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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - AR: Health

Coronavirus testing and treatment in Norway is free and widely available. (Adobe Stock)

By George Lakey Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Arkansas News Service Collaboration LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Norwegians locked themselves down on March 12 to deal with a spike in positive tests for the new coronavirus. The government in Oslo moved quickly and e

Research has shown that for every uncounted Arkansan, the state will lose around $3,000 each year for the next 10 years. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The U.S. Census Bureau is temporarily suspending field operations to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Federal law requires census data be presented to the president by the end of the year, and the national survey would typically end by mid-summer. But in the face of a g

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a Louisiana law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital violates the Constitution. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After hearing oral arguments last week, the U.S. Supreme Court is now considering whether a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital can stand. President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Ilyse Houge said the court's curr

So far, 80 cases of coronavirus in 13 states have been reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The state says it's monitoring 61 travelers who recently returned home to Arkansas for possible COVID-19 infection. So far, three individuals have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, and no cases have been identified. But Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, medical director for im

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

According to the state Board of Nursing, more than 40,000 registered nurses are working in Arkansas. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An aging Baby Boomer population is leaving many nurses in the state saddled with overwhelming caseloads. Arkansas has around 12 registered nurses for every 1,000 residents, according to data from the Arkansas Center for Nursing. President of the Arkansas Nurses Association Ste

According to federal data, there are now more women in the U.S. workforce than men, with women occupying 50.04% of positions. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill in Congress that would ensure pregnant women aren't fired from their jobs for requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace has received bipartisan approval by the House Education and Labor Committee, and should soon move to the House floor for a vote. The Pregn

Supreme Court, court of appeals and district court judges are nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S.  Senate. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Over the past few years, the U.S. Senate has confirmed 185 of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, the majority of whom have a conservative track record. Along with two Supreme Court justices, senators have confirmed 50 circuit court and 133 district court judges. Acc

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