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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 


The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.


2020Talks - September 22, 2020 


It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Archive: August 19, 2019

A farm in Berea has partnered with a local substance-abuse treatment center to help women in recovery with job training. (Facebook/Sustainable Berea)

BEREA, Ky. — A pilot program in Berea where women in recovery learn job skills through farming saw its first batch of graduates this month. Harvesting Hope is a partnership between Sustainable Berea and Liberty Place, a recovery center for women in Richmond, along with several local business ...Read More

North Carolina Asian Americans Together and other advocacy organizations have expressed opposition to the Trump administration's move to broaden who is considered to be a

RALEIGH, N.C. — Trepidation is rising in North Carolina's Asian-American community amid recent changes to federal immigration law slated to go into effect on October 15. The new rules take into consideration a green-card applicant's income level and use of federal assistance programs, among ot ...Read More

A single person with no children can earn up to $1,247 a month and qualify for federal food assistance, and most recipients have to work at least 20 hours a week. (Pixabay)

RALSTON, Neb. – Children's advocates are hoping Nebraskans will weigh in on a proposal by the Trump administration that could kick more than 3 million people, including children, out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If implemented, an estimated 265,000 children nation ...Read More

The ratio of CEO-to-worker compensation is 4.7 times greater than it was 30 years ago. (Hyejin Kang/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – A new analysis finds pay to CEOs is ballooning while average wages for workers remain stagnant. The Economic Policy Institute looked at compensation for CEOs at the 350 largest firms in the U.S. and found they have risen more than 1,000% over the past four decades. Meanwhile, pay ...Read More

Licenses to hemp growers in Wisconsin grew from about 250 in 2018 to 1,400 in 2019. (StockPhotoPro/Adobe Stock)

EAST TROY, Wis. – An event in southern Wisconsin is offering tips to farmers interested in the booming business of hemp. The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is hosting the Industrial Hemp Production Field Day next month to showcase different growing methods for hemp that is high in a c ...Read More

Forage fish attract larger predator fish, like striped bass, but they often wind up as the unintended bycatch in commercial fishing nets. (Reimar/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Forage fish have been declining in Pennsylvania rivers, but a bill now in Congress could help restore their numbers. Shad, river herring and other migratory species return to rivers like the Delaware and Susquehanna to breed, but they live much of their lives in ocean waters ...Read More

Colorado's zero-emissions policy would require 6% of cars sold by 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles, a move that is projected to eliminate more than 3 million metric tons of greenhouse-gas pollution. (DOD)

DENVER – Colorado has joined 10 other states that have adopted an official zero-emission standard for vehicles, a move Gov. Jared Polis says will lead to cleaner energy and healthier air. The action comes as the Trump administration is working to restrict states' rights to adopt protections ...Read More

A governor-appointed task force is expected to recommend a regulatory structure soon for legalizing marijuana in New Mexico, with legislative approval to be debated in the 2020 session. (creakyjoints.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Earlier this year, New Mexico authorized state agencies to regulate the hemp industry, and now it appears poised to tackle the growing interest in legalization of cannabis. Economist and marijuana market consultant Kelly O'Donnell recently told a task force established by th ...Read More

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