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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


2020Talks - September 24, 2020 


A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Archive: August 4, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. - This week, five North Carolina inmates filed court motions arguing that race was a significant factor in their being sentenced to death row. If they are successful in proving discrimination, the inmates would be given life sentences without the possibility of parole, under the landma ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee parents of school-age children will get a little help balancing their budgets this weekend, as the 2010 Sales Tax Holiday lets consumers save state and local sales tax costs on select clothing, school and art supplies and computers. According to Sara Jo Houghland, commu ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky doesn't make the grade in several important efforts to combat cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN). It measures each state's progress in legislative policies on six specific issues, and shows Kentucky's wea ...Read More

BOSTON - The U.S. Senate could vote today on the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (F-MAP), legislation that includes $26 billion, part of which would reimburse states for Medicaid costs. Massachusetts' share of the money has already been factored into next year's state budget. Carolyn Villers ...Read More

PHOENIX - California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is about to top $100 million in campaign spending, most of it from her own personal fortune. The head of Arizona's publicly-financed system calls it "a mixed blessing" when someone spends that much on their own campaign. Todd Lang, executive ...Read More

DENVER - A bill introduced in the Senate on Tuesday by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) could strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) powers to recall potentially unsafe drugs. Bennet says the additional authority is essential to help the FDA ensure the quality of drugs, now that their acti ...Read More

NEW YORK - Arizona's controversial immigration law may dominate the news headlines, but recent immigration policy decisions made in Suffolk County have been headline-grabbers in New York. Now, the local lawmakers are getting report cards. The Long Island Wins legislative scorecard focuses on policy ...Read More

SEATTLE - A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday could give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater power to recall potentially unsafe prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Last year, there were more than 1,700 drug recalls, four times more than the previous year. Seattle att ...Read More

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