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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: June 25, 2019

Families spend about $300 more each month on meals during the summer, compared with their food costs during the school year. (Aleksei Potov/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — While summer provides a break from school, it also can be a season of hunger for some kids. A bill in Congress could help address this issue. Congressman Rick Larsen, D-Wash., is co-sponsoring the Summer Meals Act of 2019 to better integrate summer education and meals programs and ...Read More

Green The Rez campaign backers want North and South Dakota to develop renewable-energy standards of 50% by 2030. (Lakota People's Law Project)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Once at the center of a pipeline fight, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing a green way out of reliance on fossil fuels. The Lakota People's Law Project is leading a campaign known as "Green The Rez" to create a renewable-energy blueprint for the people of Standing R ...Read More

Some midwestern farmers say this was the first May in which they couldn't plant any crops, because of an extremely wet and cold spring. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. — The U.S. is coming off the wettest year on record, seen most dramatically in this spring's massive flooding. And Nebraska farmers are looking to age-old conservation practices to help them adapt. State Sen. Tim Gragert of Creighton has more than 30 years of experience with th ...Read More

A new survey from the Episcopal Health Foundation finds 60% of Texas say health care is their biggest household expense. (AdobeStock)

HOUSTON — More than half of all Texans say they struggle on a daily basis to afford health care, according to a new survey. The findings come from the 2019 Texas Health Policy Survey from the Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation. Brian Sasser, chief communications officer with the foun ...Read More

Chemical production is the top manufacturing industry in North Carolina. (littlewolf1989/Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Manufacturing looks different in North Carolina today than it did in the past, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. In the second half of the 20th century, manufacturing expanded into the Southeast from the Midwest. A ...Read More

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BOZEMAN, Mont. — An ambitious project from National Geographic is returning to Yellowstone National Park this week, and also will feature Montana's prairie. "Yellowstone Live" is a four-night special from the renowned science organization featuring live crews stationed across the Greater Yello ...Read More

The high cost of health care is believed to be one reason the rate of U.S. residents age 65 and older filing for bankruptcy increased more than 200% from 1991 to 2016. (aarp.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, according to AARP, which says it's time for Americans to demand that pharmaceutical companies stop deflecting blame and reduce prices. The AARP message is part of the "Stop Rx Greed" campaign aimed at lowerin ...Read More

The National Park Service says Gateway Arch National Park needs almost $25 million in repairs.(National Park Service)

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Hope is on the horizon to fix up our national parks, which have compiled almost $12 billion in deferred maintenance. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources will discuss a bill to fund about half the repairs. The money would take care of ...Read More

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