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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 

U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.

2020Talks - September 23, 2020 

Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Archive: January 25, 2007

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the Bonneville Power Administration to continue funding the Fish Passage Center. The Center monitors dams and river conditions in the Northwest and makes flow and spill recommendations to give migrating fish the best chances for survival. It's been in ...Read More

Schools, wildlife habitats, trail repairs, public safety and forest fire control efforts are all poised to take a hit in Washington. The "Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act" expired in September - the legislation helps counties that contain federal land. There are 27 such cou ...Read More

More troops equal more dollars, and a new report details how many of those dollars will come from Massachusetts taxpayers. The National Priorities Project, based in Northampton, Massachusetts, says the latest troop surge will cost the Bay State about $160 million. Massachusetts has already paid al ...Read More

There's a gaping divide between the haves and the have-nots when it comes to the health of Oregon children, according to a new report from Children First for Oregon. Cathy Kaufmann with Children First says it shows children in rural areas, or in low-income families, or belonging to ethnic minorities ...Read More

A group of 50-plus Oregonians is on its way home this morning after spending a week with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. The representatives from AARP Oregon met with Oregon's congressional delegation about the importance of affordable health care and long-term financial security for the state's growi ...Read More

Congress continues work on a new farm bill, which will shape the agriculture economy and impact consumers for the next five years. Now there are calls for it to focus on rural communities and small farms. Daniel Owens with the Center for Rural Affairs says that would require a change from current p ...Read More

January is "testing month" for students all over the state this month, and Idaho legislators will have to sharpen their pencils today for a quiz administered by the Idaho Education Association. President Sherri Wood says they are testing the legislators on such topics as class size, what teaching po ...Read More

A new state energy plan will be voted on by an interim committee that puts clean energy development, like wind power, at the top of the priority list. That's something nuclear watchdog Jeremy Maxand with the Snake River Alliance says makes good economic sense. But he points out that the energy plan ...Read More

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