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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


2020Talks - September 30, 2020 


Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Archive: November 27, 2019

Some Ohions who rely on federal food assistance could see benefits reduced by $45 a month if the Trump administration's latest proposal is adopted. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As some Ohioans prepare for a big Thanksgiving feast, others brace for a possible hit to their food budgets. The Trump administration wants to cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by $4.5 billion over five years by changing how states use household utility co ...Read More

AARP Idaho says don't share your credit card or bank account information with anyone who calls to solicit a charitable donation. (Aris Suwanmalee/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – The winter holidays are supposed to be a time of good cheer, but fraud watchers are warning people to stay vigilant so scammers don't ruin the season. Fraudulent activity increases as folks do their holiday shopping during this hectic time of year. David McCallister, a fraud ex ...Read More

Only 29% of Americans attending a Thanksgiving dinner expected politics to be discussed, according to a 2017 Huffington Post survey. (MaggiePoo/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It's that time of year when the abundance of news stories can either prompt or discourage difficult discussions over the holiday dinner table. But if you're willing to take the plunge on some tough but important environmental topics, the Sierra Club says it has your back. ...Read More

Ford has signed an agreement with the state of California to voluntarily lower emissions and produce more electric vehicles, such as the Mach-E. (Consumer Reports)

LOS ANGELES – Clean cars are a hot topic at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, even though consumer watchdogs claim some car makers are playing a double game. The car companies are touting their "green" vehicles at the same time they support President Donald Trump's decision to loosen federa ...Read More

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., joined Washington state groups at a roundtable discussion this week to support a tax credit measure for working families. (SEIU 775)

SEATTLE – Ahead of the 2020 legislative session, a diverse coalition is calling on state lawmakers to fund a working-class tax break. The Working Families Tax Credit, the Evergreen State's version of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, would provide an average income boost of $350, mainly f ...Read More

A fast-growing aging population will greatly increase demand for caregivers in the years to come. (Adobe Stock)

FARGO, N.D. – As North Dakotans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, there are some who could use a little extra gratitude. About 68,000 North Dakotans are family caregivers, including Mary Beth Simmer of Fargo. She quit her job to provide care for her sister, who has passed away, but Simmer kno ...Read More

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Carolina has seen more than 50 cases of vaping-associated lung injury so far. (Adobe Stock)<br />

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The American Heart Association has launched a campaign called #QuitLying, aimed at addressing youth e-cigarette use and holding vaping companies accountable for misleading marketing. The strongly worded initiative comes as one in four high school students nationwide reports ...Read More

The American red wolf is one of the world's most endangered mammals. It once roamed from New Jersey to Texas, but only about 14 wolves live in the wild today, on the Albemarle Peninsula. (B. McPhee/USFWS/Wikimedia Commons)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – State officials are urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work harder to save endangered red wolves from extinction. The Albemarle Peninsula in northeastern North Carolina now is the only place in the country where red wolves can be found in the wild, and Heather Clar ...Read More

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