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PNS Daily News - October 26, 2020 


Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court moves toward a final vote; judicial appointments issue looms in the election; and five COVID-19 infections confirmed within VP Mike Pence's inner circle.


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Youth voter turnout has been high in early voting. And presidential candidates court swing-state voters in the last days until November 3.

Archive: January 9, 2009

Albuquerque, NM - Children are being born into poverty at a staggering rate in New Mexico – and with the current economic downturn, the situation is expected to worsen. The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) has released a new report that chronicles "The State of America's Children." It includes f ...Read More

Denver, CO – It's an equation that seems out of balance. The cost of childcare for working parents in Colorado is rising - while, at the same time, younger students are falling behind in school and early education levels are far below average. A new report from the Children's Defense Fund con ...Read More

Pullman, WA – While Governor Gregoire was in Iraq this week, meeting with some of Washington's 2500 National Guard troops stationed in Iraq, a group here at home has been helping the soldiers' children. The idea is to fill some big gaps for military families who often struggle, financially an ...Read More

Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota barely stays in the top ten among states with the lowest teen birth rates. A new study of federal health information shows the state slipped from seventh to tenth in the rate of births to teenaged girls. Brigid Riley, director of the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - Oregon has a big stake in the massive "Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009" - five potential new wilderness areas - and they could take a crucial step forward this weekend. They're part of a package of more than 150 public land and energy bills left over from the last Congr ...Read More

Frankfort, KY – Seventy cents more per pack is fine, $1 more is better. That's what more than two-thirds of voters say in a new poll from Kentucky ACTION on raising the state cigarette tax. Sheila Schuster, executive director of the Advocacy Action Network, one of the health groups that spon ...Read More

The publication Education Week has ranked Florida schools tenth in the nation on its annual report card, up from 31st just three years ago. The newspaper gives the state a "B-minus" overall, with high marks for setting standards, testing, and teacher qualifications. Mark Pudlow, spokesperson for ...Read More

Lansing, MI - More than $3 billion is expected to come to cash-strapped Michigan to help the state budget, bolster the social safety net, and make infrastructure improvements to roads, bridges and schools. It's part of President-elect Barack Obama's proposed $775 billion economic stimulus package. ...Read More

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