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PNS Daily Newscast - October 29, 2020 

Trump supporters left to battle frigid temperatures in Omaha; absentee ballots surge in Tennessee.

2020Talks - October 29, 2020 

The Supreme Court blocks North Carolina and Pennsylvania Republicans from requiring ballots to be delivered by Election Day. And a Texas court is requiring masks at polling places.

Archive: April 3, 2009

Pierre, SD – The state’s largest teacher union is expressing appreciation to state lawmakers who, despite a weak economy, were able to restore education funding this year. The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) was aware going into this year’s legislative session that econom ...Read More

Olympia, WA - On the heels of a 62-cent-per-pack federal tobacco tax hike that went into effect Wednesday, the Washington Legislature might raise it another dollar. The coalition suggesting the increase says it would raise more than enough money to cover smoking cessation and prevention programs, wi ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA – Life complications brought on by the recession are causing more Pennsylvanians to seek state-funded legal assistance. The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) reports an increase in clients needing help with a range of economy-related issues, including home foreclosures, case ...Read More

Boston, MA – School is in session this weekend for some Massachusetts teachers. Members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association from around the Bay state will gather at the Crowne Plaza in Natick tonight to kick off a two-day series of workshops and lectures to discuss important issues facin ...Read More

Salem, OR - American consumers of tobacco might want to quit the habit in the wake of several new anti-smoking measures. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, bringing Congress a step closer to federal Food and Drug Administratio ...Read More

Lansing, MI - Mental health professionals are beginning a new education campaign against smoking. New information from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, and other mental health advocacy and education organizations, shows people with mental illnesses account for nearly half of all the smoking- ...Read More

Berea, KY – Money really can grow on trees in Kentucky. It’s a new way of thinking about the state’s vast forestlands, most of which are privately owned. Landowners are learning they can be paid to leave big, healthy trees standing so they can absorb carbon pollution from the air, ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – A new report says only four states are enrolling food stamp recipients at a faster rate than Arizona. The state's enrollment is up nearly 26 percent from a year earlier and although more Arizonans are seeking help, the enrollment statistic is considered a good one, according to s ...Read More

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