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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.

Public News Service - WI: Consumer

As the presidential race swings into high gear across the border in Iowa, a poll suggests candidates may be overlooking a key issue for swing states like Wisconsin -- corporate wrongdoing. The poll from the American Association for Justice found that 82 percent of Americans are worried about the fu

Madison, WI - Insurance companies are misleading the public about the costs of malpractice lawsuits, while driving up malpractice insurance rates for doctors. That's the finding of former Missouri insurance commissioner Jay Angoff, who writes these conclusions in a report for the American Associati

There's a nationwide call to "get the lead out" of children's toys. There have been 15 lead-related toy recalls in the last year, including two involving Wisconsin companies. Gerie Voss with trial lawyers' group American Association for Justice says the biggest problem is toy jewelry, much of whi

Madison, WI - The Sierra Club is calling on Wisconsinites to pledge to save energy, and cut their utility bills along the way. Spokesman Seth Nowak says little things like changing a light bulb can really add up in the long run. "Change one incandescent light bulb to a compact fluorescent light bul

Madison, WI - A bow-and-arrow set, a Superman lamp, and a pull-toy for toddlers all have made this year's holiday list of the "Ten Worst Toys" because they can cause injury or death. Attorney James Swartz' family has compiled the list for 34 years. He says it can be discouraging, because toys that c

Madison, WI - A deadline is looming on low-cost prescription drugs for seniors and people with disabilities. The Medicare "Part D" open enrollment period runs until the end of the year, and eligible Wisconsinites are being encouraged to sign up or make any changes in their current coverage as soon a

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