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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: June 12, 2009

Chicago – With growing disparities in drug sentences according to race, some experts say Illinois needs a new direction in drug policy. A conference in Chicago today will examine ways to make it happen. Despite the fact that the rates of illicit drug use vary little by ethnicity, many studies ...Read More

Nashville, TN – Tennessee's largest union representing education professionals is urging lawmakers not to cut funding to the state's classrooms as they work to trim the budget. The Tennessee Education Association (TEA) says it is working to avoid cuts in spending on pre-kindergarten programs a ...Read More

Albany, NY — With control of the state Senate in question, action on key issues such as worker rights, tenant rights, and control of city schools hangs in the balance. Passage of these measures could depend on which party ends up in control next week and how much longer the leadership fight dr ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Analog television signals end for good today, and people who want to watch TV with an over-the-air signal need either to have a newer digital television in place, or a converter box hooked up to their older TV. Roughly 16 percent of Iowans get their TV reception with an over-t ...Read More

Olympia, WA - The jobs of full-time faculty members at some Washington colleges are no longer necessarily protected by their union contracts. An emergency law, passed almost 30 years ago, was invoked this week by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. It declares a "financial emergenc ...Read More

Helena, MT – Tobacco products may soon include a complete list of ingredients, and tobacco manufacturers would no longer be allowed to sell candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes. Congress approved those and other changes in a proposed tobacco product control law Thursday. President Obama has pr ...Read More

New Orleans, LA - Conservation leaders from across the country are in New Orleans to push for the restoration of iconic U.S. waters, including the Great Lakes. Protection of the nation's waterways from threats such as global warming and invasive species will benefit the country’s economy and e ...Read More

Bismarck, ND – Every summer, kids out of school start suffering from the "There’s Nothing to Do Syndrome," commonly called boredom. The remedy might just be a good book. Doug Scott, policy director for the Campaign for America’s Wilderness, has written a book for the whole family ...Read More

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