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PNS Daily News - October 26, 2020 

Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court moves toward a final vote; judicial appointments issue looms in the election; and five COVID-19 infections confirmed within VP Mike Pence's inner circle.

2020Talks - October 26, 2020 

Youth voter turnout has been high in early voting. And presidential candidates court swing-state voters in the last days until November 3.

Archive: October 4, 2012

The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University, site of the second presidential debate. Courtesy Hofstra University

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The second of three presidential debates will be held Oct. 16 at Hofstra University on Long Island. It will be "town meeting" style, and the participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization. We asked a number of civic leaders, "If you could attend the debat ...Read More

PHOTO: GRID Alternatives volunteers with a solar panel installed on a house in California. Courtesy GRID Alternatives.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Some low-income Coloradans now have a way to, at least partially, opt out of the "grid" - thanks to solar panels. The panels were installed at twelve homes in Lakewood last week. They were provided through a partnership with the California non-profit GRID Alternatives, Wells Fargo ...Read More

Tahoe National Forest Courtesy: USFS
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Public land advocates are taking legal action to uphold a U.S. Forest Service plan that keeps motor vehicles out of sensitive natural areas in the Tahoe National Forest. The groups argue it is crucial to keep motor vehicles on the 2,000 miles of designated roads and trails in order to prevent furthe ...Read More

PHOTO: Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna (L) and Jay Inslee (R) faced off on Tues. night in Yakima, in their third of five debates. Photo courtesy of AARP Washington (a cosponsor of the debate).

SEATTLE - The first presidential debate has given people a look at where those candidates stand, but the men running for Washington State's highest office have already debated three times. AARP Washington has just released its Voters' Guide, which includes the gubernatorial candidates' views on issu ...Read More

PHOTO: SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is the new name of the USDA food stamp program.

CHELAN, Wash. - Food banks and other hunger-fighting groups in Washington are gearing up for another winter of record demand. Today and Friday they are meeting in Chelan to share ideas and learn more about how to advocate in Olympia and in Congress on behalf of themselves and their clients. Yvonne ...Read More

According to the CDC, about 24 people per minute are victims of some form of intimate partner violence  and one group in Virginia is working to reduce that number with a license plate campaign to raise awareness, and funds, for programs that educate young people.

RICHMOND, Va. - About 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). One group working hard to change that number is the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. It is kicking ...Read More

PHOTO: A large majority of Florida sportsmen support the restoration of the Gulf after the 2010 oil spill and that BP should foot the bill from fines from the Clean Water Act.  Corbis.  All Rights Reserved.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida sportsmen want the Gulf restored and believe B.P. should be held accountable for the 2010 Gulf oil disaster. A recently released poll from the National Wildlife Federation found that 81 percent of sportsmen share this opinion. Jay Liles with the Florida Wildlife Federat ...Read More

GRAPHIC:  National Breast Cancer Awareness logo

DES MOINES, Iowa - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most often-diagnosed cancer among women, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), which also lists early detection as key to boosting survival rates. Des Moines R.N. Christie Weatherly fo ...Read More

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