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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: October 28, 2015

The Sacramento Delta. Credit: ronijava/iStock

Californians only have two more days to put in their two cents about the state's $15.5 billion plan to build two 30-mile tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento Delta. Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of a nonprofit called "Restore the Delta," claimed the tunnels will do more harm ...Read More

The Kresge Foundation was the second largest donor to Detroit's

DETROIT - A vital player in Detroit's "Grand Bargain," as well as other projects in Michigan, is poised to become the next great social-justice funder, according to the findings of a report released today. The Philamplify initiative assessed the Kresge Foundation, and principal report researcher El ...Read More

Protesters were on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, calling attention to wealthy New Yorkers who they say are backing anti-immigrant hate speech that could once again be center stage at tonight's GOP presidential candidate debate. Courtesy: Make the Road

NEW YORK - Protestors called out some prominent New Yorkers ahead of tonight's GOP presidential candidate debate, accusing them of funding a network of groups that promote anti-immigrant hate speech. Connie Razza, director of strategic research for the Center for Popular Democracy Action, said thos ...Read More

Students and community members gather to protest a statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus that recognizes alumni who died fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Credit: Manzoor Cheema

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The debate surrounding a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill statue ironically called Silent Sam is anything but silent. The statue of a Confederate soldier was erected on the campus more than 100 years ago to recognize alumni who died in the Civil War. The statue has been ...Read More

One year after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for kids is at a historic low, according to a new report. Credit: Gpointstudio/iStockphoto.

DENVER - More children in Colorado and the nation have health coverage. According to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, the rate of uninsured children dropped to a historic low of 6 percent in 2014, the year the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Chris Wa ...Read More

Processed foods such as candy can trigger opiate receptors in brains, which could explain why once you start eating a handful of candy or chips, it's hard to stop. Credit: rosevita/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While many of us still are digesting the news from the World Health Organization that the comfort and convenience foods of bacon and lunch meat could cause cancer, some experts also say processed foods can play a role in addiction. After studying nutrition and addiction for 30 ye ...Read More

Credit: Mats Hagwell/Flickr

Columbus, OH - With sugar being a major contributor to cavities, Halloween is a time that makes many dental health providers cringe. But experts say Ohio children can maintain good oral health while enjoying trick-or-treating. Comments from Beth Tronolone (tron-AH-loan), hygienist and past-president ...Read More

Natural gas drilling rig near Pinedale in the Upper Green River Basin in Wyoming. Credit: Environmental Defense Fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Not long ago, the Pinedale area in the Upper Green River Basin had ozone levels comparable to those of Los Angeles because of air pollution from a large cluster of oil and gas wells. So the Department of Environmental Quality clamped down with new rules to control emissions of metha ...Read More

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