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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


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A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Archive: November 9, 2012

PHOTO: An estimated 49 percent of working Americans will also be caring for aging relatives within five years. Courtesy of AARP.

MEDFORD, Ore. - It's National Family Caregivers Month, and within five years, about half of all Americans in the workforce will have a second, unpaid job caring for an aging relative, according to AARP. One option for assistance is an in-home caregiver. Rebecca Sandoval of Medford helps her home-c ...Read More

PHOTO: The Bureau of Land Management manages several parcels of land on the San Juan Islands, including three historic lighthouses. There's a proposal to designate these areas as a national monument. Photo credit: Inferno/FeaturePics.com

LOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. – Some Washington residents say they know one simple thing President Obama could do to boost their local economy. They want him to designate part of the San Juan Islands as a national monument – and they say they've been waiting patiently. Volunteers have helped the ...Read More

Photo: Volunteer calls Florida voters. Courtesy: Barack Obama Campaign

MIAMI - While the nation waits for Florida's complete election results, there is already an indication that Latinos played a large role in the number of votes received by President Obama in the Sunshine State. A survey released this week by impreMedia and Latino Decisions found that the economy re ...Read More

PHOTO: Coal activist Janet Keating is speaking at the Northern Plains Resource Council annual meeting.

BILLINGS, Mont. - A well-known coal activist from Appalachia will share her insights on fighting for public health and economic justice at the annual meeting of the Northern Plains Resource Council tomorrow (Saturday) in Billings. Janet Keating says West Virginia has paid a high price for years of ...Read More

PHOTO: Jerry Reed says efforts like the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention forge public-private partnerships that provide prevention strategies for people of all ages.  Courtesy SPRC

BEDFORD, N.H. – Mental health professionals say suicide is the second leading cause of death for young adults in New Hampshire, and they are gathering today (Friday) in Bedford for the 9th Annual State Suicide Prevention Conference to craft prevention strategies. Dr. Jerry Reed, director of ...Read More

Photo: Women campaign for health care. Courtesy: Planned Parenthood

RALEIGH, N.C. - The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is expected to continue with the re-election of President Barack Obama. With Democrats winning a stronger majority in the U.S. Senate, any challenges to Obamacare are not expected to be successful. That means Planned Parenthood and othe ...Read More

PHOTO: For rural Iowa getting Congress to make a decision on the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) is a top priority.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Now that the election is over, the lame duck session of Congress has a very small window of opportunity to deal with a long to-do list, including issues important to American farmers. Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, says conservation programs ...Read More

Lake Preston Community Health Care

LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – Whooping cough, or pertussis, is on the rise across the country. South Dakota reports 56 cases through October, an increase of 87 percent over last year. And it is much worse in neighboring Minnesota with more than 4,000 cases, and Iowa with more than 1,100. Melissa Cast ...Read More

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