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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.

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PHOTO: Wisconsin farmers have until Sept. 12 to renew their contracts with the Conservation Stewardship Program, to get help in improving soil, water, air and habitat quality on their land. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture.

CADOTT, Wis. – Wisconsin farmers have two months to decide whether to renew their federal agreements to be good stewards of their land. George Polzin is a fifth-generation dairy farmer with 600 acres and 90 head of milk cows near Cadott in Chippewa County. Polzin participates in the Conser ...Read More

PHOTO: Since its Apr. 1 rollout, more than 322,000 Michiganders have signed up for the Healthy Michigan Plan, but advocates for the uninsured say there is still work to be done and continue to spread the word about the different options. Photo credit: D. Sanders.

LANSING, Mich. – Just four months into its launch, state officials say the ...Read More

PHOTO: Educational experts say after-school programs in Illinois can help narrow achievement gaps, but only 16 percent of students in the state are currently enrolled. Photo credit: Pfc. Hong Moo-sun/Flickr Creative Commons.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Some experts say learning shouldn't end when the school bell rings for the day, and Kelley Talbot agrees. As youth development director with Voices for Illinois Children, she says the state has an achievement gap, citing 60 percent of eighth-graders behind the norms for the ...Read More

PHOTO: Some say it's the perfect match, older adults with older pets needing foster homes. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ashley Jerman/Flickr.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For a rising number of Tennesseans, as they grow older and enter retirement and go through other major life changes, it's not a time to slow down, but a chance to seek out meaning. That may include finding ways to give back and make a difference. Tara Shaver, interim com ...Read More

PHOTO: Hunger-fighting programs in Ohio are using innovative ways to distribute food to needy children, including mobile farmers markets and extra food for weekends. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some of Ohio's most vulnerable children have not had empty bellies this summer, as a result of some innovative programs. The federally-funded Summer Food Service Program is unable to meet the needs of all children who receive free and reduced-priced meals during the school ye ...Read More

PHOTO: Consumer advocates say an FCC proposal for Internet fast lanes could slow down the Web for more than 60 percent of New Yorkers who use the Internet to download videos. Photo Credit @mlcliff

NEW YORK – It's a proposal pending before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would create fast lines on the Internet and new data indicates New Yorkers have plenty at stake in the ongoing debate. Ninety-six percent of New York adults use the Internet, according to Chaunda Ball, ...Read More

PHOTO: The filing of fraudulent income tax returns in Arizona is at an epidemic level, according to the state Department of Revenue. Photo courtesy of the FBI.

PHOENIX – Arizonans should be extra cautious about sharing personal information as tax fraud is growing at an epidemic level, according to the state Department of Revenue. Anthony Forschino, the department’s assistant director for criminal investigations, says his agency stopped more t ...Read More

MAP: The thousands of Marcellus gas wells permitted in West Virginia are producing hundreds of thousands of tons of drill cuttings each year. They contain naturally occurring, low-level radioactive waste, a serious issue for the state's landfills. Map courtesy West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – As West Virginia revises its emergency landfill rules, concerns are rising about the tons of low-level radioactive waste from Marcellus drilling going into the state's dumps. One Marcellus well can produce 500 tons of drill cuttings, including naturally occurring radioact ...Read More

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