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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: July 5, 2011

YAKIMA, Wash. - Fewer than one in 10 Washington kids from lower-income families takes advantage of free summer meals available in their area. The numbers are down almost 2 percent from last summer, a trend that concerns children's advocates. Claire Lane, food security manager with the nonprofit he ...Read More

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before you rush out the door on that family vacation, take some time to plan for the "what ifs?". Dr. Kenneth Wible with Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics advises putting together a travel first-aid kit stocked with adhesive strips, pain reliever and ointments for cuts and in ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - As the voracious Asian carp works its way north into the Great Lakes by way of the Chicago shipping canal, at least ten invasive species from the Lakes may be headed south to the Mississippi River Basin. An international group of scientists says that the potential for damage to ecos ...Read More

ORLANDO, Fla. - The massive budget cuts passed by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, and signed into law by Tea Party-backed Gov. Rick Scott, are coming home to roost in Florida's municipalities. Municipal leaders say their cities are being hit hard, with cuts in social services, public ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's the heart of the summer driving season, and Ohio drivers are feeling the pinch at the pump. To help ease the pain, many citizens and environmental groups are encouraging the Obama administration to increase the fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. A recent po ...Read More

BOSTON - Third-grade reading skills are becoming an education benchmark, in light of numerous studies that show proficiency at that point is linked to the likelihood of high school graduation. The superintendent of one of the largest school districts in the country recently signed a contract where ...Read More

PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - A small, rural area of southwestern Virginia was a launching pad in the 1990s for a then-newly-approved pain-relief drug, Oxycontin. According to locals, drug addiction and crime became rampant as a result. The town of Pennington Gap was populated mostly by coal miners and lo ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Penn. - A new federal bill being touted as a way to crack down on illegal immigration is being criticized by a union that says it could cripple the economy and undermine workers' rights, instead. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ represents more than 120,000 propert ...Read More

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