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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: May 11, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota became the 32nd state in the union, 153 years ago today. To honor Statehood Day, Minnesota's largest faith communities are calling on the public and elected officials to create a more just and compassionate budget solution. Brian Rusche, director of the Joint Religious L ...Read More

SEATTLE - If every dollar you invested prompted a $114 return, that would be a winner. A new study from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) says that's the payoff for communities when charitable foundations have made grants in four southern states. The South has seen its share ...Read More

SEATTLE - Staying home from a job when ill isn't always possible for the four-in-10 Seattle workers who have no paid sick leave. A new study looks at the benefits of a proposal to require employers to provide paid sick leave for all workers, including those in food service, retail and health care. ...Read More

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida teachers have organized hundreds of rallies and demonstrations to support teachers, public workers and students they claim are under attack by state lawmakers. The Florida Legislature cut budgets, increased class sizes and slashed salaries in an effort to bring a deficit in ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin farmers face a May 20 deadline to apply for federal money to help them transition to organic farming. Traci Bruckner, assistant director for rural policy programs at the Center for Rural Affairs, says $50 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Environ ...Read More

ROCKY HILL, Conn. - The state Department of Children and Families has fallen short on its pledge to boost the number of foster families, according to a new report. In fact, the numbers have decreased in the past two years. DCF had agreed to add 850 foster homes by 2010 in response to a court order, ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - The American Cancer Society is asking participants at some Relay for Life events around Michigan and the nation to sign up for a 20- to 30-year study. The study will track as many as 300,000 participants. The society funds many studies, but is conducting the long-term CPS-3 study i ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - A special delivery is showing up in mailboxes throughout Oregon and Clark County, Wash., this week. It's an empty plastic bag that has the potential to feed a family. The mission: Gather 2 million pounds of food in one day. The National Association of Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out H ...Read More

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