PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 

Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Archive: October 19, 2015

Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure taking place in the coming weeks in Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis raise money to support women locally and for global breast cancer research. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are events planned across the state to raise awareness and funding for research and support. That includes Nashville's Komen Race for the Cure taking place this Saturday, Oct. 24. One-hundred percent of the net income from the r ...Read More

North Dakota lawmakers are considering what more can be done to support family caregivers in the state. Credit: Highwaystarz-Photography

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's family caregivers are being urged to have their voices heard, with their input going to help shape the state's policies on support and services. There are some 62,000 family caregivers statewide and lawmakers are currently conducting a study on their needs. Among th ...Read More

A former high-ranking military officer is speaking in Iowa on the excessive political influence of Pentagon contractors on U.S. foreign policy. Credit: Phototreat

DES MOINES, Iowa – A former high-ranking military officer is making his way across Iowa this week, speaking on what he calls the excessive political influence of Pentagon contractors on U.S. foreign policy. Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired U.S. Army colonel who served as chief of staff to Sec ...Read More

Frank Abagnale is now an ambassador for the AARP's Fraud Watch Network, but when he was a young man he stole millions while passing himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor and an attorney. Credit: AARP Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Minnesotans are getting tips on how to protect themselves from a man who knows the fraud business all too well. Frank Abagnale, the former con man whose life was portrayed in the movie "Catch Me If You Can," is now regarded as ...Read More

Home care workers are hitting the streets to gather signatures for a petition to increase their wages. Credit: Missouri Home Care Union

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – From bathing and cooking to eating, dressing and getting to doctor's appointments, many disabled and elderly Missourians receive care in their own homes, but those who provide it say low wages are making it difficult to make ends meet. Julia May has been a home care wor ...Read More

Colorado's Food Resource Hotline is bracing for an increased volume of calls that typically comes with colder weather. Credit: Hunger Free Colorado

DENVER - It is getting colder and that means reduced hours for many workers just as utility and holiday bills are on the rise. It's also the time of year when many Coloradans find themselves not knowing where they'll get their next meal. Kathy Underhill, executive director with Hunger Free Colorado ...Read More

Chicago volunteers help with an air monitor to measure diesel emissions. Credit: ELPC

CHICAGO – Trying to get a handle on how much diesel pollution is being pumped into the air by Chicago's cars, trains and trucks is serious work. Over the past few months, an air monitor has been set up in popular public places, including the Shedd Aquarium and in Chicago neighborhoods such a ...Read More

UW-Madison police say allowing firearms at Camp Randall Stadium would be a security nightmare. Courtesy: UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. – A bill to allow students to carry firearms at Wisconsin's technical colleges and University of Wisconsin System schools is being circulated at the capitol. Right now, those institutions are allowed to ban weapons inside campus buildings. The Republican sponsors of the bill ...Read More

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