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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 27, 2014

PHOTO: Advocates for energy independence say the recent climate change report lends urgency to the soon-to-be-released new carbon emission standards on coal-fired power plants. Photo courtesy Sierra Club.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – On the heels of the latest warning about climate change in a National Climate Assessment report, the date is nearing for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue stricter standards on carbon emissions. The crackdown on pollution from existing coal-fired power plants ...Read More

PHOTO: Making health decisions means much more than choosing the right doctor, it also means knowing where to go for information. Separating fact from fiction will be one of the topics discussed around the state in the AARP Health Decisions Tour, which kicks off today. Photo courtesy of click/

LANSING, Mich. - When it comes to issues like navigating health care reform, Medicare, and long-term care, Michiganders have plenty of questions, which is why the experts from AARP Michigan are once again hitting the road for a series of discussions and informational meetings across the state. And ...Read More

PHOTO: Clean air is at stake, with new EPA rules regarding carbon pollution from power plants to be issued June 2. A researcher for the World Resources Institute says Wisconsin is positioned well to deal with the new rules. (Photo credit: Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will announce first-ever standards to curb carbon pollution from power plants, which it says are the source of 40 percent of carbon emissions in America. Rebecca Gasper, a research analyst with the Washington, D.C.-based World Reso ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Getting organic and sustainable foods from the field to the dinner table takes a lot of knowledge, effort and care, and Ohioans can get an inside look at how it all happens. This summer, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is sponsoring 15 tours and six workshops across th ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The symptoms of a stroke can be easily remembered with the acronym FAST. Courtesy American Heart Association of Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - National Stroke Awareness Month is quickly coming to a close, but it's hoped lessons learned about stroke treatment will last long beyond the end of May. Megan Hicks, quality improvement coordinator, Minnesota Stroke Registry Program, explains since brain damage can mount with eac ...Read More

PHOTO: President Obama's new tourism initiative is being welcomed in Virginia, which already benefits from foreign vacation cash. Photo credit: Bob Kuhns, National Park Service.

RICHMOND, Va. – Make it easier for foreign vacationers at international airports, and the boost in tourism is a direct cash import. That's the premise behind a new plan from President Obama. Diane Beschamps, president and CEO, Virginia Tourism Corporation, says the state is already a popular ...Read More

PHOTO: Rebecca Sandoval has occasionally brought her home-care clients to Salem to help convince the Legislature not to cut the hours of in-home services they receive. Photo courtesy of Sandoval.

SALEM, Ore. - Any Oregonian who needs in-home assistance with daily living and some medical needs will be able to use the Oregon Home Care Commission registry and referral system to help find it, when Senate Bill 1542 is signed into law on May 29. Until now, the list of trained and qualified home-ca ...Read More

PHOTO: Energy-efficiency is being touted as a simple and effective way for Colorado to meet EPA carbon pollution targets. Photo credit:

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new regulations to require carbon pollution controls at existing coal-fired power plants is expected in about a week. There have been warnings about costs that would be passed along to consumers, but a study from the American Council for an ...Read More

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