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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 7, 2016

Michelle Spehr makes her way up all 1,034 steps in last year's American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb, to raise money for research. This year's event is March 19. (ALA Wisconsin)

MILWAUKEE – The American Lung Association's 8th annual Fight for Air Climb takes place Saturday, March 19, inside the tallest building in the state – the U.S. Bank building, downtown Milwaukee. Every year, the event attracts a diverse group from across the state – from regular fo ...Read More

More than 350,000 retired Minnesotans are being taxed on their Social Security income, and advocates for seniors say that is too many. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Senior advocates want to see Minnesota ease up on Social Security taxes, because they say too many low-and middle-income retirees are being negatively affected. Minnesota is one of only a few states that taxes Social Security benefits. While some retirees do qualify for exemption ...Read More

Food-labeling supporters contend consumers deserve information about the food they feed their families. (James Palinsad/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the issue of genetic engineering is controversial, some Ohio groups say giving people honest information about the foods they consume should not be. Last week, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee approved its version of what opponents call the DARK Act, which stands ...Read More

Flu season is widespread in Maryland this year, although across the nation it's been less severe than in years past. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Flu season is still under way, and although it's been a pretty mild year for it in some parts of the country so far, there still are a few weeks to go before we're out of the woods. Being able to distinguish the difference between the flu and a cold can be crucial for certai ...Read More

The women of Flint got the ball rolling on the response to the city's poisoned water. (Michigan NOW)

FLINT, Mich. - Whether it was the foul smell and brown color or the resulting rashes and hair loss, many Flint residents were immediately concerned after city switched its water source in April 2014. But it was a study months later that finally opened eyes. Hurley Medical Center Pediatrician Dr. ...Read More

Land conservation groups in western North Carolina are protecting water resources by securing land from potential development. (David Ellis/

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Flint, Michigan is hundreds of miles away from North Carolina, but images of brown water coming from kitchen taps and tales of illness in children and adults are prompting talk about water quality in this state. Fortunately, high-quality water is in plentiful supply in North Caro ...Read More

There are more than 1,800 AmeriCorps volunteers in the state of Washington. (George Armstrong/FEMA)

SEATTLE - It's national AmeriCorps week, a time when the community service organization founded in 1993 by President Bill Clinton celebrates its volunteers and alumni. This year, Congress gave the organization's budget a $51 million increase. In the state of Washington, there are more than 1,800 ...Read More

The Boardman Plant is Oregon's only coal-powered plant. Portland General Electric plans to close it by 2020. (Tedder/Wikimedia Commons)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon's legislative session ended after nearly five weeks with a boom in bills passed in the final days. Lawmakers were constitutionally obligated to end the session by Sunday, and did so with three days to spare. One of the final bills to come out of the session was Senate ...Read More

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