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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 2, 2014

PHOTO: A national report shows that Kentucky is among the bottom 10 states when it comes to  post-recession progress on state funding for its public colleges and universities. Photo courtesy KCTCS.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It's summer break for many college students across Kentucky, but a national report says they are not getting a break from lagging state support for higher education. The report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says the state's post-recession investment in publ ...Read More

PHOTO: It's prime time to raft the Sauk River in northwestern Washington, and the town of Darrington is hoping people won't stay away in the aftermath of this year's deadly Oso mudslide. Photo courtesy Adventure Cascades.

DARRINGTON, Wash. – Before becoming widely known for the devastating Oso mudslide in March, Snohomish County was perhaps best known for its outdoor recreation. The conservation community is lending a hand to help restore that reputation. Nine Washington groups have created a colorful broch ...Read More

PHOTO: For 3 of 10 women age 65 and older, Social Security is their only income source, and it makes up more than half the income of 3 in 4 single retirees. Photo credit: Zimmytws/

SEATTLE – Free public forums this week in Bellingham and Seattle will cover the future of Social Security. For just over half of married couples and three-quarters of single people, Social Security makes up at least half of their retirement income. And it is the only income source for three ...Read More

Image: Rochester has the best sudden cardiac arrest survival rates in the nation and legislation has created two new programs aimed to help raise the rates statewide. Photo courtesy American Heart Association of Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As Minnesota recognizes CPR and AED Awareness Week, the state is on the path to saving more lives in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. Lawmakers this session passed a bill to set up a registry of public automated external defibrillators (AED) to alert their owners when mainten ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Some groups that have spent millions of dollars on political ads trying to influence Wisconsin elections, now don't want documents in the John Doe probes into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign to be seen by the public. Others say the public has the right to see documents relating to public officials' conduct. Image courtesy Common Cause.

MADISON, Wis. – Several watchdog groups, including the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, are asking a federal court to unseal more documents in the John Doe probe into Scott Walker's campaign for governor. Other groups, such as the Wisconsin Club for Growth, which has spent millions ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new report on Summer Nutrition Programs shows Massachusetts and many other states are doing a better job of helping children stay nourished and healthy when school’s out. Credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – A new ...Read More

PHOTO: Jon Gensler, who was a U.S. Army tank captain in Iraq, says he became concerned about climate change after seeing how America's energy policy was tied to the deaths of two West Point classmates there. Photo courtesy of Gensler.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Advisers to the armed forces are objecting to a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to stop the military from planning for climate change. The Department of Defense sees climate change as a serious threat to national security. Last month, however, the House added an amendm ...Read More

PHOTO: Hunger doesn't take a summer break, and federal officials hope to feed even more low-income Missouri kids this year through the USDA Summer Nutrition Programs. Photo courtesy of jdurham/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While summer vacation is a carefree time for many Missouri children, it can be a difficult few months for low-income kids who may not have access to regular meals. That's why the push is on to increase participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Nutrition Progr ...Read More

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