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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2020 

A new report sizes up swing states like Michigan; voters with disabilities face new obstacles in Election 2020.

2020Talks - October 21, 2020 

Democrats weigh boycotting the committee vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee; and concerns over mail slowdowns in 10 battleground states.

Archive: March 22, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine - "What you've always wanted to know about Social Security but weren't sure who to ask" will be addressed today in Maine by an expert on the subject. Nancy Altman, author and co-director of the national coalition, Social Security Works, will be speaking at an event designed to separa ...Read More

LYONS, Neb. - This week marks one year since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. In its first year, some reforms were put into place immediately, but according to a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs, the heart of the national health care law, the state heal ...Read More

NEW YORK - Little time remains until Congress must come up with a budget, and right now children's programs all across New York could be on the chopping block. U.S. House Republicans are pushing for $51 billion in cuts, with as much as one billion coming from just one program - Head Start. Debrah G ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo says his proposed cut of $1.5 billion in education spending can be softened if school districts trim expenditures and cut back superintendents' salaries. The Senate and the Assembly have put forth budgets that would restore some of the cuts. Faculty members from ...Read More

HOUSTON, Texas - A series of rallies against sweeping Texas state budget cuts starts today in Houston. While Governor Rick Perry reversed himself last week on tapping the state's 9.4 billion dollar "rainy day" reserve - allowing a third of the fund to be used to ease this year's crunch - he insisted ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The view of the road will be a bit different for some of Ohio's children if their parents follow new guidelines for car seat use. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until they're at least two years old, instead of ...Read More

DENVER - The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will likely vote this week on energy savings goals proposed by power company Xcel Energy for the next eight years. Xcel's plan would cut energy production and consumption by just seven percent. But the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) thin ...Read More

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