Thursday, March 23, 2023

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A proposed flavored tobacco ban is back on the table in Minnesota, Trump attorney Evan Corcoran must testify in the documents probe, and a "clean slate" bill in Missouri would make "expungement" automatic.

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The Fed raises interest rates and reassures the banking system is sound, Norfolk Southern reaffirms a commitment to the people of East Palestine, and TikTok creators gather at the Capitol to support free expression.

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Finding childcare is a struggle everywhere, prompting North Carolina's Transylvania County to try a new approach. Maine is slowly building-out broadband access, but disagreements remain over whether local versus national companies should get the contracts, and specialty apps like "Farmers Dating" help those in small communities connect online.

Dallas Heltzell

Dallas Heltzell has been an editor at Public News Service since 2010. His nearly five decades of writing, editing and producing at daily-news outlets has included work at college radio stations; KOMU-TV in Columbia, Mo.; the Columbia Missourian, St. Charles (Mo.) Banner-News; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Longmont (Colo.) Times-Call, Colorado Springs Gazette and Denver Post. Besides his work at PNS, he's also a reporter for BizWest, which covers business news for Northern Colorado, and Prairie Mountain Newspapers.


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