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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: December 8, 2015

Shuttle services, meals at senior centers and other places for older people to socialize will go without United Way funding in King County starting next year. (Bryan Ilyankoff)

SEATTLE - It may be the season of giving, but United Way of King County has told about 30 groups it's taking away money in the new year, from programs that serve older people and those with disabilities - and they aren't happy about it. United Way informed the groups it is shifting almost $1.8 mill ...Read More

Research finds teens are using digital devices with screens for about nine hours a day. (Flickr/Rebecca Pollard)

INDIANAPOLIS - Many Indiana kids will find digital gifts under the tree this holiday season, leaving some parents with concerns and questions about screen time. A recent report from Common Sense Media found that teens are using a tablet, gaming system or other device with a screen for about nine ho ...Read More

As North Dakota struggles with obesity problems, thousands of kids could soon be getting healthier lunches. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Thousands of kids in North Dakota soon could be getting healthier lunches as the state continues to struggle with higher rates of obesity than much of the nation. About 500 home-based child-care providers will be getting new tools and educational materials to help them prepare healt ...Read More

Asylum seekers being held at a detention center in Aurora say they are on hunger strike and will be greeted by supporters today. (iStockphoto/C_FOR)

DENVER - Advocates for immigrants' rights are gathering today outside the GEO Group detention center in Aurora in support of detainees whom they say have joined a hunger strike that now includes more than 100 people in six states. Paromita Shah, an attorney and associate director of the National La ...Read More

At the Ohio Statehouse, 25 percent of lawmakers are female. (Wikimedia/Alexander Smith)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - According to new research, the adage "a government of the people and by the people" rings only somewhat true at Ohio's Statehouse. A new series from the Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline project examines the demographics of state Legislatures. The first installment, released today, ...Read More

The six founding green banks will put about $40 billion into clean-energy projects over five years. (Wikimedia Commons/Dirk Ingo Franke)

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Green Bank will be joined by five others around the world in forming the first global Green Bank Network. Announced Monday at the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris, the International collaboration will help channel billions of dollars of public and private investment into ...Read More

Profits for businesses in New York are more than double the wage growth for workers in the state over a 12-year period, according to a new study. ( Topper)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Profits have been on the rise for businesses in New York since before the economic recovery. Wages for workers? Not so much, according to a Fiscal Policy Institute study. New York businesses saw profits rise by an average of 61 percent between 2001 and 2013, according to the research ...Read More

California gun-control advocates are praising the U.S. Supreme Court for leaving in place local bans on assault weapons. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

California's strict gun laws are safe, for now, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a case that could have overturned the Golden State's ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition. The court left in place a local assault weapon ban in Highland Park, Ill., which means similar ba ...Read More

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