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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2020 


GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander comes to the defense of Dr. Anthony Fauci; the NAACP goes to bat over student debt and Election 2020.


2020Talks - October 20, 2020 


Early voting starts in Florida, and North Carolina allows election officials to start the ballot curing process. Plus, Trump's attacks on Dr. Fauci.

Archive: October 14, 2019

There are nearly 860,000 Oregonians who have health coverage through Medicare. (HuzaimePhotography/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Starting Tuesday, Medicare enrollees and folks new to the program can review their plans or sign up for 2020. Open enrollment in the health insurance program runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, giving nearly 860,000 Oregonians the opportunity to change their coverage if they choose ...Read More

Members of the Nikwasi Initiative gather in Franklin, North Carolina. (Juanita Wilson)

FRANKLIN, N.C. — After preserving a sacred Cherokee site in Franklin, known as the Nikwasi Mound, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a local conservation group are now developing a 60-mile cultural corridor. The corridor will run between Nikwasi Mound and another heritage site ...Read More

Boise, Idaho first recognized Indigenous Peoples Day in 2018. (Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence)

BOISE, Idaho – Momentum is growing to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, including in Idaho cities. On Monday, the Indigenous Idaho Alliance, indigenous communities in Boise and representatives of the Five Tribes of Idaho gather in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building to mark t ...Read More

In 2018, Kentucky ranked 46th among the states for solar industry growth, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Today, solar-energy advocates from across the state are hand-delivering hundreds of citizen comments to the Kentucky Public Service Commission, calling for fair rates for energy produced by solar panels. A bill signed by Gov. Matt Bevin earlier this year allows the commission ...Read More

Saltwater injection oil wells have the potential to leak onto farmers' land and make it untenable. (wahoowins/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is proposing to strengthen regulations for abandoned oil wells. The proposals have landowners and groups such as the Dakota Resource Council (DRC) cautiously optimistic, seeing the rules as a long time coming. Draft rules include a measure to make companies pa ...Read More

A recent report found Colorado hospitals could have saved consumers more than $11.5 billion over nine years by reining in administration costs and profit margins. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Colorado officials want to hear from the public on a new proposal to add a more affordable "public option" for health coverage. Adela Flores-Brennan, executive director with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, said the plan will help control costs to consumers, in part by spurr ...Read More

Nine healthcare CEOs will battle for grant dollars in the competition known as

ARLINGTON, Va. — A unique competition is being held this week for healthcare entrepreneurs with ideas for getting underserved communities better health solutions. This Thursday, October 17, nine business leaders will compete for thousands of dollars of EmPOWERED To Serve Business Accelerator g ...Read More

The difference between Ohio's black and white unemployment rates is the fifth-largest in the U.S.<br />(Whitefeldink/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New research shows discrimination and segregation continue to plague Ohio and other Midwestern states. According to the report "Race in the Heartland," while more black Americans live in the 12-state Midwestern region than in other regions, equity metrics here are worse than i ...Read More

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