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PNS Daily Newscast - October 28, 2020 

A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.

2020Talks - October 28, 2020 

The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Archive: March 9, 2009

Lyons, NE – The Center for Rural Affairs, a Midwest-based group that advocates for rural community development, says the most effective thing Congress and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack can do to strengthen rural communities and family farming is to stop subsidizing mega-farms. Farm paym ...Read More

Portland, OR – It has been a tough year for teachers in Oregon. If you know one who needs a boost, get out your video camera. The "Working Wonders" video contest is open to anyone who wants to produce a short profile - no more than three minutes long - of a favorite Oregon teacher, community c ...Read More

Salem, OR - Representatives of some national "good government" groups will be in Salem today for the first hearing on two bills that would tighten requirements for who gets government contracts and how they use the money. The Oregon legislation could be used by other states that are looking for ways ...Read More

Kansas City, MO - "Read Across America" week is almost over, but that doesn't mean the chapter should be closed. In fact, March is National Reading Month, and children across Missouri are cracking open books as part of it. Schools are planning contests and programs to encourage students to read, and ...Read More

Madison, WI - When it comes to colon cancer, some common myths are costing a lot of lives in Wisconsin and across the nation. Those myths include misconceptions about who may be at risk and who needs to be tested. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in Wisconsin, so ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – The recession has a lot of college-aged students and their parents reviewing their education choices, and for many a four-year out-of-state education may be not be the best option. A record number of students are choosing community colleges near home and Des Moine Area Communi ...Read More

Denver - They say it's a smart plan that puts the basic health of Colorado women and families back where it should be. Public health and family planning groups in the state have pored over President Obama's proposed budget, and give it a thumbs up for major funding increases for sex education, basic ...Read More

Santa Fe, NM - They worry they might be asked to shoulder the burden of the state's budget woes. That's the message from New Mexico public school teachers in response to a bill (HB 854) in the budget package now being hammered out in Santa Fe. The measure would require teachers to pay an extra 1.5 p ...Read More

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