PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2018 

New research finds stiffer prison terms do not deter drug use. Also on our nationwide rundown: We take you to a state where 4 in 10 adults have guns; and “ghost” fishing gear is killing whales and seals in oceans.

Daily Newscasts

Archive: July 22, 2016

As a test run of the Nice Ride bike share program looks to become permanent in Bemidji, a similar program is set to kick off in Rochester later this summer. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Now in its final year, a bike share pilot program is earning praise from Minnesota health experts who are looking to expand the idea to other parts of the state. The Nice Ride program in Bemidji is being hailed as a success by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, which help ...Read More

The heat is on in Indiana, and while people are finding ways to stay cool, there's also some advice about keeping utility bills in check. (

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - High temperatures and humidity are baking much of the central United States this week, sending heat indexes soaring as high as 115 degrees in some places for the first time this year. The National Weather Service calls it a heat dome, which is a high pressure system that has pus ...Read More

An infrared image showing the gas leak in Aliso Canyon, last fall. (Environmental Defense Fund)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Regulators with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) at a hearing on Thursday removed a major loophole from proposed new rules on oil and natural gas facilities, in an effort to prevent another disaster like the massive gas leak at Aliso Canyon last fall. The proposed rules ...Read More

A new poll suggests most Illinois voters want Gov. Bruce Rauner to head back to the bargaining table with the state's largest employee union. (AFSCME)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois voters like labor unions, but generally find Governor Bruce Rauner's approach to labor negotiations to be unfavorable, according to a new poll. This month the progressive political research group ALG took a survey of about 600 likely Illinois voters. The findings show th ...Read More

Protesters say the greatest crisis facing humanity is global climate change. (Green Justice Philly)

PHILADELPHIA - Thousands will be marching in the streets of Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, calling for a The full report can be read online Clean Energy Revolution. Convened by Americans Against Fracking and Food and Water Watch, the march has been endorsed by more th ...Read More

The third annual Latino Conservation Week hit Wyoming with full force with events at Grand Teton National Park. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The third annual Latino Conservation Week hit Wyoming with full force, complete with Talks and Tamales at Grand Teton National Park and three days of paddling on Lake Jackson. Maite Arce president and chief executive of the Hispanic Access Foundation said the goal is to get more L ...Read More

A mountain biker maneuvers on a wilderness trail near Moab, Utah. (Shaine M. Smith)

MOAB, Utah - Conservation groups, business owners and other stakeholders are praising the completion of a federal land management plan for southern Utah. The Moab Master Leasing Plan, released this week by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is the result of a four-year process to balance the devel ...Read More

An estimated 20,000 cyclists start the week-long ride across Iowa this weekend, many riding in support of charitable causes. (

DES MOINES, Iowa - An estimated 20,000 bicyclists will ride all or some of the week-long annual ride across Iowa, which starts Sunday. The route of the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, this year connects small towns that are often unseen and unappreciated. T ...Read More

1 of 2 pages   1 2 >  Last »