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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: October 11, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Work is in progress this week on an innovative approach to outdoor education for North Carolina children. The Charlotte Nature Museum is the site of the first of a series of planned natural play areas with a mission to expose children to outdoor activities, as well as educate their ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Whether the ability to vote is a right or a privilege may depend on where you live. Across the country, a record number of new laws have passed that make voting more difficult - but not in Washington. A new report from New York University's Brennan Center for Justice shows that the ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the campaign season gets underway, many Tennessee voters may not be aware that a new law takes effect in January of 2012, requiring them to produce photo identification before they will be allowed to vote. It is part of a nationwide trend that some see as a crackdown on fraudul ...Read More

FALMOUTH, Maine - Practitioners at a clinic in Maine are allowing some patients to barter for their health care, and the experiment appears to be a success. More than 30 of the patients at the True North clinic in Falmouth are currently working off their medical payments through the Portland Hour E ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage begins earlier this year, and South Dakota seniors will have to adjust to that. The government moved up the sign-up date to allow more time to process the changes before they take effect on January 1. Sam ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new analysis finds that 70 percent of those who receive assistance through the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) are children, and half are age five or younger. MFIP is the state’s welfare reform program for low-income families with children. The analysis is includ ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hundreds of helping hands could be lost in Ohio. A budget bill on Capitol Hill would cut funding for people working mostly as volunteers, helping those who need help the most. A House Committee proposes eliminating programs such as AmeriCorps and VISTA, that are administered by the ...Read More

SAN JUAN, Texas - New Texas election laws are part of an "abrupt shift" away from decades of expanding voter participation nationwide, according to a new report. Fourteen states this year enacted 21 new measures that could make it "significantly harder" for more than five million eligible Americans ...Read More

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