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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 


Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.


2020Talks - September 29, 2020 


Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Archive: September 12, 2012

PHOTO: Kristianna Gehant and family. Photo credit: Land Stewardship Project.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is seeing a surge in the number of people with no or little background in farming setting up operations. Nick Olson, an organic vegetable farmer near Litchfield who facilitates the Farm Beginnings Program for the Land Stewardship Project, says some who grew up on farms a ...Read More

PHOTO: Rob Romasco. COURTESY: AARP North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. - Experts from across the nation are converging on the Red River Valley this weekend to talk with locals about the future of Social Security and Medicare. National AARP President Rob Romasco will be among those speaking at http://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-nd-mn-summit-on-the-future-of- ...Read More

PHOTO: Joe Pedretti

SPRING VALLEY, Wis. - Much media attention has been given to the recent release of a Stanford University study that found little evidence of additional health benefits from organic foods. But other experts, including Joe Pedretti, an organic-education specialist at the Midwest Organic and Sustainabl ...Read More

PHOTO: Susannah Morgan will be the Oregon Food Bank's new CEO starting Nov. 5. Courtesy of Oregon Food Bank.

PORTLAND, Ore. - The woman who heads an Alaskan food bank has been named to the top position at the Oregon Food Bank. Susannah Morgan, executive director of the Food Bank of Alaska, says Oregon and Alaska have much in common - including growing numbers of households that aren't sure they'll have en ...Read More

PHOTO: Corn being harvested. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

WASHINGTON - About a dozen Montanans are in the nation's capital to try to light a spark under Congress about the Farm Bill. The current bill expires at the end of the month and, along with it, sections that not only address the nation's agricultural concerns but also conservation, research, energy ...Read More

Kenney Arocha and his son, Adriel, who successfully argued in 2009 for a religious exemption from the Needville school district dress code because Adriel's braids were an expression of his Native American faith. Courtesy ACLU of Texas.
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HOUSTON - Twelve years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark Texas religious-freedom case, a new report concludes that a surprising number of Texas school personnel continue to ignore long-settled law. The report by ACLU of Texas examines the current state of public school compliance wit ...Read More

PHOTO: Rep. David McKinley.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A group of West Virginia citizens is delivering a huge check today to U.S. Rep. David McKinley's Morgantown office - and it isn't a campaign donation. McKinley, R-W.Va., voted with other House Republicans to continue the tax cuts for the wealthy passed under President George W. ...Read More

PHOTO: Two Light Brown Apple Moths. Photo courtesy County of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

California's efforts to control the light brown apple moth will not include aerial spraying, although environmental groups say that restriction isn't enough. Erin Tobin, an attorney with Earthjustice, says there's very little evidence to prove the non-native species causes any real harm to agricult ...Read More

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