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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: April 13, 2015

PHOTO: As lawmakers debate various proposals for improving the access to and quality of early childhood education in Minnesota, advocates this week are celebrating the Week of the Young Child. Photo credit: davitydave/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - This is the Week of the Young Child in Minnesota, set aside to recognize the importance of quality early life experiences for all kids, which has has been a focus this year at the State Capitol. Karen Fogolin, associate director with Child Care Aware of Minnesota, says making su ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP is leading a petition drive against rate hike requests by sister power companies, KU and LG&E. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The state's leading senior organization, AARP, is leading a petition drive against proposed rate increases by sister utility companies, Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) and Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E). The Public Service Commission's second public meeting on the req ...Read More

PHOTO: Collaborative care, or a team approach, like the one used at Children's Mercy Hospital, has been found to improve the long-term behavior of kids with ADHD more than the standard pediatrician-centered approach. Photo courtesy of J. Salazar/Children's Mercy.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been said it takes a village to raise a child, and new research suggests that is the case when it comes to helping kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. A new study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that a team approach involving pa ...Read More

PHOTO: State workers' contracts for the next two years have already been negotiated, including st Western Washington University, where this rally took place in August. Senate Republicans are suggesting they all be renegotiated to save money. Photo courtesy Wash. Federation of State Employees.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - It would be back to the drawing board for state workers and agencies if the Washington Senate GOP budget proposal is adopted. The proposal suggests that state employee contracts, ratified last fall, be renegotiated. Supporters of the proposed budget say the changes would cost the ...Read More

Photo: According to the non-partisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, outside interests spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to influence voting in Wisconsin's spring election. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, Wis. - Although outside political money had a big impact on the referendum to change the way the Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice is selected, it did not have much impact on the state Supreme Court race. That's according to Matt Rothschild, executive director of the nonpartisan money-t ...Read More

PHOTO: Beneath many a desk are the jumbled hints of the intense power use in this digital age. The California Energy Commission is considering setting rules for the energy-efficiency of home digital devices. Photo credit: Suzanne Potter

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California may soon become the first state in the nation to set minimum energy standards for home digital devices, including computers, monitors, modems and video game consoles. These machines use a lot of electricity, even when they're off – and we're using them m ...Read More

PHOTO: It may seem like a good deal, but the North Dakota health officials say car seats should not be purchased at garage sales. This because the seats may have missing parts or be broken, or could be part of a recall. Photo credit: Richard Penn/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – With the start of the garage sale season in the state, a reminder that while the deals may be good, for some products, such as car seats, they could also be dangerous. Dawn Mayer, child passenger safety program director with the Division of Injury Prevention and Control at t ...Read More

PHOTO: Every year in the U.S. and Canada, there are about 25,000 crashes, resulting in 80 to 90 deaths, from material unintentionally discharged from vehicles. Photo credit: w.marsh/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – As Iowa slowly inches closer to summer, it's becoming a common site on roadways across the state – vehicles hauling yard and garden waste or large, bulky items to area landfills – and drivers are being urged to secure their loads. Leslie Irlbeck, program and ou ...Read More

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