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PNS Daily Newscast - November 23, 2020 

The holiday forecast calls for fewer cars on the road for Thanksgiving; dealing with racial impact of cap and trade.

2020Talks - November 23, 2020 

Trump campaign is running out of legal options as more states certify. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: October 1, 2020

A 2013 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that gutted key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act allowed new laws that make it more difficult to vote in Indian Country. (

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- This year's coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult for many Americans to vote in the Nov. 3 election, but voting obstacles are not new for those living in Indian country. Native American reservations have what's called non-standard mail service, which means they don't ha ...Read More

One in four Texas women of childbearing age is uninsured, the highest rate in the nation, according to a 2019 report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. (ramosiquitos/Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas -- When it comes to maternity care, many women are on their own during and after pregnancy due to increasing swaths of the country becoming areas with limited or no access to obstetrics care. Maternity-care deserts are much like food deserts; in this case counties with limited access, ...Read More

Seventy percent of all oil and gas leases granted royalty relief during the coronavirus health emergency were in Wyoming. (Richard Masoner/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Bureau of Land Management is failing to ensure taxpayers receive a fair market value for oil and gas deposits on federal lands, according to a new report. Autumn Hanna, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, said due to outdated and poor land-management policies, over t ...Read More

Nearly 65% of payday loan storefronts in Nebraska are owned by out-of-state corporations. (Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons)

RALSTON, Neb. -- If voters approve Ballot Initiative 428 in November, payday lenders say most operators would be forced to shut down, leaving Nebraskans with poor credit no alternatives when they need emergency cash. But proponents argue charging more than 400% interest is predatory behavior that c ...Read More

Protesters have gathered in Louisville for more than 125 days to call for police accountability over the killing of Breonna Taylor. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Faith leaders providing sanctuary for protesters under Louisville's citywide curfew, which lifted on Monday, say they're being targeted by law enforcement. A legal loophole protects an individual from being in public after curfew if they are traveling to or from a place of worshi ...Read More

A Proud Boys leader last week repeated President Donald Trump's call for people to show up at polling places and monitor the vote. (Anthony Crider/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Civil-rights groups are criticizing President Donald Trump's remarks at Tuesday night's debate, where he called on the right-wing group "Proud Boys" to "stand back and stand by." Yesterday he amended that to "stand down," but the group, which has been involved in violent confront ...Read More

Minnesota has been using county-level case data for the coronavirus to determine if schools can have any level of in-person classes. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the Twin Cities, teachers are demanding more safety protocols before students gradually return from full-time distance learning. They also want disparities felt by students across Minnesota addressed by state leaders. This week, teacher unions in Minneapolis and St. Paul held ...Read More

An estimated $4 million in tax dollars are spent annually to clean up litter alongside Ohio's highways. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Opponents of a bill that would thwart local plastic-bag bans are making an eleventh-hour plea to Gov. Mike DeWine to veto the legislation. If signed into law, House Bill 242 would temporarily prohibit cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic bags and containers. ...Read More

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