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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?


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

Archive: February 15, 2016

President Barack Obama is proposing additional funding for rape kit reform across the country. Tennessee still has thousands of untested kits. (U.S. Army/Flickr)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – President Barack Obama has included an additional $41 million in funding for rape kit testing reform in his 2017 budget. If it survives the contentious federal budgeting process, the money could help process the more than 9,000 untested rape kits at Tennessee law enforcement ...Read More

Some legal experts say the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend could impact last week's stay of the EPA's Clean Power plan. (Steven Masker/flckr)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - The sudden passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend could change the balance on the high court with regard to the Clean Power Plan. Justice Scalia voted with the majority in the 5-4 decision to stay the plan and its carbon-reduction goals. The vote was m ...Read More

Access to safe, reliable child care helps homeless families secure jobs and housing.  (USDA/flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Child care is a vital service, but particularly for homeless families, that's the message advocates will be delivering Tuesday to the state Senate's Committee on Children. The committee is considering a bill that would increase access to child care for homeless children. Lisa Tep ...Read More

Public housing advocates are welcoming federal dollars to help fix up existing units in North Dakota, but they say much more funding is needed. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – With more than $2 million now heading to refurbish public housing in North Dakota, advocates for the state's homeless population are praising the move from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fifteen counties in the state will use the money primarily to impr ...Read More

Allowing local governments to set their own minimum wages is a hurdle supporters are trying once again to get over in the Colorado Legislature this week. (Palto/iStockphoto)

DENVER - A new bill that would allow local governments to set their own minimum wages could face an uphill battle in the Colorado Senate this week. According to a report by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, an adult with an infant and preschooler in Morgan County would need to make at least $2 ...Read More

Protestors are marching in southeastern Montana all week to protest the planned slaughter of about 900 wild Yellowstone Bison by the National Park Service. (Buffalo Field Campaign)

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. – Protestors with the Buffalo Field Campaign fan out across southeastern Montana this week to raise awareness about the planned hunt and slaughter of about 900 Yellowstone bison by the National Park Service. The herd numbers around 4,900 and every year, some animals m ...Read More

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the state’s estimated population of 25-hundred to three-thousand mountain lions is not endangered or scarce. (Corinna Stoeffl/Pixabay)

PHOENIX - Thousands of rare mountain lions have been killed in the past decade by trophy hunters, according to a new report. The Humane Society of the United States lists Arizona among the top five states where the big cats, also known as cougars, have been hunted and killed. Wendy Keefover, car ...Read More

West Virginia food banks say tightening access to state safety-net programs will add pressure on feeding programs. (Letsmove.gov/USDA)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Lawmakers may tighten access to West Virginia safety-net programs but food banks in the state say that would only raise the pressure on already-stretched feeding programs. Legislation would expand work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, for ...Read More

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