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PNS Daily News - October 26, 2020 


Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court moves toward a final vote; judicial appointments issue looms in the election; and five COVID-19 infections confirmed within VP Mike Pence's inner circle.


2020Talks - October 26, 2020 


Youth voter turnout has been high in early voting. And presidential candidates court swing-state voters in the last days until November 3.

Archive: July 12, 2007

Almost nine million Californians are heading into work today at jobs where they can't get health insurance - a number that's been rising as more businesses drop coverage due to the soaring cost. That's according to a new report from the Center on Policy Initiatives in San Diego that also says the st ...Read More

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council says the current drought gripping half the country including parts of Iowa is just a taste of things to come. Barry Nelson, a co-author of the report, says citizens and communities need to prepare now for less water in the future. “Ever ...Read More

Iowans with cancer sometimes have to travel great distances to get specialized treatment - and it can be expensive to provide for meals and lodging. The American Cancer Society has 24 Hope Lodges scattered throughout the United States to help for cancer patients, and now there's one coming to Iowa ...Read More

The country's largest senior advocacy group says we need a better way to deal with the health issues of an aging population. Minnesota AARP spokeswoman, Amy McDonough, argues we've got to move away from institutions, such as nursing homes, and encourage family caregivers. “It is more cost-eff ...Read More

The family doctor is becoming an endangered species in New Hampshire. With up to 85 vacancies in community health centers, hospitals, and private practice all across the state, local recruiters say they are caught between a national shortage of primary care practitioners and states with deeper pocke ...Read More

A Senate compromise due Friday is expected to raise the national cigarette tax to provide health coverage for millions of uninsured children. However, the Senate Finance Committee compromise falls $15 billion short of earlier assurances. Elizabeth Swain, chief executive officer of the Community Hea ...Read More

The Energy Bill that passed the Senate in June will now be taken up by the House. For the first time in nearly three decades, Senators voted to require the auto industry to make vehicles that are more fuel-efficient. That will help save consumers money at the pump, cut our dependence on oil, and lo ...Read More

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