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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 

The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.

2020Talks - August 7, 2020 

The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Archive: October 7, 2014

PHOTO: The Restore the Vote coalition wants felons to be able to vote once they've been released from jail or prison, in order to give them a voice in the communities where they live and work while they're on probation. Photo credit: Steven Depolo/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As voters prepare to head to the polls next month, a campaign is underway to restore voting privileges for some 50,000 Minnesotans who have been in trouble with the law. Currently, those convicted of a felony are unable to regain their ability to vote until they are no longer on p ...Read More

PHOTO: Maryland schools in high-poverty areas are taking part in a new program that allows them to serve no-charge, nutritious breakfast and lunch to all students. Administrators report the program is running smoothly. Photo courtesy of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

SALISBURY, Md. - A new program offering breakfast and lunch in school at no charge is now in place for all public schools in Somerset County on the Eastern Shore, and in about a dozen schools in Washington County in the western portion of the state. According to the federal Community Eligibility Pr ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Several races in next month's midterm election are expected to be very close, and with many Michiganders expressing concerns about their financial futures, AARP Michigan has put together an online tool to help voters sort out where the candidates stand. Image courtesy of AARP Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. - From how to afford long-term care to financial security in retirement, Michigan voters have big questions for the candidates in next month's midterm election, and one nonpartisan organization wants to help connect them with the answers. AARP Michigan has just released its 2014 vote ...Read More

PHOTO: Recreation is just one economic driver that will pay off for Pennsylvania and other states in the Chesapeake Bay region if they stay on track with the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, according to a new report that tallies the economic value of cleaner water. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new analysis of the potential financial benefits of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint finds a measurable return, with cleaner water adding about $6 billion a year in value to Pennsylvania's economy. Similarly, the analysis notes if Pennsylvania opts to skip making improvement ...Read More

PHOTO: Marriage is now a reality for same-sex couples in Indiana after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up cases seeking to defend the ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - After years of work and many court battles, same-sex couples in Indiana are finally free to tie the knot. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review rulings in Indiana and four others states where federal courts struck down bans against gay marriage. Kyle Megrath, coordinat ...Read More

GRAPHIC: AARP Florida released its 2014 midterm election voting guide today, with positions from candidates in their own words. Graphic courtesy: AARP.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - With the barrage of campaign ads on the airwaves and in newspapers, it can be difficult to discern a candidate's position on issues like retirement savings, Social Security, and livable communities. Beginning Tuesday, Florida voters will have access to an online guide from AA ...Read More

PHOTO: Same-sex marriages are now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals from Wisconsin and four other states regarding the matter. Some Wisconsin county clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately following the decision. Photo courtesy of Michael Sears, One Wisconsin Now.

MADISON, Wis. - Same-sex marriage is now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal from Wisconsin and four other states on the issue. County clerks in several Wisconsin counties began issuing same-sex marriage licenses immediately after the decision was an ...Read More

PHOTO: Today's high-tech vehicles offer many enhanced features like navigation systems and back-up cameras, and safety experts encourage older Missourians to take a refresher course to make sure they know how to use the tools properly. Photo credit: Chrissie Klinger/Morguefile.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While many Missourians think of "driver's ed" as something for teenagers, experts say a refresher course makes good safety and financial sense for those who have had their driver's licenses for several decades. Mary Tillman, state coordinator of the AARP Missouri Driver Safety Pr ...Read More

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