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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: January 30, 2014

PHOTO: The Denver Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in Super Bowl XLVIII, and doctors are urging parents to let the aggression play out on the field, and not in their homes. Photo courtesy of Microsoft Images.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Super Bowl Sunday is just days away and as excitement builds, doctors at one Missouri hospital are urging parents to find a way to cope with the strong emotions of the big game without taking it out on their children. Dr. Tanya Burrell, a child abuse pediatrician at Childr ...Read More

IMAGE: The Tennessee Department of Health has launched a new hotline to help support mothers who are breastfeeding, with lactation experts taking calls 24/7.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With a bounty of benefits for both babies and moms, Tennessee is launching a new effort to help support mothers who are breastfeeding. Those with questions can now call a free hotline staffed by lactation experts. The need is great, according to Michelle Devlin, area coordinator ...Read More

PHOTO: A group of koilocytes at the the bottom right is accompanied by two normal intermediate squamous cells at the top and left, in this photo of HPV-infected cells. Photo credit: Ed Uthman

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's a vaccine that doctors say helps prevent a number of cancers, but with low coverage rates in Minnesota, the state is launching a new effort to protect more young people from the human papillomavirus (HPV). Only about one-third of girls in Minnesota have received the full three ...Read More

A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows six out of ten Pennsylvania fourth-graders aren't reading proficiently.  Photo courtesy of

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Fourth-graders in Pennsylvania appear to be showing progress in reading skills, but not all students are benefiting. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that the percentage of fourth-grade students reading below proficiency levels dropped from 67 percent ...Read More

Photo: President Obama addresses the nation in the State of the Union Address. Courtesy:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - President Obama highlighted the importance of continuing his climate action plan in his State of the Union address, and his message has the support of 34 public officials from across North Carolina. Dan Besse, Southwest Ward Council Member for Winston-Salem, is a member of the ...Read More

PIERRE, S.D. - Several busloads of AARP members gathered in Pierre this week to watch the legislative session, and talk with their senators and representatives. Erik Nelson, associate state director of advocacy, AARP-South Dakota, said they have been working with Attorney General Marty Jackley and G ...Read More

Photo: President Obama talked up boosting the minimum wage at a Costco in Maryland Wednesday. NY Advocates are applauding his focus on income inequality. Credit: White House photo Pete Souza

NEW YORK – President Barack Obama talked up boosting the minimum wage during a multi-state road trip Wednesday, and local advocates are applauding his decision to put the issue of income inequality front and center. Gwen O'Shea, president and CEO of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Is ...Read More

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