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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.

Archive: November 4, 2015

On National Eating Healthy Day, registered dietitian Marianne Merrick says try to change one thing at a time when you're trying to get rid of bad eating habits. Courtesy: Marianne Merrick

MADISON, Wis. - Here in America's Dairyland, 31 percent of adults are obese, 32 percent of adults have high blood pressure and 350,000 have heart disease. The American Heart Association has designated today as National Eating Healthy Day to encourage all Americans to take simple steps to improve the ...Read More

A Chicago-area bike safety group is urging nighttime riders to buy good-quality bike lights to stay safe and legal. Credit: Pixabay

CHICAGO - Now that daylight-saving time has ended, bike-safety advocates are urging Chicago-area cyclists to be more careful. With daytime hours being shorter, Jason Ray Jenkins, an education specialist with the Active Transportation Alliance, said it's especially important this time of year to hav ...Read More

Rafters on the Wenatchee River may not mix well with helicopters landing in the nearby Enchantment Peak area. Credit: Wildwater River Guides

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - The comment period has just closed for a U.S. Army proposal to do helicopter training exercises in some scenic Washington recreation spots. Joint Base Lewis-McChord says its crews could practice landing helicopters on local mountains rather than flying to Colorado, as they do n ...Read More

A new report connects Michigan road woes and other economic troubles to business tax cuts. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile

LANSING, Mich. - As state legislators move to approve a plan to end the gridlock over road funding, a new report points to business tax cuts as the source of the funding debacle. According to the findings from the Michigan League for Public Policy, the state budget and individual taxpayers suffered ...Read More

Lower-cost renewable energy is making nuclear power less economical. Credit: Lucas Braun/Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK - The FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in upstate New York will close by early 2017, its owners say. According to Entergy, the company that owns the plant, cheap natural gas and poor market conditions for electric power have made the plant unprofitable. Tim Judson, executive director of the ...Read More

The founders of the website Stitch say their goal is to address social isolation in the over-50 crowd through social engagement and networking. Credit: Antonio Jiménez Alonso/

NEW YORK - Founders of a social networking website say they're hoping to help people age 50 and older live healthier, longer lives. Stitch, which launched last year and has more than 22,000 members, including many in New York, says its goal is to address social isolation among older Americans by co ...Read More

The American Heart Association of Greater Nashville is encouraging people to eat and tweet their healthy meals today, on National Eating Healthy Day at #NashEatHealthy. Courtesy: Pixabay

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Before you pick up your fork today, the American Heart Association of Greater Nashville wants you to pick up your camera or smartphone to document your meal - if it is healthy - on social media. Today is National Eating Healthy Day, and Michele Money-Carson, vice president for co ...Read More

Fort Worth community organizations, volunteers and environmentalists are launching a pilot project to help pollinators essential to the nation's food supply. Credit: Cmackenz/iStockphoto

AUSTIN, Texas - A group of volunteers in Fort Worth is hoping a bike ride can help spark a grassroots movement to save the butterflies, bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in the nation's food chain. Jillian Jordan, the Great Seed Bomb event's founder, said bees alone contribute mo ...Read More

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