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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 

Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

2020Talks - September 30, 2020 

Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Archive: May 27, 2008

Durham, NH - More than 30,000 suicide deaths are reported across the country each year, and New Hampshire mental health advocates are reaching out to student journalists with recommendations for how to cover suicide-related stories safely. Professor Dave Howland at the University of New Hampshire i ...Read More

Richmond, VA - Hundreds of inmates in Virginia jails are subjected to sexual assault by guards every year. Patrick Owen Gee, a Fluvanna County corrections supervisor, was indicted last week on 30 counts of "carnal knowledge of an inmate," and women prisoners at the Pocahontas Correctional Unit in Ch ...Read More

Virginia Beach, VA - Another side-effect of soaring gas prices is the effect it's having on home care for seniors and people with disabilities. Lakeisha Branch, Virginia Beach, is a personal care attendant, and making the half-hour trip to her client's home, sometimes twice a day, is putting her in ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – Opponents of the Nuclear Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain say recent seismic activity is another good reason to drop the federal government's plan to store nuclear waste there. Nevada has been shaking lately, with earthquakes topping 6.0 on the Richter scale. This morning, ...Read More

Seattle, WA – With summer vacation starting for thousands of Washington kids, child development experts warn that boredom and "brain drain" are likely to set in within a few weeks if children don't stay active and engaged. Research shows they lose the equivalent of two to three months of learn ...Read More

Anaheim, CA - Next week, Californians will vote on the use of eminent domain, a government's power to take private property for public purposes. Two opposing ballot measures, Propositions 98 and 99, would restrict eminent domain in the state - but that's where the similarities end. Supporters of Pr ...Read More

Albany, NY – The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan–-and the money needed to fund them–-take center stage on Capitol Hill this week. The Senate overwhelmingly passed the war finance bill just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and now the House takes up the measure. The proposal pr ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – More moms are realizing the best start in life for their infants is 100 percent natural. According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 77 percent of babies born in 2005 and 2006 were breastfed at least some of the time ...Read More

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