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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 24, 2014

GRAPHIC: A map showing the variety of ways and locations local governments have invested in wired telecommunications networks. Advocates say communities and nonprofits offer competition to private-sector cable and fiber-optic companies. Photo credit: Community Broadband Networks.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - High-speed Internet networks operated by municipalities and nonprofits are fighting a pitched battle against the Comcasts and Verizons of the world, and the political and financial hurdles which small-scale Internet providers face are significant. Nearly 400 communities nationwide ...Read More

PHOTO: A program focused on the youngest of Minnesota's homeless children is providing stability and better outcomes in areas like health and education. Photo credit: Randen Pederson / Flickr.

DULUTH, Minn. - They are some of Minnesota's most vulnerable citizens, but efforts to give the youngest of the state's homeless children a promising future are beginning to find success. Carolyn Link, executive director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, says one focus of th ...Read More

PHOTO: North Dakota ranks 33rd in the nation for long-term care services and support for older adults, family caregivers, and people with disabilities. Photo credit: Nate Grigg / Flickr.

BISMARK, N.D. - With the state's aging population, long-term care is growing in importance, and a new report shows North Dakota has room for improvement. North Dakota is ranked 33rd in the nation for services and support that help older adults and people with disabilities live independently. Josh A ...Read More

PHOTO: According to a new scorecard from AARP, Wyoming is ranked as one of the best states in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - According to a new scorecard released by AARP, Wyoming is one of the best states in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. The state was graded for affordability and access, quality of care, and choice of setting, among several other catego ...Read More

PHOTO: The Muskingum River watershed is highlighted in a new report from Environment Ohio on the shocking level of toxic pollution in Ohio's river and waterways. Photo credit: Tim Kiser / Creative Commons.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - According to a new report released by Environment Ohio, the Buckeye State's rivers, streams and lakes are teeming with toxic chemicals. The "Wasting Our Waterways" report found over seven million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into the state's waterways in 2012, making Ohio ...Read More

Photo: Gabe Dunsmith is pictured in front of the CTS Superfund site, 10 years after being diagnosed and treated for thyroid cancer. His doctor attributed his cancer to the environment. Photo courtesy of Gabe Dunsmith.

MILLS GAP, N.C. - Health hazards from a Superfund site located just south of Asheville could be more serious than initially believed, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not only found high levels of toxins, but also recently discovered contaminated air. An electronics factory operated ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada is looking toward India's massive and emerging middle class as its next major international marketing target. Photo credit: U.S. Department of State.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - It appears Nevada may be stepping up promotional efforts in India, with hopes it will pay big dividends in tourism spending, as it did when the state began to advertise in China. Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki, who chairs the state's tourism commission, says the commission i ...Read More

PHOTO: Arizonans can spend a small fortune on energy costs while trying to keep cool during the summer, but little things can be done to save some big money on utility bills. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHOENIX - Keeping cool during Arizona's extreme summer heat can be costly, but a few things can be done to save some money this summer. According to Kathleen Mascarenas with the Salt River Project, energy bills for bigger homes during the hottest months of the year can easily reach several hundred ...Read More

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