and the fruit-packing warehouses in the area have been a vecto ...Read More

Thousands of Minnesota state workers, including those responding to the COVID-19 crisis, say the state should honor pay raises that were agreed to last year. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Uncertainty looms over previously negotiated contracts for Minnesota state workers after the issue became a focal point at the end of the Legislative session. Employees on the front lines say the contracts, which include pay raises, should stay in place. The labor agreements wer ...Read More

Colorado's constitution authorizes the General Assembly to pass an emergency tax with a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- A coalition of 135 Colorado organizations is urging state lawmakers to use all tools in their toolbox to blunt the most serious economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Lost revenues are projected to create a $3.3 billion budget shortfall, the largest in state history. Adam Fox, dir ...Read More

Toxic algae is an annual problem in the western basin of Lake Erie. (NOAA/Flickr)

By Alicia Krynock/Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Clarification - 6:54 p.m. EST, May 20, 2020 - Changes "Pause" to "Policy" in headline to reflect that Ohio EPA slowed down enforcement but did not officially stop it. As st ...Read More

Supporters of conservation practices, such as cover crops, are hoping to convince more farmers to incorporate them into their operations as market challenges persist. (Adobe Stock)

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Wisconsin farmers aren't immune to changing weather patterns affecting the Midwest. That's why those who are adopting conservation practices hope other farmers follow suit. The National Climate Assessment said heavy downpours and flooding are among the biggest climate-change t ...Read More

Agriculture continues to be a major source of nitrogen pollution flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. (CascadeCreatives/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Environmental Protection Agency could face federal lawsuits if it doesn't take action against states not meeting their obligations to clean up water flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. Under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, watershed states are required to develop implemen ...Read More

Despite a state-backed

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Despite calls for more transparency over COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, Arizona officials are refusing to release details of those establishments. AARP Arizona and others have called on the state to name facilities with significant coronavirus outbreaks and deaths ...Read More

Free resources for LGBTQ+ people during COVID-19 can be found on a new website and help line. (Andrew Pascual/EQCA)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Members of the LGBTQ+ community can now get help during the pandemic from a new COVID-19 help center website and help line launched on Monday. Covid19.eqca.org will include full lists of service providers in all 53 counties and will feature free webinars for people out of wor ...Read More

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