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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 


Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.


2020Talks - October 1, 2020 


Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says it plans to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Archive: December 3, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A leading youth advocate says Kentucky has to find ways to get its young people educated and working, or the state will be left with a "lasting generation" of vulnerable adults who will "haunt communities." Terry Brooks is sounding the alarm as a new national report shows that 6.5 ...Read More

PHOTO: The Black Thunder coal mine is located in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. Photo courtesy of Ecoflight.

SPOKANE, Wash. - A packed house is expected Tuesday at the Spokane County Fairgrounds for a hearing about a coal terminal planned for western Washington, near Bellingham. Some concerned citizens coming to add their comments do not live anywhere near the terminal, or even in Washington, including mem ...Read More

Blue Cross Blue Shield restructuring could impact premiums for people over 50. Courtesy: AARP Michigan

LANSING, Mich. - When state lawmakers take up legislation that restructures Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan this week, older Michiganders may want to pay attention. AARP's analysis of the bills finds them raising Medicare supplemental insurance premiums by nearly $900 per year and cutting out ra ...Read More

PHOTO: Sherrie Tussler

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Even though our Wisconsin winter is off to another mild start, it gets plenty cold at night. For people who sometimes have to choose between paying for heat or paying for food, winter is a very tough time of year. Congress is considering billions of dollars in cuts to a part of the ...Read More

The federal deficit is projected to decline rapidly by 2016. Graph from Wikipedia, based on federal figures.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Three West Virginia bishops are pressing the state's politicians to protect poor and working families during the big budget fight in Washington. At a meeting scheduled this morning with Sen. Joe Manchin, the Methodist, Catholic and Lutheran bishops will be joined by advocates and ...Read More

PHOTO: Picture of Morrow County injection well. Courtesy Donna Carver.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" spreads throughout the Buckeye State, so do questions about its affects on health. The process involves using water and sand mixed with chemicals to fracture shale formations and unlock reservoirs of oil and gas. The president of the Greene Co ...Read More

GRAPHIC: As the dust settles around the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, questions remain about the real impact the merger will have on consumers.

RALEIGH, N.C. - As the dust settles around the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, questions remain about the real impact the merger will have on consumers. The merger makes Duke the second-largest electric utility in the world. Duke Energy and the state reached a settlement days ago, but John Run ...Read More

PHOTO: Many struggling Americans face an impossible choice between paying for food or paying for energy.

BOSTON - Many struggling Americans face an impossible choice between paying for food or paying for energy, and some in Washington are considering making it harder, according to anti-hunger advocates. Through "Heat and Eat" policies, many states, including Massachusetts, coordinate SNAP (food stamps) ...Read More

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