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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


2020Talks - September 24, 2020 


A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Archive: January 25, 2016

New federal rules could severely limit methane flaring at North Dakota's tribal and public gas wells. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S. soon could see tighter restrictions on oil and gas flaring, and, if approved, that could have some long-term effects on North Dakota's air quality and economy. The Bureau of Land Management proposed new rules Friday that would limit venting and flaring at gas wells ...Read More

New bipartisan legislation recently introduced in Wisconsin will be very beneficial to the state's caregivers and their families, says AARP. (AlexRaths/iStockPhoto.com

MADISON, Wis. – About 578,000 family caregivers in Wisconsin help family members or loved ones deal with the activities of daily living. Particularly challenging are family members with Alzheimer's or some form of dementia. A series of nine bills recently introduced by a bipartisan group o ...Read More

Jan. 31 is the last day of 2016 open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace. (DarkoStojanavic/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – The deadline is looming for uninsured Michigan residents to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Sunday, Jan. 31, is the last day of the 2016 open enrollment period. But as Erin Knott, Michigan director of Enroll America, says folks don't have to go it alone. Traine ...Read More

Natural gas flaring on federal and tribal land would be reduced and taxed under new rules proposed by the Bureau of Land Management. (Environmental Defense Fund)

SALT LAKE CITY - The Bureau of Land Management is clamping down on companies that dump methane gas into the atmosphere. Methane is the principal component of natural gas, and the agency says oil and gas wells on federal and tribal land leak, flare or vent enough methane each year to power 5 million ...Read More

Several South Dakota lawmakers want to make drug testing mandatory for people who apply for public benefits. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota residents who apply for public assistance programs would have to pass a drug test before receiving help, such as food stamps, if new legislation passes. Republican state Rep. Lynne DiSanto introduced the bill late last week. She says the idea is to ensure that Sou ...Read More

Eight Minnesota farmers markets are matching the SNAP benefits of low-income shoppers up to $10 when they purchase healthy foods. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Even with winter in full effect, farmers markets are still up and running throughout Minnesota. What's new this year is for people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP their money goes even further at eight markets in particular. The Market Bucks progr ...Read More

Asbestos was used extensively in construction, shipbuilding and steel mills. (Joey Gannon/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill affecting compensation claims by Pennsylvanians suffering from asbestos-related diseases is scheduled for a key committee vote in the state Legislature. Asbestos has been known for decades to cause diseases like mesothelioma, a kind of cancer. Victims of industrial exposure ...Read More

AARP's Take A Stand effort includes a website where people can compare the Social Security proposals of most presidential candidates. (freedigitalphotos.net)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than nine of 10 Iowans who say they will attend one of that state's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses on Feb. 1 say they're concerned about the future of Social Security, concerned enough that they want to hear specific plans from the candidates. John Hisht ...Read More

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