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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: March 17, 2015

PHOTO: Community Health Centers treat all people, no matter their ability to pay. In Washington, that means more than 830,000 patients a year at over 250 sites. CHCs are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Photo credit: Pencap/

SEATTLE - More Washingtonians have access to healthcare today because of a poverty-fighting experiment that began 50 years ago. Community Health Centers are the local clinics in many neighborhoods that turn no one away for lack of money or medical insurance. Today, Washington has more than 250 clin ...Read More

PHOTO: On average, the U.S. sees at least two million accidental poisonings each year, so families are being urged to make sure any dangerous medications or household products are kept locked up or out of reach. Photo credit: Jamie/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - As National Poison Prevention Week continues, local experts say some simple steps around the home can help reduce the chances of accidental poisoning, especially among children. Poisoning is the leading cause of death from injuries in the U.S. Lizette Villarreal, assistant director ...Read More

PHOTO: The Center for Western Priorities says retirees are three times more likely to relocate to counties with protected public lands like National Parks and other conservation areas. Photo courtesy of Center for Western Priorities.

DENVER - Retirees are three times more likely to relocate to counties in Colorado and other Western states with protected public lands like National Parks, Wilderness and other conservation areas, according to a new report from the Center for Western Priorities. Seniors who have the financial means ...Read More

PHOTO: The Strengthening Families Training Institute gets underway today in Boise for two days of sharing tools to protect children from abuse and neglect. Photo credit:

BOISE, Idaho - Child abuse and neglect prevention, and healing for the abused are the focus of the Strengthening Families Training Institute, which gets underway Tuesday at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center for two days of sharing tools to protect children and families. Pat Stanislaski, directo ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservation groups have filed an objection to drilling plans designed to validate mining claims at the Golden Hand Mine in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

BOISE, Idaho - A plan to allow dump trucks, bulldozers, new roads and drilling rigs into the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness has led to several conservation groups filing an objection. American Independence Mines and Minerals wants to work a claim at the old Golden Hand mine to validate ...Read More

PHOTO: Lawmakers in Albany are proposing hundreds of millions of dollars for water infrastructure improvements that advocates say are long overdue, and would improve water quality on Long Island and statewide. Photo credit: Clarissa Roussan.

NEW YORK - Budget proposals are now pending in Albany that would address what many advocates agree are long overdue water quality needs across the state. If approved, the funds would go to fix some treatment facilities dating back to the 1950s. Carl LoBue, senior marine scientist with the Nature C ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll of Ohio voters finds 61 percent disapprove of genetically engineered food, and 87 percent want the foods labeled. Photo credit: Btkdayton/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While the scientific "jury" is still out on the safety of genetically engineered (GE) foods, a new poll indicates most Ohioans want to know when they are eating GE foods. The survey from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association found 61 percent of those polled disapprove of GE ...Read More

PHOTO: Katie Bangs of Inverness is one of about a dozen Montanans representing the Montana Farmers Union at the National Farmers Union convention this week. Seen here with husband Jeff, she's interested in ways to encourage the next generation of farmers and ranchers, especially women. Photo courtesy of Katie Bangs.

HAVRE, Mont. - Country-of-origin labeling, fair trade policies and encouraging more women and minorities to become farmers and ranchers are among the topics at the National Farmers Union convention, wrapping up today in Wichita, Kansas. Katie Bangs of Inverness is one of about a dozen Montanans rep ...Read More

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