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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: May 21, 2018

Cover crops are grown for several benefits ranging from protecting and enhancing soil to pest suppression, but a study finds they also can be an income source for carbon credits. (Michael Fields Agricultural Institute)

MADISON, Wis. — Cover crops have been around about as long as farming. Among other benefits, cover crops are good for the soil and create a natural barrier against pests. But they could also have another surprising benefit: carbon credits. Cover crops eliminate a surprising amount of carbon ...Read More

Timber and environmental interests have clashed in management of forests, including those in and around Olympic National Park. (ChelseaWa/Flickr)

FORKS, Wash. – A grand experiment on the Olympic Peninsula could shape the way the Northwest manages its forests. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and University of Washington scientists are working on a large-scale project to find out which practices benefit both the env ...Read More

AARP Nebraska is hopeful that family medical leave and tax credits for caregivers will be considered in upcoming legislative sessions. (Mark Goebel/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. — In a legislative session dominated by fiscal woes, state lawmakers passed several measures that should help improve the lives of Nebraskans ages 50 and over. Jina Ragland, associate state director of advocacy and outreach at AARP Nebraska, said their volunteers were on the gr ...Read More

Since 1993, the number of South Dakota households headed by women has increased 112 percent. (pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new report says the overall number of children living in poverty in South Dakota hasn't changed much in the past 25 years. What has risen sharply in the past two decades is the percentage of families led by single parents - both women and men. Carole Cochran, project d ...Read More

Mark Williams will give an overview of mechanical and cultural controls used on his organic farm during a summer tour series. (Mark Williams)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than two dozen growers and producers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan will be pulling back the curtain this summer to give the public a behind the scenes look at sustainable agriculture in action. The 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series is open to an ...Read More

Gov. Kate Brown's proposed tax break would cost the state about $13 million a year, according to the Legislative Revenue Office. (Edmund Garman/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – A special legislative session called by Gov. Kate Brown begins in Salem Monday. Brown is gathering lawmakers in an effort to extend a tax break for so-called pass-through businesses, or those in which profits go to the owner, who then pays taxes on his or her income instead of ...Read More

Jade Bahr, who is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, is running for Montana Legislature, for the House seat in Billings. (Mark Cetrone Photography)

BILLINGS, Mont. – The number of Native Americans running for political office is surging across the country this year. More than 100 candidates representing both parties have entered contests, according to Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today – with Montana seeing the highest n ...Read More

Approximately 833,000 people drive for Uber in a year, which would account for 0.56 percent of all employment. But on average drivers work 17 hours per week and just three months. (Mark Warner)

DENVER – The nation is making progress toward full employment, according to recent data, but don't rush to attribute that to the so-called gig economy. A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows the impact of tech companies such as Uber is overrated. Lawrence Mishel, a distingui ...Read More

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