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Doctors: What has shaped your views about physician-assisted suicide?

Do you support or oppose SB 128, the physician-assisted bill?
asked on March 27, 2015

What lessons have you learned while traveling overseas?

We want to hear your travel stories! If you've learned something while traveling abroad that you'd like to share with the world, please take a moment to tell us your story and submit a picture or video.
asked on March 26, 2015

Is the cost of childcare on your mind?

About 55,000 children are on waiting lists for state-subsidized childcare. Meanwhile, funding for Florida's voluntary pre-kindergarten program is about half the national average and many families struggle to pay childcare bills.
asked on March 25, 2015

How are you supporting the Shockers?

Show and tell us how you support the WSU Shockers basketball!
asked on March 23, 2015

Changes in Physician Pay

Views on how medical professionals view Medicare's new payments.
asked on March 23, 2015

Are you spiritual yet unchurched?

About 42 percent of Portland residents say they are "religiously unaffiliated," more than in any other city in the U.S., according to a survey released this month by the Public Religion Research Institution.
asked on March 20, 2015

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

PIN sources respond to the Common Core debate March 26, 2015

PIN sources help Cronkite News give different perspectives on Common Core standards in Arizona.

Sunshine Economy: Customer Service In South Florida March 23, 2015

South Florida is known around the world for its sun, sand and surf. Those natural attributes are responsible for thousands of jobs, millions of visitors and billions of dollars. But what about service? South Florida may invite the world to come play on its beaches, stay in its hotels and eat in its restaurants, but what kind of hosts are its people? We ask members to share their experience.

Half of California teachers not fully prepared to teach Common Core, top educator says March 23, 2015

We convened a group of parents to discuss Common Core standards, and it has led to a series of stories. This is the second one.

Panhandling in St. Louis could soon see more regulation March 19, 2015

Panhandlers are common in the St. Louis area. Now the city could be changing its panhandling policy once more. PIN sources were among those who shared their perspective on the issue.

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PIN Blog

  • Spot.us is going away, but its legacy inspires new chapters of crowdfunding playbookFebruary 11, 2015

    Spot.us proved that crowdfunding can help support independent, local journalism, especially that of freelancers. It was an important early innovator in the field, and many of the platforms available in 2015 owe a lot to founder David Cohn and the community of Spot.us users.
  • Newsrooms use PIN to drive award-winning contentSeptember 29, 2014

    A big congratulations to the ten PIN newsrooms that were finalists and winners of the Online News Association’s 2014 awards! They are: Oregon Public Broadcasting, KUT Austin, St. Louis Public Radio, NPR, MPR News, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Center for Public Integrity, News21, WLRN-Miami Herald News, and The Washington Post. Here’s how some of these newsrooms use... Read more »
  • Using PIN to track social impact – a Minnesota exampleSeptember 23, 2014

    There is no dearth of evidence that Minnesotans are civic-minded. The state’s volunteerism rates are second in the nation, more than 60 percent of Minnesotans donate money to charity, and we lead the country in voter turnout. While such statistics are great, they don’t capture what it’s like to live in a social-minded state full... Read more »
  • All PIN training materials are now open accessJuly 30, 2014

    Starting today, you no longer need a password to access the 125+ PIN training articles on pinsupport.org.