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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2020 


COVID-19 reported to be on the rise in more than 30 states; and will Supreme Court nomination tilt U.S. Senate races?


2020Talks - September 21, 2020 


Biden pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump plans to announce his replacement nominee this week. Plus, early voting in four states.

Archive: November 4, 2016

Conservation groups have reopened a lawsuit against Atlanta Gold over discharges of arsenic into Boise River headwaters. (John Robison/Idaho Conservation League)

BOISE, Idaho – Two conservation groups announced Thursday they are reopening a lawsuit against the Atlanta Gold Mine over discharges of arsenic into the headwaters of the Boise River from the company's mine near Atlanta, Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League and Northwest Environmental Defense ...Read More

Some Washingtonians are struggling to understand health-coverage terminology, making it hard to choose a health plan. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

SEATTLE – Open enrollment has begun, but some Washingtonians could have a hard time choosing an insurance plan because health-coverage terminology is widely misunderstood. A survey conducted on behalf of Group Health found that, for instance, more than 40 percent of respondents couldn't identi ...Read More

Medical and recreational marijuana initiatives are on the ballot in several states this election. (growweedeasy/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While many of the big races are too close to call, experts say the big winner this election cycle in Florida and in many other parts of the country will likely be marijuana. Right now, Florida doctors can only prescribe medical marijuana to cancer patients or those with chr ...Read More

Advocates say Latinos need to vote in much larger numbers to become a political force in Texas. (vepar5/iStockphoto)

HOUSTON – Many political pundits speculate that Texas could take a major step toward becoming a blue state on Tuesday, and believe the Latino vote could be the difference. Texas has the second largest bloc of Latino voters in the country, but historically, they have not turned out in high enou ...Read More

Colorado health groups are crying foul over claims made by opponents of Amendment 72. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Coloradans are enduring the typical onslaught of political advertising this election season, and many are familiar with arguments against Amendment 72, a proposal to increase cigarette taxes. Altria, Phillip Morris' parent company, has invested more than $17 million in the group "No o ...Read More

Sierra Club volunteers Tom Gorman and Michael Melendrez canvas the neighborhood encouraging residents to vote. (Susan Martin/Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – With only four days left before the election, conservation groups are fanning out across the state, going door to door, promoting clean water and climate issues and encouraging New Mexicans to make their voice heard on Tuesday. The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter has dozens ...Read More

State funding per pupil varies by thousands of dollars a year depending on location. (Michael Anderson/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Education advocates are urging voters to find out what candidates for state office plan to do to solve Connecticut's school funding crisis. In September a state Superior Court judge found that Connecticut has "no rational, substantial and verifiable plan to distribute money ...Read More

Federal courts have repeatedly found voter fraud is extremely rare. (redjar/flickr.com)

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has denied the GOP's challenge to Pennsylvania's poll-watching law. Republicans filed their lawsuit just two weeks ago, claiming a provision of the state law controlling the placement and activities of poll watchers is unconstitutional. The ruling said the reques ...Read More

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