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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 

President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.

2020Talks - September 24, 2020 

A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Archive: June 18, 2014

PHOTO: The new attention same-sex marriage is receiving is one reason more legal action is seen on the issue of workplace protections for LGBT employees. Photo credit: innovatedcaptures/

OLYMPIA, Wash. - President Obama's upcoming executive order protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender against discrimination as federal contract workers is the latest chapter in an area of law that is evolving along with public opinion. Washington was one of the first states ...Read More

PHOTO: Trip organizer Scott Fraser, right, uses kayaking to help veterans and others living with disabilities or cognitive challenges regain independence and enhance their lives. Photo credit: Highland River Adventures, Vineyard Production.

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. - Paddling with a purpose is the theme of "A Grand Adventure," a group trek on Michigan's largest inland waterway aimed at raising money and awareness to create the first universally accessible water trail in Michigan. Event coordinator Scott Fraser, who owns an adaptive paddlin ...Read More

PHOTO: Wisconsin is still too dependent on burning coal for electricity, according to the state's largest environmental group, which says at least there's progress being made on more renewable resources. (Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Watch)

MADISON, Wis. - There is mixed news regarding Wisconsin's future energy priorities, according to an official of the state's largest environmental organization. The good news is that the state's utilities have hit their renewable-energy target two years ahead of schedule, said Keith Reopelle, senior ...Read More

PHOTO: Nearly 90 percent of Ohio third-graders this year managed to master the reading skills they need to be promoted to the fourth grade. Photo credit: Rich Mullins/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The majority of students - more than 110,000 - passed Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee this year, state leaders say. The preliminary reading scores on the Ohio Achievement Test indicate that 88 percent of third-graders earned scores high enough to be promoted to fourth grade, u ...Read More

PHOTO: A class-action settlement requires the owners of an industrial waste facility in Elkhart to cease operations and clean up the site within five years. Photo credit: Hoosier Environmental Council.

INDIANAPOLIS - A 14-year struggle to protect an Indiana community from a polluting waste dump is coming to an end. A federal judge has approved a final class-action settlement requiring Soil Solutions Co. to cease operations of its waste facility in Elkhart. Nearby residents have been exposed to da ...Read More

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