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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: December 05, 2014

PHOTO: A new report from The Wilderness Society shares the secrets of collaboration success in Montana, including locally designed projects to benefit thousands of acres, such as in the Kootenai National Forest. Photo credit: U.S. Forest Service.

HELENA, Mont. - Weeds, fire risk, logging, recreation, mining. Locals can come up with solutions for all those issues on National Forest lands. A new report from The Wilderness Society takes a look at 15 collaborative groups around the state that have designed plans with input from businesses, cons ...Read More

PHOTO: The holiday season means Nevadans are seeing multiple pitches to donate to charities. It's a good idea to do some research before hitting the

LAS VEGAS - Nevadans are being encouraged to be cautious when donating to nonprofits this holiday season. People should be doing some homework before making a donation and be wary of anyone asking for money over the phone or Internet or using high-pressure tactics, said Beverly Salhanick, an attorn ...Read More

PHOTO: The new state budget forecast is projecting a $1 billion surplus, and that has some Minnesota groups pushing for investments in areas such as early education and child care. Photo credit: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It appears Minnesota has fully regained its financial footing post-recession, with the latest state budget forecast projecting a surplus of $1 billion. The new estimate paints a vastly brighter picture than that of just three years ago, when the state was facing a deficit of more ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota families carry a higher cost burden for child care than families in most other states, according to a new report from Child Care Aware of America. Photo credit: Jackie/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is among the states where child care is least affordable, according to the latest research. The report from Child Care Aware of America ranks Minnesota with the fourth-highest burden in the nation when comparing the average cost against average income. However, Ann McCu ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds that one in seven Kentuckians relied on a food bank in the past year to help them put food in their pantry. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - How hungry is Kentucky? A new report from Feeding America finds that more than 3.5 million food distributions were made this year to more than 209,000 Kentucky households. That's one in every seven Kentuckians turning to a food bank for help. "We keep hearing that the Great Recessi ...Read More

PHOTO: A federal judge has ruled an Indiana abortion law unconstitutional, saying it unfairly treats abortion clinics differently from physician's offices, even if they prescribe the same medications. Photo credit: M. Connors/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Supporters of women's reproductive rights call it a victory, but the Indiana Attorney General's Office says it is reviewing a federal judge's ruling that an abortion law is unconstitutional. The law would have required abortion facilities that offer only nonsurgical abortions to meet ...Read More

MAP: The boom in natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has meant more than 70 million man-hours for workers building post-production infrastructure, such as pipelines and compressor stations in six states, including West Virginia, since 2008. Map by West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Marcellus boom has meant more than 70 million man-hours of work building support infrastructure in the past six years, according to a new report. The study looked at jobs not connected to the actual drilling of the wells in six states. Bob Bruno, a professor of labor and em ...Read More

PHOTO: Many Ohio colleges and universities are making bike-sharing and public transit options easier to access for students. Photo credit: cohdra/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The millennial generation is driving less often than older generations, and experts say colleges and universities in Ohio are stepping up to meet the demand for alternative transit options. Phineas Baxandall, a senior analyst for the Ohio Public Interest Research Group, said school ...Read More

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