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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2020 

A new report sizes up swing states like Michigan; voters with disabilities face new obstacles in Election 2020.

2020Talks - October 21, 2020 

Democrats weigh boycotting the committee vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee; and concerns over mail slowdowns in 10 battleground states.

Archive: January 15, 2009

Lansing, MI - Kids Count in Michigan reports the state's continuing economic downward slide is pushing hundreds of thousands of children into poverty. Child poverty in Michigan has climbed by 40 percent, and the report concludes that nearly one of every four children under age five is living in pove ...Read More

New York, NY — Unemployment benefits are running out for tens of thousands of New Yorkers this week, leaving them scrambling to pay their bills. Most have been out of work for at least 11 months, according to Andrew Stettner, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project. And, because ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – National parks advocates are calling the current recession "an historic opportunity" to re-invest in what have been called "America's Wonderlands." They're hoping federal job-creation dollars will help reduce a massive, $9 billion parks maintenance backlog. Roads and parking lots ...Read More

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri is poised to get additional dollars so it can provide health insurance coverage to lower-income children. The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed the State Children's Health Insurance Program or S-CHIP, and the Senate is expected to act on the bill ...Read More

Missoula, MT – A gift of two million. That's how supporters view the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 package of bills expected to be approved in the U.S. Senate that outlines two million acres to be designated as wilderness. While no new Montana wilderness will be designated, wildla ...Read More

Madison, WI - As the upper Midwest suffers through snow and subzero temperatures this week, the extreme weather conditions have made life especially difficult for people with disabilities. This week, the wind-chill factors across Wisconsin dipped to 40 degrees below zero, as the snow piles up. Dee ...Read More

Portsmouth, NH – People living in the Portsmouth area have a new mission: preventing suicide. Clergy, local citizens, mental health professionals and law enforcement officers have joined together to create the Seacoast Suicide Prevention Coalition. Coalition coordinator Sarah Curtin says the ...Read More

Jackson, WY – Wolves are being touted as a success story under the Endangered Species Act, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that the animals will be removed from federal protection in Idaho and Montana. It won't happen in Wyoming, however, because federal officials say the state ...Read More

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