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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 

Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.

2020Talks - September 29, 2020 

Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Archive: September 14, 2015

Money for retirement and time to care for family are two issues a new video-voter guide asks Kentucky's candidates for governor to address. Credit Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - When Kentuckians go to the polls Nov. 3 to elect a new governor, better than 60 percent of them will be 50 or older. That prediction from Pete Jeffries, AARP's national engagement director. Jeffries says older voters are often concerned they don't have enough time and they don't ha ...Read More

One in six Texas households struggled to avoid hunger in 2014 despite a fully recovered economy, according to new report. Credit: Andrejs Zemdega.

AUSTIN, Texas - One-point-seven million Texas households experienced hunger or engaged in coping mechanisms to avoid it at some point last year. That's more than any other state except California, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Celia Cole, CEO with Feeding Tex ...Read More

Another outbreak of avian influenza could hit this fall, after nearly 50-million birds were lost with the spring eruption of the disease. Credit: Bart Sadowski.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the poultry industry in Minnesota and across the Midwest works to rebound from the spring outbreak of avian influenza, there are predictions that another round of the disease will hit this fall. Dale Wiehoff, director of communications for the Institute for Agriculture a ...Read More

A Bozeman solar-industry businessman and a Livingston mother traveled to Washington to advocate for the Clean Power Plan. Credit: RosePosie/

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Congress is back to work, and it's expected there will be debate about the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which was finalized during the August recess. A group of about 50 business and health leaders traveled to D.C. to voice support for the plan. Orion Thor ...Read More

Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) is pushing legislation that would take the task of drawing political boundaries away from politicians and give the job to a nonpartisan board. Credit:

MADISON, Wis. – Many clean government advocates say Wisconsin's political map is drawn in a clearly unfair manner to safeguard political strongholds. And they want to put an end to gerrymandering, the process of manipulating political boundaries to give one party an advantage over the other. ...Read More

At a Portland conference, nonprofits are learning about organizations like The Stop, the first of what has become a thriving network of community centers in Canada focused on fighting poverty. Credit: Community Food Centres Canada

PORTLAND. Ore. - People who run food banks and soup kitchens across North America are in Portland this week to brainstorm ways to make their efforts more effective. One premise of the Closing the Hunger Gap conference is that hunger-fighting organizations do more to fight the causes of poverty and ...Read More

A new report highlights how U.S. presidents have legal authority to keep 450 billion tons of climate pollution in the ground. Credit: Sasha Radosavljevic

DENVER – A new report from the Center for Biological Diversity highlights how President Barack Obama – or any other sitting president – has legal authority to prevent 450 billion tons of climate pollution. Michael Saul, a senior attorney with the center, says that's how much carb ...Read More

Grassy Ridge Bald is a 601-acre protected tract of land in the Road Highlands of the Pisgah National Forest. Credit: Witt Langstaff Jr.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Members of the North Carolina legislature will likely get their first look today at the budget deal reached by Republican leaders late Friday, after the longest budget-writing session in 14 years. The months of waiting have put hundreds of state programs in limbo, including pending ...Read More

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