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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Archive: January 18, 2016

Several South Dakota mentoring services are looking for volunteers. (iStockphoto)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today, the nation is focused on the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. And with January being National Mentoring Month, some mentoring services in South Dakota say they are in need of help. Groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters say th ...Read More

The spring race for a 10-year seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is being called more of an auction than an election by a government watchdog group. (

MADISON, Wis. – This spring, Wisconsin voters will decide whom they want to fill a seat on the state Supreme Court for the next 10 years. The three announced candidates will meet in a February primary, and the winner will be chosen in the spring election in April. Matt Rothschild, executiv ...Read More

Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care for lower-income or uninsured children the first weekend in February. (Minnesota Dental Association)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thousands of Minnesota dentists plan to donate their time at a special event next month. But they are asking for help in finding children who need free dental care. In all, they're looking to help up to 5,000 children, 18 years or younger. Dr. Teresa Fong with Metropolita ...Read More

California has made big strides in reducing the number of uninsured Latino children, according to a new report.(chilombiano/morguefile)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California leads the nation in enrolling Latino children in health insurance, thanks in large part to massive outreach efforts and to the state's expansion of Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act. A report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, the Natio ...Read More

Wrapping pipes and draining faucets can help prevent broken pipes and leaks in the winter months. (scarab/morguefile)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Winter is off to a slow start this year, but with temperatures dropping in parts of the state, experts recommend making sure your home is ready for Jack Frost. The Insurance Information Institute says water damage and freezing account for almost 22 percent of all homeowners' ins ...Read More

A Student tests a water sample from a New York lake to identify the presence of cyanobacteria toxins. (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Chemists at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry are leading the way in protecting New York's lakes. Students and staff are working with a public volunteer program to collect thousands of water samples from more than 130 lakes. They're looking for blue-green ...Read More

Immigrant rights advocates are calling for intervention of the U.S. Department of Justice after a Suffolk County jury failed to convict former Suffolk Police Sgt. Scott Greene on hate-crime charges. (Long Island Wins)

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – The split verdict in the case of former Suffolk County Police Sgt. Scott Greene has local immigrant rights advocates pinning their hopes on a pending civil case and further intervention by the Department of Justice. Greene was convicted of stealing money from two Latino ...Read More

The National Assn. of Insurance Commissioners says nearly half of all Americans do not have a home inventory of their possessions in case of theft or other loss. (milza/morguefile)

GRAY, Tenn. – With the new year, many folks are looking to reorganize their closets and live up to new year's resolutions. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) says one of those should be taking an inventory of valuable belongings in case it's ever needed for an insuran ...Read More

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