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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 8, 2016

Kentucky lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony Wednesday at the state capital on a bill to abolish the death penalty. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky will get a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Supporters of the legislation say it's a sign of growing support for outlawing executions because bills to stop capital punishment haven't received a vote in the Kentu ...Read More

The Flint community faces lifelong repercussions from the water crisis. (Pixabay)

FLINT, Mich. - The Michigan women who fought to expose the toxic lead in Flint's water say their efforts to protect the community are just getting started. In response to the crisis, state and federal investigations are under way, and millions of dollars to assist residents is expected from Michi ...Read More

A new bill puts no limits on how much

INDIANAPOLIS - Senate Bill 109, the so-called "Canned Hunting" bill, was sent to Gov. Mike Pence last week. He can sign it or take no action, which allows it to go into law. It sets up new regulations for owners of fenced-in properties where people pay to hunt. The legislation removes the Departme ...Read More

Maryland lawmakers are considering the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which supporters say will create jobs and help the state's environment. (Badger Rose)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - More than half of Maryland's electricity still comes from fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas. The point behind the "Clean Energy Jobs Act" in the legislature is to raise the state's commitment to use wind and solar energy to 25 percent by 2020. That's five percent higher an ...Read More

Over $2.2 billion federal dollars have funded over 2,900 restoration projects in the Great Lakes. (WP pilot/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the presidential candidates turn the focus on Ohio with the state's primary just one week away a coalition of business, industry, and conservation groups are asking the candidates to protect a crucial resource in the region. The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world's fre ...Read More

Long-term care providers are asking for more funding as South Dakota lawmakers finalize next year's budget. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota lawmakers today will work on finalizing the state's spending plan for next year, and health-care advocates are asking for more funding for long-term care providers. The South Dakota Health Care Association says years of low Medicaid reimbursement rates means these provi ...Read More

Two bills concerning sexual assault await Gov. Kate Brown's signature. (Visitor7/Wikimedia Commons)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's 2016 legislative session has ended, leaving a stack of bills on Gov. Kate Brown's desk to be signed into law. Two of those bills address sexual assault. Senate Bill 1600 lifts the statute of limitations to prosecute first-degree sex crimes from its current 12-year limit. S ...Read More

Conservationists and businesses want the presidential candidates to support Great Lakes cleanup efforts, including a project at Minnesota's Duluth–Superior Harbor. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the presidential candidates continue along the campaign trail, a coalition of business and conservation leaders is asking them to make restoring the Great Lakes a priority. The group says more than 40 million people rely on the lakes for clean drinking water, and over a millio ...Read More

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