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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: February 21, 2014

PHOTO: A coalition of citizens and environmental groups is launching a

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Concerned citizens in Minnesota are urging the fast good giant McDonald's to follow through on a promise to reduce pesticide use in the production of potatoes used to make its French fries. Under pressure from shareholders, McDonald's laid out a plan in 2009 for reduced pes ...Read More

PHOTO: California egg producers have less than a year to comply with the voter-approved Proposition 2. The new law requires that egg-laying hens and certain other farm animals have enough room to turn around and extend their limbs, but animal-rights advocates say the majority of egg producers have yet to begin the conversion. Photo: royalty free stock photo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California will be rolling out new rules for cage-free egg production in less than a year, but some animal rights advocates worry egg producers aren't moving fast enough to comply with the new law. Voters approved Proposition 2 in 2008, giving California farmers more than ...Read More

PHOTO: The cost of college continues to outpace the rate of inflation, but Hoosiers do have options that can make a post-secondary education more affordable. Photo Credit: ISU.

INDIANAPOLIS – Paying for college can seem overwhelming with the cost of a post-secondary education increasing faster than inflation. This weekend, college-bound Hoosiers can learn more about how they can make it more affordable. Financial aid experts at dozens of sites will be available d ...Read More

PHOTO: Young women in Missouri and across the nation have been taking the message on the federal health-care website seriously, with one in three new enrollees in health-care plans through the Affordable Care Act in January younger than age 35. Image courtesy of

ST. LOUIS – After a slow start because of website issues, new data from the federal government show enrollment in health care plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces is taking off, particularly when it comes to young women. Laura Burbank, lead-certified application counselor and or ...Read More

PHOTO: State Rep. Mandy Wright (D-Wausau) says Wisconsin's rural school districts are on the cusp of a financial and recruiting crisis. Photo courtesy Rep. Wright's office.

MADISON, Wis. – Before she was a state legislator, Rep. Mandy Wright of Wausau was a teacher, and she serves on the Assembly Education Committee. Wright has talked to hundreds of educators from the state's rural school districts, and says they've told her there is a significant problem in re ...Read More

PHOTO: A hog farm in Owensboro was the site of an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States alleging mistreatment of animals. Photo courtesy HSUS.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) claims its undercover investigation of a factory farm in Kentucky shows how the pork industry is still in the dark ages. Paul Shapiro, the society’s vice president of farm animal protection, says the recent investigation a ...Read More

NEW YORK – It's no secret that comprehensive immigration reform is seriously stalled in the U.S. House, but reform supporters are pinning their hopes on a meeting tonight with a key New York Republican. Rep. Peter King is holding the roundtable discussion with members of the Long Island immig ...Read More

Groups want Philadelphia to end its agreement with federal agents to detain arrested immigrants who would otherwise be freed on bail. Photo courtesy of

PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Michael Nutter is preparing to sign an order pulling back on an agreement to let undocumented immigrants who are arrested in the city be detained by federal agents. Still, immigration advocates say it doesn't go far enough. Nutter’s expected action on Immigration ...Read More

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