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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

2020Talks - September 25, 2020 

Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: February 26, 2016

Bill Hanawalt and eight other nominees are being honored by the White House for their summer education programs. (Lianna Shepherd/Peace Community Center)
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SEATTLE - Bill Hanawalt of Tacoma is being honored at the White House today as a Champion of Change for Summer Opportunity. A ceremony will pay tribute to Hanawalt and eight other nominees along with the city of Seattle for their efforts to help students continue to learn while school is out during ...Read More

Some Minnesota farmers want to see more cover crops used to help the state's water quality. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is holding its first-ever Water Summit this weekend, with Gov. Mark Dayton hosting talks about the serious challenges facing the state's water supplies. One of the big issues that will come up during Saturday's talks is expanding the use of cover crops on Minnesota farms ...Read More

A gay rights group will rally this weekend in support of South Dakota's transgender community. (Black Hills Center for Equality)

RAPID CITY, S.D. - As South Dakota lawmakers consider several bills aimed at transgender issues, advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are set to rally in Rapid City this weekend. Education, not legislation - that's what the group argues will help change minds regarding transg ...Read More

Breast cancer affects one in eight women but is curable with early detection. (Connie Barnwell)

ST. LOUIS - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., announced recently that she has breast cancer, a disease she said was detected through a routine mammogram. According to the executive director of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, breast cancer caught early is curable. There's disagreement i ...Read More

A new report suggests several ways Illinois lawmakers can better help reduce the state's high unemployment and poverty rates. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State lawmakers have made some progress in recent years but could be doing a lot more to help people living in poverty in Illinois, according to a new report. According to the state-specific study from the Center for American Progress, Illinois has the 25th-highest poverty rate ...Read More

Ohio is not among states with a law that specifically protects pregnant women on the job. (David Leo Veksler/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - For some women, pregnancy is difficult enough without having to worry about job security. In Ohio, some state leaders want to prevent workplace discrimination with regard to pregnancy and breastfeeding. A federal law, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, offers some protections for wo ...Read More

This spay and neuter public service announcement is competing for Best Comedic Short at the Animal Film Festival on Saturday in Grass Valley, CA. (Laura MacLean)

Move over, Oscars! The movie business is going the dogs - and cats and birds, horses, and even lobsters - once the third annual Animal Film Festival starts on Saturday. The festival, which runs all day at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, about an hour outside Sacramento, will feature 20 fil ...Read More

SeaWorld has admitted sending employee Paul McComb to pose as an activist. (April Cruz/PETA)

Animal-rights advocates with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are speaking out in the wake of revelations that SeaWorld sent some of its employees to spy on them. On Thursday, SeaWorld chief executive Joel Manby admitted in an earnings call that his company directed workers to go underco ...Read More

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