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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Archive: April 1, 2016

According to AARP, every presidential hopeful except Donald Trump has made public at least a few ideas to protect Social Security. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - As North Dakota voters head to the state political conventions this weekend, advocates for the state's aging population are urging the presidential hopefuls to make Social Security updates a priority. If no action is taken, according to AARP North Dakota, Social Security benefits co ...Read More

Native American tribal leaders are taking a 20-mile ceremonial horse ride to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Several tribal groups today are kicking off a protest over the nearly $4 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline project. Tribal members are joining in a 20-mile horse ride inside the Standing Rock Reservation to set up a camp site at the Cannonball River near the North Dakota-South Dakot ...Read More

Advocates say community-based supports help people with developmental disabilities live meaningful lives close to home. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Ohio and several agencies of failing some individuals with disabilities. The plaintiffs, including Disability Rights Ohio, argue that the way the state pays for services and treatment for people with intellectual and developmental disab ...Read More

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of children with autism spectrum disorder is unchanged over two years, but Maryland has a higher rate than the national average. (CDC)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The numbers are holding steady in the United States in the latest snapshot of autism spectrum disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied 8-year-olds in 11 states and found that one in 68 children is diagnosed as autistic - the same rate the agency found two y ...Read More

Teachers are among the members of Montana's largest union, MEA-MFT, gathering today for its annual Representative Assembly in Helena. (szepy/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. - Fresh off a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, Montana's biggest union holds its annual two-day Representative Assembly today and Saturday in Helena. About 400 delegates representing MEA-MFT's 18,000 members will plan for the coming year and celebrate the high court decision that st ...Read More

Non-motorized recreation on national lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management supports 25,000 jobs and generates $2.8 billion for the U.S. economy. (Pixabay)

DENVER - "Quiet" or non-motorized recreation on public lands managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management adds $2.8 billion to the U.S. economy and supports almost 25,000 jobs, according to a new study commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Kristin Lee, project director with the independen ...Read More

The Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant will shut down in January. ( Commons)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - It's final: The FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego will permanently shut down next January. Entergy, the plant's owner, has sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirming the date. The GE boiling-water reactor, the same design as the reactors at Fukushima, Jap ...Read More

Saguaro National Park near Tucson is part of Arizona's 12.2 million acres of public lands available for recreation. (aimintang/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Public lands managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management host millions of visitors each year who participate in non-motorized or "quiet" recreation activities. These generate $2.8 billion and support 25,000 jobs for the U.S. economy, according to a study commissioned by the Pew Charit ...Read More

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