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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: March 14, 2016

Older Wisconsin voters might assume they don't need a photo ID to vote in the presidential primary on April 5 because they've voted at the same polling place for years, but that isn't the case. (lisafx/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – The Boy Scouts' motto "Be Prepared" is a good one to keep in mind leading up to the state's presidential primary on April 5th, according to Helen Marks Dicks, state issues advocacy director with AARP Wisconsin. She says it seems two camps have emerged regarding Wisconsin's ne ...Read More

Kentucky made significant gains in both health care access and coverage, according to a new study which tracks the impact of the Affordable Care Act. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A detailed study tracking the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Kentuckians finds significant gains in both access to health care and the number of people who have insurance. Susan Zepeda, president and CEO at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, says her organization ...Read More

The Sununu Youth Center is one of 80 prisons nationwide that a new national campaign called Youth First says should be shut down. (Google Earth)

CONCORD, N.H. - A group of youth advocates are calling for the Sununu Youth Center in Manchester to be shut down. "Youth First" is a new national campaign calling for the closure of 80 of the nation's oldest and largest youth prisons. Sununu Center is on the list because of its size. Liz Ryan, pres ...Read More

Working families without paid sick leave are twice as likely to delay or forego medical care, according to a new report. (Eddie Harrison/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Chipotle was back in the news recently for closing a Boston area restaurant after four employees got sick. The embattled restaurant chain decided to offer paid sick leave last year, and according to a new report it was a smart business move. LeaAnne DeRigne, the study's lead autho ...Read More

Public safety officials nationwide are voicing concerns about the death penalty. (dodgertonskillhause/

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Gerald Galloway worked for more than 30 years in law enforcement, spending several years as chief of police in Southern Pines. In spite of encountering some of the hardest of criminals, he's joining other current and former law enforcement officials to voice concern ab ...Read More

The Long Creek Development Center is among 80 old and large prisons that a new national campaign called Youth First says needs to be closed. (Google Earth)

PORTLAND, Maine - The time has come to close the Long Creek Youth Development Center, according to a new national campaign called Youth First. The campaign identified 80 old and large prisons it says not only are expensive to run but poor choices for handling youth. Long Creek was built in 1853 and ...Read More

Mobile payments using smartphones can be convenient, but consumer advocates say you need to protect against too much information being collected during transactions to avoid identity theft. (DodgertonSkillhouse/morguefile)

PHOENIX - Mobile payments for goods and services are becoming increasingly common, but consumer advocates warn that you need to take steps to protect your security and privacy. Statistics show Arizona is among the top states for identity theft, and the personal information from such transactions ca ...Read More

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards require coal plants to reduce mercury pollution. (Pixabay)<br />

LANSING, Mich. - An environmental group and other concerned Michiganders are asking state Attorney General Bill Schuette to halt attempts to block regulations to reduce a known neurotoxin. Despite the Supreme Court's recent denial of requests by Michigan and other states to stay the Mercury and Air ...Read More

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