PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 

Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

Daily Newscasts

Archive: October 31, 2012

PHOTO:  It's World Savings Day – and for some, trying to save money may be scarier than the prospect of Halloween tricks.

BEND, Ore. - The prospect of setting money aside is worse than a Halloween nightmare for people who already are living paycheck to paycheck. However, the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative helps those who are saving for a purpose - from small business needs to a home or an educa ...Read More

Photo: Map of WNS occurances. Courtesy of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. – The cold snap doesn't make North Carolina bats any happier than it does trick-or-treaters. The dropping temperatures will force many species of bats into their caves for the winter – and, this year, they have something to fear. White Nose Syndrome has spread to North ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohioans are being inundated with messages and signs claiming that a so-called “War on Coal” is killing jobs in coal country. But some are calling the campaign’s bluff.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In the final push of the presidential election, many Ohioans are being inundated with messages and signs claiming that a so-called "War on Coal" is killing jobs in coal country. But some groups - including the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as some indivi ...Read More

PHOTO: Record or near-record turnouts are being reported in some of Texas' largest counties for early voting.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Record or near-record turnouts are being reported in some of Texas' largest counties for early voting, in advance of the Nov. 6 election. This is the final week for early voting in Texas, and poll-watchers who are doing their part to ensure the process is fair say voting early is a ...Read More

PHOTO: Children's risk of being hit by a car on Halloween is double that of any other time of year. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Ghosts, goblins and zombies aren't the scariest things for Wyoming children this Halloween. Neither is the remote possibility that candy is poisoned. According to an analysis from State Farm Insurance, the biggest safety risk for youngsters is being hit by a car. Children are twic ...Read More

PHOTO: Poor eating habits can place you at risk for heart disease and stroke, so a South Dakota organization is trying to tackle that problem with cooking demonstrations. Image by Franco Giovanella.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - National Eating Healthy Day is Nov. 7, and to help celebrate, the American Heart Association of South Dakota is holding two cooking demonstrations. Chrissy Meyers, a spokeswoman for the association, says many Americans don't eat as well as they should. "We know that poor eating ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesotans will vote on two amendments to the state constitution next week.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As Minnesotans head to the polls next week to decide whether to require citizens to produce photo identification to vote, nearby North Dakota has erected very few hurdles to casting a ballot. In fact, its deputy secretary of state, Jim Silrum, says North Dakota voters don't ...Read More

PHOTO: Kingston Range Wilderness area. Photo credit: John Dittli

Halloween has special meaning for California's Death Valley, but it has nothing to do with ghosts and goblins. On this day nearly two decades ago, the California Desert Protection Act was signed into law. The act established Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks as well as Mojave National Pre ...Read More

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