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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 


Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.


2020Talks - October 1, 2020 


Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says they plan to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Archive: January 15, 2020

Nearly 700,000 Kentuckians, including almost 200,000 children, are uncertain where their next meal will come from. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Andy Beshear and groups that work to end hunger rally today in Frankfort, highlighting the fact that one in seven Kentuckians is considered "food insecure." Scottie Lee is a third-generation Western Kentucky farmer who participates in the "Farms to Food Banks" program, run by ...Read More

According to the American Immigration Council, more than 150,000 Kentucky residents are immigrants. A proposal in the Legislature would mandate that state agencies work to help enforce federal immigration law. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill to require local police and other public agencies to actively participate in enforcing federal immigration law. Co-sponsored by Sen. Danny Carroll from Paducah and ten other lawmakers - all Republicans - the bill is slated to be read tomor ...Read More

Children's advocates want 2020 to be the year Idaho lawmakers end religious groups' exemptions from prosecution in cases of medical neglect of children. (Miguel/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Experts and children's advocates are in Boise this week to discuss a religious exemption that protects faith-healing groups from prosecution when a child dies without receiving medical treatment. The years-long battle over the exemption again will be in front of Idaho lawmakers. Acc ...Read More

In her second State of the State address, Gov. Kristi Noem promised to grow South Dakota's economy, which has lagged behind the nation's. (foundationforgovernment.org)

PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Kristi Noem stressed that South Dakota is "open for business" in her second State of the State address on Tuesday, citing tax laws that encourage companies to move to the state or expand their operations. Noem said she's committed to what she calls the "four pillars of protecti ...Read More

Transportation-hub workers say the Healthy Terminals Act would help them get quality, affordable health care. (Credit: SEIU 32BJ)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Workers at New York's transportation hubs went to Albany yesterday to tell legislators they need help getting high-quality health insurance while serving the public. Low-wage workers from John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Stewart international airports, Grand Central and Pennsylvania s ...Read More

Some analysts predict that just the interest on the U.S. national debt could exceed $1 trillion in a decade. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Some Illinois college students are part of a growing movement to raise awareness of the $23 trillion national debt and brainstorm solutions. Teams involved in the Up to Us competition receive training and funds to create a campus campaign to engage others to act, to help addres ...Read More

Oregon Bureau of Labor Industries has received more than 2,500 claims of age discrimination in the past decade. (fizkes/Adobe Stock)

SALEM, Ore. -- Creating an age-discrimination task force will be a priority during the Oregon Legislature's short session next month. The discussion on how to address this issue started in the 2019 session after a 2018 AARP survey found three in five older workers in the state have seen or experien ...Read More

Proposed rollbacks to a national environmental law known as NEPA would restrict the public's ability to speak out against large infrastructure projects such as oil pipelines. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Critics are pushing back on a new Trump administration plan to roll back a bedrock environmental law that requires careful review of large projects, contending that the change could be disastrous for impoverished and minority communities. Kym Hunter, senior attorney with the ...Read More

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