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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


As the Biden presidency begins, voter suppression remains a pressing issue; faith leaders see an opportunity to reduce extremism.


2020Talks - January 21, 2021 


Inauguration yields swift action: Joe Biden becomes 46th president and Kamala Harris vice president -- the first woman, African-American, and person of South Indian descent in this role. Harris seats new senators; Biden signs slew of executive actions and gets first Cabinet confirmation through the Senate.

Archive: May 26, 2015

PHOTO: Saying such decisions should be made by a woman and her family in consultation with the best medical advice available, a number of Wisconsin women's groups are strongly opposed to proposed legislation that would prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.

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MADISON, Wis. – State lawmakers are likely to propose legislation that would ban abortions in Wisconsin after the 20th week, and Gov. Scott Walker says that if such a bill passes, he'll sign it. A number of women's health advocacy groups are strongly opposed to such legislation, calling it i ...Read More

PHOTO: Cyclists of all ages and abilities participate in the Great Owyhee Ride Against Hunger to benefit Oregon Food Bank partners in southeastern Oregon. Photo credit: Tami Hart, Oregon Food Bank.

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ONTARIO, Ore. – Cyclists in the Great Owyhee Ride Against Hunger accomplish two goals – meeting their own long-distance challenge, and being part of Oregon Food Bank's hunger-fighting efforts. About 300 people are expected to bring their bikes this year for the event on June 20, which ...Read More

PHOTO: New parents in North Dakota may want to introduce their child to peanuts and other possible food allergens by age one, as research suggests it can help reduce the development of food allergies. Photo credit: miheco/Flickr.

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BISMARCK, N.D. – The food choices of some new parents across North Dakota and the nation are changing, as those meal decisions could impact whether their child develops a food allergy. For years health professionals suggested that parents withhold allergenic foods until one-year of age, but ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota lawmakers still have work to do, but one measure they passed this session aims to reduce the number of senior citizens getting caught with unexpected medical bills due to the impact of patient status on Medicare coverage. Photo credit: Ted Van Pelt/Flickr.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is taking action on a health care trend that's leaving some of the state's senior citizens with unexpected medical bills after a hospital stay. For Medicare to cover the cost of certain services, the patient must be officially admitted, not just classified with an ...Read More

PHOTO: As National Foster Month is observed, Michigan legislators are discussing legislation that could make it more difficult for some people to foster or adopt. Photo credit: skysthelimit/morguefile.

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LANSING, Mich. – May is National Foster Care Month, and about 3,000 Michigan children are looking for a permanent home. But a controversial package of bills (HB 4188, HB4189, HB 4190) could make it more difficult to connect these children with a family. The measures would allow state-funde ...Read More

PHOTO: The 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series kicks off in June offering  people across Ohio the chance to experience life on the farm and learn new skills. Photo courtesy of Sunseed Farm.<br />

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A lot of work goes into the production of fruit, vegetables and other fresh food sold at markets and grocery stores, and this summer Ohioans can get an up close and personal look at the process. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is sponsoring 15 tours and nine ...Read More

PHOTO: Privacy advocates recently installed a sign to protest Oakland's proposed Domain Awareness Center. Photo credit: Oakland Privacy Working Group.

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OAKLAND, Calif. – On Tuesday the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee considers far-reaching privacy rules after protests forced the committee to scale back a large surveillance plan. The Domain Awareness Center would have linked video feeds from public schools, housing projects, tr ...Read More

PHOTO: As state lawmakers consider the future of the Foreclosure Mediation Program, housing numbers show that Nevada continues to be a foreclosure hot spot. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada lawmakers are considering extending the Foreclosure Mediation Program, which has helped thousands of people stay in their homes since the Silver State became ground zero of the housing crisis. Kelly Werth is an attorney with Nevada Legal Services, which helps homeo ...Read More

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