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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: May 1, 2019

The annual Missouri snapshot of child well-being shows improvement in family and community, economic and education categories, but a need for improvement in areas of health. (biker3/AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - For the past five years, Missouri has made continuous improvements in reducing the number of children younger than age 18 living in poverty and experiencing food insecurity. In other areas, however, the state has work to do. In the latest update from Missouri Kids Count, progr ...Read More

High blood pressure can lead to stroke, blood clots and kidney failure, among other serious health complications. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte residents soon will be able to check their own blood pressure at two city locations. The self-monitoring kiosks, placed at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus and Camino Community Health Center, will be open to the public on May 17, World Hypertension Day. Because there are ...Read More

A recent poll found that 60% of likely Colorado voters support a Green New Deal, which could include creating a new national network of high-speed rail. (Encino/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A series of community forums in Colorado and across the nation is taking the recent proposal for a Green New Deal seriously, and an event scheduled for Friday in Denver will tackle potential strategies for moving government leaders to action. Climate change is the defining issue of our tim ...Read More

Gov. Janet Mills' climate bill is the most ambitious in more than a decade for tackling the effects of climate change in Maine. (Adobe Stock)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine would take an ambitious turn to fight climate change with a new bill announced Tuesday by Gov. Janet Mills. The goals of LR 2478 are to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 45% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. According to the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the governor's plan includ ...Read More

California has large swaths of suitable gray wolf habitat, but only one known wolf pack, known as the Lassen pack. (deborahcat/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Trump administration wants to strip gray wolves of their Endangered Species Act protections in the lower 48 states - and the public comment period ends in two weeks. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by law is supposed to hold at least one public hearing, but has not done ...Read More

In 2017, the deferred-maintenance needs at Statue of Liberty National Monument totaled $166.4 million. (MonicaVolpin/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - National parks in New York and around the country are jeopardized by a $12 billion backlog of deferred repairs, but legislation now in Congress could make a difference. National parks not only provide recreation for millions of Americans but also preserve national heritage and boost loca ...Read More

Experts say low-income rentals are becoming harder to find in Nevada, and that landlord-tenant disputes are rampant. (Public Domain/Wikimedia)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Legal-aid groups are voicing support for a bill to prevent trouble between Nevada landlords and tenants. Senate Bill 256 already has passed the Senate and now awaits a hearing in the state Assembly's Commerce Committee. The bill would make a number of changes, including defining ...Read More

A proposed rule change by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission would end hunting contests that often target such apex predators as coyotes, bobcats and foxes. (GabrielAssan/AdobeStock)

CAREFREE, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is considering a ban on wildlife-killing contests. More than 20 of these events, also known as "targeted hunts," currently are held each year in Arizona. The targeted species usually include coyotes, bobcats and foxes but sometimes focus on mou ...Read More

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