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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?

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

Archive: April 7, 2015

PHOTO: The Double Up Food Bucks program, which allows SNAP recipients to double their benefits at participating famers markets, will soon expand to more locations around the state. Photo credit: Xavier Gallardo/Morguefile.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A program that allows low-income Michigan families to stretch their food assistance dollars will soon be able to help even more households bring home fresh fruits and vegetables, thanks to a major grant. Utilizing the Double Up Food Bucks program, Michiganders who receive Supplem ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The Birth Certificate Modernization Act would streamline the process for changing the gender on a birth certificate, bringing Colorado up to date with federal policies. Graphic credit: Devin Murphy/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Changing your gender could get a whole lot easier in Colorado, at least on paper. Last week, the Birth Certificate Modernization Act cleared the House Health, Insurance and Environment committee. The new law would bring Colorado up to date with federal policies by streamlining the process ...Read More

PHOTO: At least 50,000 pinwheels will be planted around Tennessee throughout April to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Photo credit: Royal Holiday/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This month thousands of Tennessee businesses, citizens and community groups will be utilizing a classic childhood favorite - the pinwheel - to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and according to the Tennessee Children ...Read More

PHOTO: According to a new Gallup survey, North Dakota has the lowest rate of food insecurity in the nation, with 9.3 percent of respondents in the state reporting difficulty over the last year putting food on the table. Photo credit: Jake Stimpson/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - While a new survey finds North Dakota has the lowest rate in the nation of people struggling with hunger, there are still many North Dakotans who have a hard time putting food on the table. A Gallup poll found just over nine percent of North Dakota respondents said there were times ...Read More

PHOTO: The North Carolina Community Action Association's Race 4 Change fundraising effort is intended to give a voice to the needs and concerns of North Carolina's 1.6 million vulnerable and low-income citizens. Photo credit: NCCAA.

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Community Action Association reports there are $1.6 million vulnerable and low-income citizens in North Carolina, and this weekend the entire state is invited to participate in what's being called North Carolina's Poverty Race. The 5K walk-run route through Raleig ...Read More

PHOTO: While electricity bills will soon be going up again for Xcel Energy customers in Minnesota, the rate hike is much less than the company was seeking. Photo credit: John Michaelson.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The cost of electricity will be going up again for a large number of Minnesotans, but consumer groups are calling the rate hike a victory, as the increase is far less than what was originally requested by Xcel Energy. State regulators recently approved the two-year rate hike, whic ...Read More

PHOTO: While several groups are working to legalize marijuana in one way or another in Ohio, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds most Ohio voters favor legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more than half support legalization for recreational use. Photo credit: Petr Broz/Wikimedia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new poll finds strong support for the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio, and efforts are intensifying in the Buckeye State to make it a reality. Responsible Ohio is gathering signatures for a 2015 ballot amendment to allow the purchase of both recreationa ...Read More

PHOTO: A security expert speaks Wednesday at UNH Durham on how lawmakers are governing under the influence of Pentagon contractors, and says the F-35 fighter is a good example of excessive spending and misplaced priorities. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force.

CONCORD, N.H. - There's no shortage of lawmakers calling for more military spending, but a security expert says New Hampshire and the nation would be better served by focusing on the real needs of Americans. Bill Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Pol ...Read More

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