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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: December 4, 2012

PHOTO:  Helpers needed for free tax preparation assistance in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's almost that time - tax time - and an initiative that provides free help with filing returns is looking for help. The program, which assists families making less than $50,000 a year, serves 79 Kentucky counties. Vickie Johnson is with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Associati ...Read More

PHOTO: As the nation edges closer to the so-called “fiscal cliff,” hundreds of thousands of Washington families could face tough choices, like whether to heat their homes or feed their families.

SEATTLE - As the nation edges closer to the so-called "fiscal cliff," hundreds of thousands of Washington families could face tough choices, such as whether to heat their homes or feed their families. Linda Stone, food and policy director for the Children's Alliance, says many of these Washington fa ...Read More

PHOTO: An analysis by the state and Teenwise Minnesota has found that girls in foster care are twice as likely to get pregnant as teens than though who have never been out of home. CREDIT:

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Minnesota girls in foster care are more than twice as likely to become pregnant as teenagers as girls who have never been in the foster-care system. Jill Farris, director of training and education at Teenwise Minnesota, says there are a variety of factors for the higher risk, such ...Read More

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

MISSOULA, Mont. - The wake-up call is early today for Montanans intending to give the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a piece of their mind. A bus was to load up in Billings at 4 a.m., picking up people along the way to the State Capitol for a rally - and then they travel to Spokane, Washington, where ...Read More

PHOTO: For 22,000 young Montanans, the pressure to get a job is high – but jobs are scarce.

MISSOULA, Mont. - Work experience is required to get a job, but you can't get that experience without a job. It's a tricky situation for Montana's teens and young adults, with a new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation showing that 22,000 Montanans ages 16 to 24 are not working, and ...Read More

PHOTO: 21% of Idahoans 16-24 aren't in school and aren't working. A new Annie E. Casey Foundation reports says it's one of the highest rates in the nation.

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is near the top of the list in a new KIDS COUNT report that looks at the number of teens and young adults who are "disconnected." They're disconnected in two ways: they're unemployed and they're not in school. Twenty-one percent of Idahoans ages 16 to 24 fit that profile, one of ...Read More

PHOTO: North Dakota is considering a plan to expand Medicaid eligibility in the state, which could allow for up to 30,000 more residents to be covered.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota is considering whether to expand the state's Medicaid program, as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. Among the supporters of such action is AARP of North Dakota. Associate State Director for Advocacy Josh Askvig says expanding the program would allow more of those ...Read More

The National Hunger Hotline connects people to food pantries and other programs.   Courtesy of USDA

SAGINAW, Mich. - "Fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington are threatening a program in Michigan that helps thousands of people get the nutrition they need and stay warm this winter. Proposed cuts to the "heat and eat" program mean thousands of people with disabilities and elders may have to make so ...Read More

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