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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: September 25, 2019

Jeff Ruby believes just one positive connection in a kid's life can change their trajectory. (Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio-based restaurateur Jeff Ruby of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment has wined and dined celebrities and dignitaries alike, but food isn't his only passion. He's also committed to helping vulnerable youths. Ruby grew up without a father in his life, and says he was on the wr ...Read More

Around 200,000 Tennessee children live in areas of concentrated poverty, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The number of Tennessee children living in poverty has fallen by 7%, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. That makes the state one of 29 nationwide making progress in reducing child poverty. Richard Kennedy, executive director of the Tennessee Commis ...Read More

The Student Success Act will make $1 billion a year available to education in Oregon starting in 2020. (Syda Productions/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – As Oregon teachers and communities celebrate the Student Success Act, the first phase in how funding will be doled out is beginning. The bill's passage marked a major milestone for education, which has seen disinvestment since a 1990 ballot measure limited the dollars availa ...Read More

Transportation is the leading source of greenhouse-gas emissions in the state of New York. (290712/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – New York is one of 14 states that has adopted California's tough auto-emissions standards, and now it's fighting to keep that right. When the Trump administration announced last week that it will revoke California's longstanding waiver allowing it to set tighter emission and fuel- ...Read More

W. Va. House Speaker Roger Hanshaw has a degree in chemistry, but makes his living as an attorney for natural-gas companies. (W. Va. Legislature)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – In an unprecedented statewide video conference on Tuesday, West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw took questions from schoolchildren in the state about climate change. But at no time did he say climate change is a real problem, or even use the phrase. Hans ...Read More

Office-cleaner contracts in Pennsylvania could set the standard for 75,000 workers up and down the East Coast. (sculder1909/Adobe Stock)

PHILADELPHIA – Office cleaners in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are negotiating new contracts that could set the stage for workers up and down the East Coast. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will join more than a thousand workers tomorrow as building cleaners in Philadelphia rally for a new cont ...Read More

African-American children in Virginia are seven times as likely as white children to live in poverty. (Aksinia/Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Despite a long period of economic expansion since the Great Recession, the state of Virginia saw no progress in reducing child poverty since 2008, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Kids Count data snapshot shows that 5% of children in the state, ...Read More

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