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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 

U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.

2020Talks - September 23, 2020 

Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Archive: June 21, 2016

Hikers enjoy Dinkey Creek in the Sierra National Forest, one area that has been left off the U.S. Forest Service list of places to be recommended for wilderness protection. (Steve Evans, California  Wilderness Coalition)
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LOS ANGELES -- The futures of the Sequoia, Sierra and Inyo national forests are at stake, and the public has a once-in-a-generation chance to shape them. The U.S. Forest Service is taking public comment on its draft of the new forest plans, which come out every 20 to 30 years. Then they'll make rec ...Read More

The Journey of Hope cross-country cycling trek, raising money to help people with disabilities, arrives in Las Vegas today. (The Ability Experience)

LAS VEGAS --- When "frat boys" make the news, it isn't always in a good way. But this week, a team of cyclists from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is to stop in Las Vegas as part of a cross-country trek to raise money for people with disabilities. Dozens of riders with the Journey of Hope started slig ...Read More

New research shows full-time working women in Northeast Ohio earn about 75 percent of what men earn. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research indicates that years after it ended, the effects of the Great Recession continue to ripple through Ohio's workforce. An examination by the Center for Community Solutions on workforce characteristics in Northeast Ohio showed continued differences in unemployment rates ...Read More

Michigan is ranked 40th among states for educational outcomes in the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – While the overall well-being of Michigan kids is improving, a new report says children are falling behind when it comes to education. Michigan dropped to 10th-worst nationally for education in the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, released today. Kids Count Michigan Project Directo ...Read More

A federal appeals court hears oral arguments in the ongoing case against North Carolina's controversial voting law changes, put in place in 2013. (morguefile)

RALEIGH, N. C. – A federal appeals court hears oral arguments today on the issue of North Carolina's 2013 Election Reform Law, which opponents say violates the Voting Rights Act and U.S. Constitution. The law requires photo identification at the polls and puts in place early voting restrictio ...Read More

Full-time employees of Tennessee public colleges and universities now will be able to register with their school to carry a gun on campus if they already have proper permitting. (

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- As the subject of gun laws takes center stage in the wake of the Orlando massacre, Tennessee college campus police are beginning to process registrations for employees who wish to carry guns while at work. The law allowing for full-time employees to carry guns on campus takes ef ...Read More

Bald eagles reach adult size about 12 weeks after hatching. (USFWS/

NEW YORK -- New York's bald eagle population is on the rebound. Monday was National American Eagle Day, and for the second year in a row, three bald eagle fledglings have taken flight at the Nature Conservancy's Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Mike Scheibel, manager of the preserve, said that ...Read More

The bill also provides money for defense investigators and forensics. (Eric Chan/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – A bill giving the state full responsibility for funding New York's public-defense system passed in the final hours of the New York State legislative session. It's been more than 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must provide a lawyer to criminal defendants who ...Read More

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