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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: June 18, 2015

PHOTO: A new pilot program in Davidson County is designed to address underlying problems that can lead to juvenile delinquency and crime, and intervening during kids' earliest encounters with the juvenile justice system. Photo credit: Larry Farr/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One Tennessee county is overhauling the way kids are treated in its juvenile justice system, in the hopes their futures will yield better, more successful results. Davidson County is changing everything from what children wear when they're in custody, to the job titles and ...Read More

Photo: North Carolina doctors say unnecessary ER visits are a result of a lack of access to care, and can increase wait times for those with a true emergency. Photo credit: click/

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Americans visit emergency rooms more than 136 million times each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and some make a second visit for issues that could better be addressed with a primary care or specialist physician. A study published th ...Read More

Prevent heatstroke by never leaving a child inside a vehicle without an adult present. Credit: D.C. Dept. of Health Care Finance.

AUSTIN, Texas – As summer temperatures rise, so does the potential for heatstroke deaths in children. The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans that every year, children die after being left in a vehicle unattended. DPS Sgt. Jason Reyes says everyone has a role to play in p ...Read More

In recent weeks, the Oregon Legislature has passed bills to give family caregivers more information about loved ones who are hospitalized, and to create a retirement savings plan for residents who don't have one on the job. Credit: Alex Raths/iStockphoto.

SALEM, Ore. – Better health and more financial security for Oregon's fast-growing older population have been the priorities AARP Oregon says it has looked for from the Legislature this year – and the group has seen movement on both issues. On Tuesday, the state Senate passed a bill to c ...Read More

PHOTO: Commercial office cleaners are rallying on the streets to commemorate the Justice for Janitors movement, as talks begin on contracts that cover about 75,000 commercial cleaners in the eastern U.S. Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU.

ARLINGTON, Va. – Janitors plan to rally on the streets of Arlington during rush hour tomorrow, as contract talks start for more than 10,000 office cleaners in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Virginia House Delegate Alfonso Lopez of Arlington will speak at the rally, commemorating the 25th an ...Read More

PHOTO: As insurance companies propose rate increases for 2016, Colorado's Division of Insurance is reviewing more than 1,200 health insurance plans. Photo courtesy Michigan Office of Nursing Policy.

DENVER – Every year, Colorado's Division of Insurance reviews proposed increases in health insurance rates, and consumer comments are factored into its final decisions. The process has saved Coloradans $240 million since 2009, and more than $46 million in 2014 alone. Matthew Valeta, health po ...Read More

Three conservation groups have filed suit over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of a proposed copper and silver mine in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, on the grounds the development would harm endangered bull trout and grizzly bears. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

MISSOULA, Mont. – Plans to mine and process 20,000 tons of silver and copper every day in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness are being challenged by a coalition of conservation groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found the proposed Montanore Mine would inflict substantial and irreversibl ...Read More

PHOTO: Marriage equality supporters in Ohio are awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision they believe will strike down Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Fibonaci Blue/Flickr.<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to announce a decision that could open the door to same-sex marriage in Ohio. The court is ruling on a case that challenges the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in several states, including the Buckeye State. Christopher Geggie, cam ...Read More

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