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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: May 16, 2014

PHOTO: Smallmouth bass are among the Michigan wildlife species at risk because of climate change, because fertilized eggs may not get enough dissolved oxygen in warmer waters, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

LANSING, Mich. – With Mother's Day behind us and Father's Day right around the corner, a new report finds it's a tough time to be a wildlife parent because of the impact of climate change on natural habitats and species. Felice Stadler, senior director for climate and energy with the Nationa ...Read More

PHOTO: Courtesy boat checks are being offered around Illinois Friday to ensure boaters are ready to have a safe season on the water. Photo credit: D. Harder/morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, safety leaders are offering some help for Illinois boaters to ensure they are ready to set sail safely this summer. Today, Illinois Conservation Police will be at locations throughout the state performing free boat checks. Spokesman Ch ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada women are encouraged to take steps to be healthier during National Women's Health Week. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – It's National Women's Health Week, which encourages women in Nevada and across the U.S., who may take better care of others than themselves, to take steps to live healthier lives. Dr. Kellie Donahue, a physician at Nevada Health Centers, says many women neglect their heal ...Read More

PHOTO: A Sierra Club report alleges this coal ash pond at the E.W. Brown Generating Station is contaminating surface and groundwater. Photo courtesy Alex DeSha, Sierra Club.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A coal-ash pond is leaking near the banks of Herrington Lake, a popular Kentucky recreation spot. The leak is causing a threat to public health, according to a new national report from the Sierra Club. The 126-acre, unlined pond – located just a quarter of a mile fr ...Read More

PHOTO: Reading to young children gives them the vocabulary skills they'll need when they start school, which has lifelong benefits. Photo credit: USGirl/iStockphoto

SEATTLE – It's more than a chance to pick up a couple of free books this weekend at the Seattle Center. At a First Book Resource Fair on Saturday, families can learn more about 20 local community groups, from the arts to social services. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Washington p ...Read More

PHOTO: New Mexico is the scene of the latest public-lands dispute after the Otero County Commission ordered the local sheriff to open gates inside Lincoln National Forest to allow cattle to drink from a spring. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A U.S. attorney is involved in a public lands dispute in Southern New Mexico after the Otero County Commission ordered the local sheriff to open a fence in Lincoln National Forest to allow cattle to water. Ranchers are claiming the U.S. Forest Service has restricted access t ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of Ohio educators are asking for all state imposed, high stakes decisions based on student test results in the implementation of Common Core to be halted in Ohio. Credit: Mary R. Vogt/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While many teachers and educators in Ohio support the new Common Core educational standards, others are voicing some concerns about implementation. Assessments based on Common Core are scheduled to take effect in the next school year. Columbus-area special education teache ...Read More

Photo credit: Madlyn/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Teen pregnancy rates are at historic lows, but rates in Indiana are not declining as fast as the national average. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Indiana has seen a 45 percent drop in teen pregnancy from 1991 to 2012, compared with ...Read More

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