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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 

President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.

2020Talks - October 23, 2020 

The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Archive: March 3, 2016

Rural Minnesotans will be talking about local climate change solutions this week. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A group of conservation-minded Minnesotans will be talking about ways the state's rural areas can better deal with climate change. Today kicks off the third Rural Climate Dialogues held around the state. For the next three days, 18 Winona County residents will be laying out ...Read More

Some North Dakota tribal leaders are backing plans to clarify when oil companies owe royalties on flared gas. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - As federal regulators consider new rules to curb gas flaring at oil wells on public and tribal lands, North Dakotans are being asked to weigh in at public meeting in Dickinson today. In January, the Bureau of Land Management proposed the new regulations. This comes after years of ...Read More

The future of Social Security is among the issues on the minds of many Kentuckians as the presidential race makes its way to the Commonwealth. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With Kentucky's Republican presidential caucus on Saturday, the state's leading advocacy group for voters over 50 is calling on the candidates to outline their specific plans for the future of Social Security. According to AARP, nearly a million Kentuckians receive Social Se ...Read More

Activists are urging Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio to support hearings on a Supreme Court nominee. (U.S. Congress)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Activists in Ohio and around the country are telling the U.S. Senate to "do its job" and take action this year on a Supreme Court nominee. Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is among lawmakers who want to delay filling the seat left vacant after the death of Justice An ...Read More

Behavioral-health advocates are meeting with elected officials today to put a face to mental illness and substance abuse in the state. (Irais Esparza/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Mental Health America of Colorado is hosting its 23rd annual lobby day today in Denver. Andrew Romanoff, the group's president and CEO, says he personally experienced the tragic consequences of untreated mental illness when he lost a cousin to suicide at the age of 35, just over a year ag ...Read More

A measure pending in the Commonwealth today aims to prevent sensitive medical information from being disclosed, often by explanation of benefit mailings. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON – The State Senate will consider a fix today to prevent insurance bills from leaking confidential patient information that can be of special concern to teens and victims of domestic violence. They are called explanation of benefit forms, or EOBs for short, and they detail the costs of ...Read More

The new Michigan Veterans Institute aims to improve how the state treats veterans. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – There soon will be a new voice for military veterans in Michigan. State Sen. David Knezek, a Democrat from Dearborn Heights, and Republican State Rep. Tom Barrett of Potterville on Wednesday announced the launch of the Michigan Veterans Institute. It is geared toward improvi ...Read More

A pilot program to share solar power in Maryland will begin this spring, once final public comments are made to the Maryland Public Service Commission. (

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A lot of hard work went into winning legislative approval for the Maryland Community Solar Pilot Project and now, its backers say the job is to get residents and businesses signed up. The idea is to allow businesses to put up solar panels, and community members can buy shares of ...Read More

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