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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 

The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.

2020Talks - September 22, 2020 

It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Archive: February 19, 2016

Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg says young-voter turnout tied a record of 43 percent in the Granite State primary and could be an indicator of how committed young voters are in general in casting a ballot in 2016. (CIRCLE).

CONCORD, N.H. - Primary season is starting to move into high gear this weekend, and an analysis of who turned out for the New Hampshire primary indicates the youth vote is playing a major role this election. As voters in Nevada and South Carolina head to the polls and caucuses, there is good reason ...Read More

The Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault hotline is open in Texas to help people with legal issues that might result from a sexual assault. (southernfried/morguefile)

AUSTIN, Texas - Survivors of sexual assault in Texas now have access to a hotline to help them deal with the legal issues they may encounter afterward. The hotline service, called "Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault," can provide free and confidential answers to legal questions and extensive ...Read More

For the sixth straight month, the Rural Mainstreet Index of Midwestern bankers paints a less-than-encouraging picture of the rural economy. (ericberthe/morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Local bankers in small towns across Iowa and nine other states are surveyed to make up the "Rural Mainstreet Index," and the latest index shows a distinct lack of optimism about the rural economy. The index rose from 34.8 in January to 37 points in February, which is still consid ...Read More

Juvenile-justice advocates are praising Los Angeles County supervisors, who decided this week to study creating a separate juvenile probation department. (Youth Justice Coalition)

Advocates for juvenile-justice reform are hailing this week's decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to study splitting the county Probation Department into two agencies - one for adults and one for youth. At any time, there are 17,000 young people on probation in California, with ...Read More

Filing income-tax forms early can help protect against fraud. (Ken Teegardin/

HARRISBURG, Pa. - With the deadline to file income tax forms coming up, Pennsylvanians are being warned to guard against fraud and identity theft. Taxes are due on April 18 this year, and thieves already are preying on unsuspecting taxpayers in a variety of ways. Bill Johnston-Walsh, director of AA ...Read More

Connecticut housed more than 750 homeless veterans in 2015. (Jake Berenguer USN/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut has ended homelessness for veterans, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Thursday. Connecticut was one of only four states accepted into "Zero: 2016," a national effort to end veteran and chronic homelessness by the end of this year. Christina Rubenstein, policy director for ...Read More

Clean-air advocates met with Gov. Brian Sandoval's General Counsel, Joseph Reynolds, on Thursday. They're seeking assurances that Sandoval will continue to follow EPA Clean Power Plan guidelines. (ClimateParents)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Dozens of advocates for cleaner air and fighting climate change rallied at the state Capitol building in Carson City on Thursday in support of the federal Clean Power Plan. The group met with Gov. Brian Sandoval's attorney, asking that the governor pledge to continue work on the ...Read More

The Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature is moving forward with voter-ID legislation. (West Virginia Legislature)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Republican-controlled House of Delegates looks likely to pass a "voter ID" bill, and critics charge it's intended to suppress West Virginia's already low turnout. House Bill 4013 passed the Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote and is expected to clear the House today. It ...Read More

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