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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: March 11, 2013

Sue Swan of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin knows what it's like to race up the stairs of the tallest building in Wisconsin - for a good cause.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Imagine racing up 94 flights of stairs - and then imagine doing it while carrying 70 pounds of equipment. That's what hundreds of firefighters from all over Wisconsin will be doing on March 23 in the Anthem Firefighter Challenge at the tallest building in the state, the U.S. Bank C ...Read More

PHOTO: Pulse oximetry is a simple, inexpensive test of a newborn's heart function  but it isn't always performed on infants in Arkansas. Courtesy of

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A medical test for the state's tiniest residents is a big topic this week for an Arkansas House committee. A pulse oximeter is a simple screening device attached to a baby's hand or foot that can detect heart function problems in the first days of life. Legislation would make it ...Read More

Picture of Otero Mesa<br />Courtesy of: Matt Skroch<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - Plans to change the drilling rules on Otero Mesa are raising concerns about the potential impact on an important aquifer. Until now, Otero Mesa has been protected from the waste left from natural gas drilling, thanks to an executive order from former Gov. Bill Richardson that called ...Read More

PHOTO: A black bear exiting a wildlife bridge on Highway 93 near Evano, Mont.

HELENA, Mont. - Building bridges to protect wildlife and people: That's the focus of a meeting in Helena this week that is to start mapping out areas that might be good for wildlife overpasses or underpasses, to reduce highway collisions that harm both people and animals. According to Bill Hallina ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - Imagine you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse, and you have a court order against your abuser. You feel unsafe in your home and want to move - to be out of harm's way. Now, imagine your landlord will not let you out of your lease and you are being sued for rent, even though ...Read More

Heavy equipment used to dredge contaminated sediments from Waukegan Harbor. Courtesy of: Illinois EPA

CHICAGO - Great Lakes advocates from Illinois and seven other states are just back from Washington, where they've been trying to convince Congress that automatic budget cuts will hurt the Lakes. Cleaning up the Great Lakes is a huge project that is taking many years. Federal dollars are paying for ...Read More

PHOTO: From March to September, water samples taken throughout the state will help determine how much pesticide spray ends up in streams. Photo credit: Ron Nichols, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Starting this month, water samples will be scooped out of streams every week around the state to test for the presence of farm chemicals potentially harmful to fish and people. It's a joint project of the Washington State Departments of Agriculture and Ecology. The last few years of ...Read More

WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referral, breast feeding support to women and babies.  Courtesy of:

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - As the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts begin to take effect, family advocate groups warn that those cuts will tear a wider hole in the safety net for low-income women in Missouri and around the nation. The Center on Budget Policy and Priorities estimated that nearly 750,000 wom ...Read More

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