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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: February 10, 2017

Hunger-fighting advocates are worried that new budget proposals in Salem could hurt their efforts to help feed the hungry. (Lindsay Trapnell/Oregon Food Bank)

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Legislature is diving into ways to make up for a $1.7 billion budget deficit, with proposals from the governor and lawmakers to carve out funds from food-assistance programs. However, advocates say that could exacerbate the state's worsening hunger problem. Data from the U. ...Read More

The Montana Legislature is considering an infrastructure bill that could provide money to renovate the Montana Historical Society. (Roger W/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - Teachers and other Montanans want the Legislature to update the state's historic center in Helena because of its importance to students. House Bill 14 is an infrastructure proposal that would allot $292 million to fix roads, bridges and some state buildings. It includes more than $2 ...Read More

The ACLU says it has seen cases in which U.S. citizens have been held in Pennsylvania jails on erroneous ICE detainers. (Neil Conway/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill that has passed in the state Senate would penalize sanctuary cities and counties in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 10 would withhold state money from municipalities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities. According to Sara Rose, an attorney with the ACLU of Pe ...Read More

The San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reached a unanimous decision not to grant President Trump's immigration restrictions, but legal challenges are expected. (Ken Lund)

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday announced its verdict on whether to reinstate the travel ban on some refugees from conflict zones - and voted unanimously to keep the status quo in place and allow those travelers to enter the United States. The st ...Read More

A new report projects 371,000 Nevadans could lose health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement.(cllarita/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - More than 370,000 Nevadans could lose health coverage by 2019 if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement, according to a new report. The study, from the nonprofit People's Action Institute, also predicted that more that 22,000 people in Nevada would lose their ...Read More

In the 2014 general election, New York state was 49th for voter participation. Legislation now in Albany seeks to improve voter turnout. (Danny Howard/Flickr)

NEW YORK - A package of legislation introduced by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would streamline voter registration and increase turnout, good-government groups say. The New York Votes Act, unveiled Wednesday, would make big changes that include automatic voter registration, con ...Read More

Gov. Dannel Malloy wants to end the block-grant system of funding Connecticut public schools. (Dannel Malloy/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Advocates for school-funding reform say Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposals are a step in the right direction but don't go far enough. In his budget plan, Malloy called for ending the block-grant system of funding local school districts, and indicated that he wants to use enrollment in ...Read More

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