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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: August 8, 2016

AARP Wisconsin is concerned that any cuts to Social Security benefits would have a negative impact on Wisconsinites. (Peterfactors/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin is a battleground state in the presidential election, and House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a Republican challenger in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. AARP says the candidates aren't saying enough about what they'd do to ensure a secure future for Social Security. About ...Read More

As Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs orders restoring voting rights to reformed Virginia felons, many are questioning the law making that necessary. (Michaele White/Governor's Office/Flickr)

RICHMOND, Va. – Critics of Virginia's law that makes it hard for reformed felons to vote call it backward and discriminatory. That includes Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who says he'll sign thousands of individual orders restoring voting rights for felons who have finished their sentences. U.S. Se ...Read More

What should West Virginia do to prepare for when the price of natural gas starts to increase and sparks more drilling? (Sierra Club)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If the natural gas market follows classic patterns, drilling in the Marcellus shale will rise once the price climbs from the basement. What should West Virginia do to prepare? Sean O'Leary, a senior policy analyst with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, says ...Read More

A coalition is urging cities and towns across the Bay State to take a robust approach to setting up the state's first ever early voting days. (LWV MA)

BOSTON -- As the Bay State prepares for its first election with early voting in November, a coalition urged municipalities to go the extra mile to prepare. According to Meryl Kessler, executive director with the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, the new law is pretty bare bones: it only dire ...Read More

Nearly one in five Americans older than 65 is still working. (Michael Gallacher/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Nearly 1 in 5 Americans in his or her golden years is still working, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Twenty years ago, about one in eight Americans older than 65 was working. Adam Davis, founder of DHM Research in Portland, has surveyed the older population on ...Read More

Massive sand erosion is eating away at the wildlife habitat areas of Illinois' State Beach Park. A new regional plan aims to reverse that trend. (Illinois Department of Natural Resources)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Lake Michigan shoreline along northern Illinois has a sand erosion problem that's hindering commercial shipping and threatening natural habitats, but there's a new plan to help. For about 200 years, man-made structures have been interrupting the southward drift of sand alo ...Read More

Minnesota child care experts are hoping a new early education scholarship program could help with the high turnover rate for staff in the industry. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Accessing high-quality child care in Minnesota is difficult for many working families, and it's an industry that struggles with frequent staffing shortages. But a new scholarship program aims to help. New college scholarship and education programs have been announced for early c ...Read More

Just over 80 percent of New York City subway stations are not wheelchair accessible. (Harrison Leong/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 26 years old this summer, but advocates for people with disabilities say New York City is way behind the rest of the country in complying with the law. There are almost 900,000 people with disabilities living in the city, but Susan Dooha, ...Read More

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