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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 

President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.

2020Talks - October 23, 2020 

The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Archive: October 3, 2011

REDMOND, Ore. - Arrows shot by the 2011 Legislature are hitting their marks this week, as more budget cuts went into effect October 1. Among them are stricter requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and reductions in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for people with disabili ...Read More

BOSTON - The Massachusetts health care reform law is being credited for giving the state the highest percentage in the nation of people who carry health insurance. The recently released U.S. Census American Community Survey shows that 96 percent of all residents in the Commonwealth had health insura ...Read More

PORTLAND, Maine - About 10 percent of the people in Maine have no health care coverage, according to the new American Community Survey. The report, based on U.S. Census data, shows that 89 percent of residents and 96 percent of children in Maine had health insurance coverage in 2010. Victoria Bonn ...Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Will the proverbial fox be guarding the hen house in Illinois? One of the next steps for the Affordable Care Act in Illinois is setting up the Health Benefit Exchange that will help about 1 million uninsured residents and small businesses get coverage. This week, a legislative co ...Read More

BELLE GLADE, Fla. - A battle being waged in the ethanol industry pits sugar against corn, and it reaches from Florida to the Midwest to Latin America. Florida is at the center of this "energy war," and this investigative report by Les Coleman examines the history, business and political links betwee ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The minimum wage in Washington state goes up 37 cents on Jan. 1, to $9.04 an hour. Washington is one of only 10 states that ensure by law that their minimum wage keeps up with inflation, which was calculated at just over 4 percent this year. Whenever there's a minimum wage hike, s ...Read More

INDIANAPOLIS - Bullies victimize, but they are most often victims themselves. Anger-management counselor Brian Myers says bullies need to be better understood. Myers is speaking this week at the convention of the Indiana chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). "We often treat ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - As the congressional "super committee" members ponder what to cut from the federal budget, advocates ranging from a Nobel Prize-winning economist to a New York Internet-startup CEO are urging them to spare funding for early childhood development. The economist, James Heckman, has wr ...Read More

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