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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 9, 2008

Missoula, MT – Montana's Republican Party has withdrawn its challenge of 6,000 registered voters, and now voter advocates are asking what this means for those on that list. Jason Kiely with the Montana Conservation Voters says his group is challenging the Secretary of State to take immediate a ...Read More

Lansing, MI – A majority of children in Michigan's juvenile justice system are battling more than their legal issues; they’re also fighting mental illness. An estimated 80 percent of children in trouble with the law have a mental illness, according to at least one expert. The American F ...Read More

New York, NY — While many New Yorkers are trying to get the most out of a dollar these days, seniors on fixed incomes who care for grandchildren may be facing the toughest challenges. More than 400,000 New York children are being cared for by relatives, and that number will soon increase becau ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - Backers of legislation to ban mandatory overtime in hospitals and other healthcare centers believe it would lead to better and safer care in those facilities. The House in Harrisburg has sent HB834 to Governor Rendell, who has promised to sign the bill. Linda McCarthy, a registere ...Read More

Bismarck, ND – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates almost 10,000 North Dakotans eligible for money through the massive federal stimulus bill passed by Congress have yet to turn in the needed form to collect the cash. The deadline for filing is October 15. Lyle Halvorson, with AARP No ...Read More

While Senators McCain and Obama debate health policy across the nation, more than 5,000 physicians say neither candidate's prescriptions for healthcare reform would work. The group, Physicians for a National Health Program, says the only hope for a cure is to create a nonprofit, single-payer nationa ...Read More

St. Louis, MO – Look closely at many of today's mortgage foreclosures, and you'll find a medical crisis. According to a new report, up to half the people losing their homes in Missouri cite unexpected medical expenses as major reasons they fell behind on their house payments. Report author Ch ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – Gas prices have dropped $1 per gallon since June, and there are reports of it falling below $3 at a few Minnesota service stations. Energy analysts believe conservation, which reduced demand, has been a major factor. In the view of transportation expert Jim Erkel, with the Minn ...Read More

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