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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Archive: October 25, 2012

PHOTO: Lauren Necochea, director of Idaho KIDS COUNT.

BOISE, Idaho - Merit pay is a hotly-debated issue for Idaho public school teachers. The idea, expressed in Proposition 2 on the November ballot, is to pay teachers bonuses if student test scores improve. Idaho KIDS COUNT issued a review today that looks at available research based on the results of ...Read More

PHOTO: Krista Stoot looks at a tarantula held by a park ranger while Julia Armstrong focuses camera at Aguirre Springs Campground. Photo credit: Eliza Kretzmann.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Sierra Club's Mission Outdoors program introduced the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region to New Mexico military families this month as part of its effort to offer them an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor treasures they have in their own backyard. Stacy Bare, director o ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina early voting has been open for a week now and many polling places report waits as long as two hours for people to cast their ballot.

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 800,000 North Carolinians have already voted in the upcoming November election through early voting and absentee ballots. That's 12 percent of registered voters. For many, heading to the polls seems more complicated this year, with changes in districts and the incorrect ass ...Read More

PHOTO: Research increasingly points to the harmful consequences of giving juvenile criminal offenders adult punishments.

AUSTIN, Texas –Several recent national and Texas studies warn that "tough on crime" attitudes are behind the times – and the science – when it comes to dealing with juveniles. Treating them as adults can traumatize them and harms their rehabilitation chances, according to Ian Kyse ...Read More

PHOTO: Picture of Mike Barnhart. Courtesy AARP Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and his Republican challenger, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, square off tonight in a live televised debate. AARP Ohio is sponsoring the event, and state president Mike Barnhart says it's a good opportunity for voters to hear the candidates explain wh ...Read More

PHOTO: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said during a senatorial debate that he opposed abortion  even in the cases of rape and incest.

INDIANAPOLIS – One in five Hoosier women reports being raped in her lifetime, according to statistics released last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that nearly 5 percent of rapes result in pregnancy. The iss ...Read More

PHOTO: When Minnesotans go to the polls on November 6th, they'll decide whether photo ID will be required for voting in future elections. CREDIT: Courtesy AARP Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The latest figure to enter the battle over the voter photo I.D. constitutional amendment is former Gov. Arne Carlson, who is now appearing in ads calling for Minnesotans to vote "no." Carlson says the requirement is unnecessary and comes with a price tag of $100 million - much of t ...Read More

PHOTO: The search is on for those select few in New Hampshire who actually get a kick out of preparing tax returns.

CONCORD, N.H. - The search is on for those select few in New Hampshire who actually get a kick out of preparing tax returns - especially if it gets Granite Starters a refund they need and deserve. Jan Nedelka is a Tax-Aide volunteer with AARP-New Hampshire who is leading the search for volunteers. ...Read More

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