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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: February 10, 2009

Madison, WI - It all started with a planned trip to the wilds of Minnesota and a friend who might have been left behind. Student inventor Andrew Burton began thinking about designing a canoe that could be operated by someone who had only one functional hand. Burton has entered his creation in the U ...Read More

Pierre, SD – A potential tax break on supper is making its way through the South Dakota Legislature. A new proposal would would end the state sales tax on many food items, using what is known as a tax shift. Senator Pam Merchant (D-Brookings) has joined with Representative Joni Cutler (R-Sioux ...Read More

Many Michigan workers haven't gotten pay raises, or have seen their hours cut back; perhaps they've even been laid off, all of which make it difficult to meet household budgets. However, lower-income families can put hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars into their piggy banks by making sure they ...Read More

Jefferson City, MO - Missouri's energy debate is about to go nuclear. Today, lawmakers wrangle over Senate Bill 228, which would overturn a 1976 law that keeps utilities from charging customers for a power plant that is not yet built. The debate has been triggered by St. Louis-based AmerenUE's appli ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – The future of endangered Mexican gray wolves along the Arizona-New Mexico border rests with just two surviving breeding pairs, a number far below the 18 pairs wildlife biologists had hoped for by now. Dave Holoway, president of the White Mountain Conservation League, says somethi ...Read More

Richmond, VA - Virginia lawmakers' struggle to balance the state budget is a task made seemingly impossible by the ongoing freefall in the U.S. economy. The state faces a $3.2 billion shortfall, an amount expected to increase when January revenue numbers are tallied. Michael Cassidy, executive dire ...Read More

It just makes sense to use caution when selecting someone to help with your income tax preparation. However, some advise being especially wary of preparers who offer "Refund Anticipation Loans" (RALs) during income tax season. That's because, in some cases, these "instant" refunds are really loans w ...Read More

Olympia, WA – The words 'streamlining' and 'government' don't usually go together, but Governor Chris Gregoire says there are plenty of ways the state can save money as it does business. On Monday, she announced a push for "government reform," citing savings of $15 million over two years by co ...Read More

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