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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2020 

COVID-19 reported to be on the rise in more than 30 states; and will Supreme Court nomination tilt U.S. Senate races?

2020Talks - September 21, 2020 

Biden pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump plans to announce his replacement nominee this week. Plus, early voting in four states.

Archive: December 16, 2015

Access to high-speed Internet is crucial for the survival of Wisconsin's rural population, according to a grassroots organizer who says politicians have abandoned rural people. (UW Extension)

MADISON, Wis. - Political leaders of both parties don't listen to rural people, according to the grassroots group Blue Jean Nation. Mike McCabe says there are issues critical to rural Wisconsin which should be addressed by both Democrats and Republicans. One of the biggest issues is lack of broadb ...Read More

Job creation has been part of recession recovery, but a new report says it isn't moving nearly as quickly as hoped. (MindExpansion/morguefile)

SEATTLE - For people looking for work or a better job, one expert says a possible Federal Reserve Board move to raise its key interest rate for the first time in almost a decade isn't great news. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce just released a report on job growth, d ...Read More

Gilda Jacobs with the Michigan League for Public Policy accepts the Hunger-Free Michigan Award.(Sara Martin/MDOT Photography Unit)

LANSING, Mich. - The holidays are a time to focus on those in need, but a Michigan advocate is being honored for her year-round efforts to eliminate hunger and poverty in the state. Gilda Jacobs, president and chief executive of the Michigan League for Public Policy, recently was presented the Hung ...Read More

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 800-page report on the death of Darrius Stewart, just one day after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would investigate his death and practices in the Memphis Police Department. (southernfried/

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - One day after the federal government announced it would investigate the police shooting death of a Memphis teen, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released an 800-page report detailing witness statements, information, pictures and videos collected by witnesses. Included in ...Read More

The number of cigarette packs sold per person has fallen around the county, but remain high in West Virginia. (Coalition for Tobacco Free West Virginia)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The state has cut funds for West Virginia anti-smoking programs by nearly one-fifth - even as West Virginia has become, by some measures, the state with the highest rate of tobacco use. About one in four adults and one in five state high schoolers use tobacco. But Chuck Hamsher, ...Read More

North Dakota tops the nation when it comes to funding tobacco-use prevention programs aimed at teens.(iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - For the third year in a row, North Dakota ranks number one in the nation for funding programs aimed at keeping youth from smoking. According to a new report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, North Dakota is the only state in the nation that is spending the full amount recomm ...Read More

North Carolina is facing a lawsuit from several voters'-rights groups that allege the state has not fulfilled its obligations required by the National Voter Registration Act. (dodgertonskillhause/

RALEIGH, N.C. - The state is not fulfilling its legal obligations to provide reliable voter-registration services to its citizens, according to allegations made by several voting-rights groups in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The plaintiffs assert that there are numerous instances of citizens finding th ...Read More

A new report says the tobacco industry is outspending the Commonwealth 38-to-1 when it comes to sending messages to young people about tobacco; and like this one, most are at convenience stores where products are right up front. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON - More than one in 10 children in the Commonwealth smoke, and a new report predicts that almost 4,000 young people in the state will become regular smokers this year. The report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids ranked Massachusetts near the bottom of the pack at 35th in the nation for ...Read More

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