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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 

The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.

2020Talks - September 22, 2020 

It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Archive: October 27, 2008

St. Louis, MO - The credit crisis is making health coverage a tough pill to swallow for small business owners, yet those are the very employers expected to keep the economy alive. With the election only eight days away, some Missouri advocates are poised to discuss potential remedies with whomever i ...Read More

Columbus, OH – After long lines, poll worker confusion and machine malfunctions in the past few elections, many Ohioans expect glitches when they head to the polls Nov. 4, but a new study might give voters some reassurance. A new report card released by Common Cause assesses the voting prepare ...Read More

Portland, OR – Reports of child abuse and neglect in Oregon have decreased slightly in the past year, and fewer children were placed in foster homes. However, children's advocates say the faltering economy should prompt a closer look at those trends. The state has lost 400 foster homes, as fos ...Read More

Seattle, WA – Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have surprised local leaders and school districts by reinstating a federal program compensating counties for the property tax dollars they don't collect from federal forest lands. The Secure Rural Schools Act had expired, and local governments were ...Read More

New York, NY — People between ages 18 and 24 may be the most active users of the Internet worldwide, but grandma and grandpa are driving more miles on the Information Highway now than ever before. New York is part of that trend, with 67 percent of Manhattan residents age 40 and over using the ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – With just over a week to go until election day -- and even with millions of dollars spent on campaign advertising -- many voters may still have a hard time figuring out where the candidates for President, Congress and even their state legislature stand on the issues. AARP no ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's experiment with high-interest, short-term "payday loans" will become permanent if voters approve an industry-sponsored ballot initiative on Nov. 4. Opponents of Proposition 200 say the measure is a trick to remove the costly loans from any kind of oversight, since Arizo ...Read More

The battle over the chemical BPA is heating up in California. Some California retailers are no longer selling baby bottles that contain the chemical, after San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ask stores and hospitals to voluntarily pull the products. Safeway recently did so, joining Whole Fo ...Read More

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