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PNS Daily Newscast - October 27, 2020 


Protests as Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court; New York targets transportation, the state's biggest source of carbon pollution.


2020Talks - October 27, 2020 


U.S. Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in a nearly party-line vote. GOP Sen. Susan Collins, up for reelection, is the lone vote against.

Archive: November 10, 2008

Madison, WI - The high cost of oil and natural gas has led to more outdoor wood-burning boilers popping up across Wisconsin. State health officials are urging people electing to use the devices to be sure to properly install and locate their boilers to avoid smoking out the neighborhood. Bill Otto ...Read More

Jefferson City, MO - Advocates have won a 10-year battle to get the term "mental retardation" out of the name of a state agency. Now they say they're turning to the next battle - encouraging the use of respectful language in all Missouri laws. Governor Matt Blunt recently signed an order changing ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM - The election of Barack Obama has inspired youth across New Mexico and across America to get involved in their communities and in politics. Now, community leaders are looking for ways to build on that inspiration to bridge the generational gap. Robby Rodriguez directs the Southwe ...Read More

Chicago, IL - As Illinois struggles with its $1.4 billion budget gap, a new poll suggests a possible solution. The survey by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute finds that 66 percent of respondents favor a progressive income tax in Illinois, to replace the present flat tax. The executive direct ...Read More

Tucson, AZ – A Tucson after-school tutoring program aimed at low-income nine-to-twelve-year-olds has unexpectedly found itself attracting African refugee children. Susie Elliott, program manager of the Lutheran Church-run ASPIRE program, says the African kids arrive in the U.S. with English s ...Read More

Jamestown, ND – When the new administration takes over, there probably won't be big farm policy changes, according to the view of Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union. Carlson expects the most noticeable reforms will be in U.S. trade policy, which he anticipates will b ...Read More

Concord, NH – Modern-day slavery is alive and well in New Hampshire, according to a new legislative commission report that looks at human trafficking for sexual or labor exploitation. Jennifer Durant with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a member of the Sta ...Read More

Nashville, TN – For some 1,000 Tennesseans and their families, the economic crisis is hitting home. The Tenncare Bureau is cutting in-home health care to people with serious disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, and quadriplegia. A lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf ...Read More

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