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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: August 14, 2013

Lisa Lamkins of AARP-Wisconsin says it's wrong for politicians to raid Social Security funds to reduce the deficit.

MADISON, Wis. - Today is the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security - an extremely important program for a lot of Wisconsinites, according to Lisa Lamkins, AARP-Wisconsin advocacy director. "We have over 766,000 Wisconsinites over age 65 who get Social Security," she said, "and it keep ...Read More

PHOTO:  Help weatherizing your home is now being offered to low-income homeowners and renters in Kentucky.  The free program is designed to help you lower your utility bill.

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. - The calendar reads August, but someone wants you to think winter. Community Action Kentucky provides weatherization help to low-income families across the state. Wallace Rose, its weatherization director for five northeast Kentucky counties, said weatherizing your home can actu ...Read More

Advocates argue that a becoming same-gender-marriage friendly state could have a positive economic impact on Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As efforts continue to have Ohio join other states in legalizing same-sex marriage, there's more to consider than just the issue of equality, according to one analyst who suggests it would give the state's economy a needed boost. From the flowers to the caterer, many services, vend ...Read More

PHOTO: A first-of-its-kind pilot study has found that some garden plants sold as

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Home garden plants that are labeled as "bee friendly" in stores may actually harm and kill bees, according to a new first-of-its-kind pilot study. The testing found that more than half the garden plants purchased at retailers, including some in Minnesota, had been pretreated with ...Read More

LAS VEGAS - Homes left empty by the ongoing foreclosure crisis - and people who need them - are turning out to be easy prey for local scam artists. Consumer protection attorneys are advising would-be renters to do their homework. AnnaMarie Johnson, executive director at Nevada Legal Services, said ...Read More

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BISMARCK, N.D. - This is National Health Center Week, and community health centers across North Dakota and the nation are being recognized for the vital role they play when it comes to public health. Health outcomes improve when people get preventive care, said Linda Ross, chief executive of the Co ...Read More

PHOTO: A majority of older Americans count on Social Security for retirement income. AARP North Carolina says without it, 40% more older North Carolinians would be in poverty. Courtesy AARP NC.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Today marks the 78th anniversary of Social Security, and groups such as AARP North Carolina are using the occasion to remind people of the benefits it provides - and that the program is self-financed. Every month, 1.2 million older North Carolinians receive an average of $1,200 in S ...Read More

PHOTO: Marcus Robinson's claim under the Racial Justice Act will be heard this fall by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Courtesy NC Dept. of Corrections.

RALEIGH, N.C. - People from across the nation are stepping up to support North Carolina's first death row inmate to have his sentence converted to life in prison without parole under the state's Racial Justice Act. Marcus Robinson was successful in proving race was a factor in his case last year, b ...Read More

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