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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 

President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.

2020Talks - October 23, 2020 

The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Archive: May 3, 2013

PHOTO: More Experience Corps volunteers will be in Maryland schools. Photo credit: AARP Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Retirees in Maryland are coming to the rescue of struggling students. AARP's Experience Corps announced this week it's expanding its programs in 25 Baltimore schools, after getting funding help from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Bill Romani, director of Experience Corps B ...Read More


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The timing might not have been intentional, but May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month – and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started it off with a major announcement. The agency will allow a form of women's emergency contraception, Plan B One-Step, to ...Read More

PHOTO: Some pesticides affect a salmon's sense of smell, making it hard for them to migrate back to their

SEATTLE – The Environmental Protect Agency is being urged to do a better job of considering the effects that pesticides have on endangered fish and wildlife. The EPA is responsible for approving pesticides for use. A National Academy of Sciences expert panel released a report this week that ...Read More

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has announced that the state will expand the state's Medicaid program, an option under the 2010 healthcare reform law. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia will expand its Medicaid program, an option under the 2010 healthcare reform. Tomblin says expanding the program to cover families up to one and a third times the poverty level will cover more than 90,000 of the state's working poo ...Read More

PHOTO: Dryden, NYís mostly rural landscape can be protected from oil and gas drilling and fracking by local land use ordinances, according to a ruling by a NY Appeals Court Thursday. Courtesy Town of Dryden.

ALBANY, N.Y. – A New York Appeals Court has ruled in favor of two upstate towns, Dryden and Middlefield, saying a lower court was right in upholding bans the towns placed on fracking – or the fracturing of underground shale rock to extract natural gas. Dryden passed a zoning ordinance ...Read More

Apple trees are starting to blossom at a community garden in Lansing. The Local Farmers, Food and Jobs Act would help small farms get surplus produce to food banks and farmer's markets. Photo credit, Rob South.

LANSING, Mich. – Increasing interest in locally grown food is boosting agriculture's rating as Michigan's second largest economic driver. And farmers would get more help in growing, marketing and delivering food under a pair of bills in Congress. The Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act would ...Read More

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