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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: March 4, 2020

Eelgrass is critical habitat for juvenile crab and salmon. (David Ayers/U.S. Geological Survey)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- A natural gas terminal proposed for southern Oregon could endanger a sea plant critical to commercial fishing and ocean habitats, scientists say. Mike Graybill, a marine scientist in Coos Bay, said the forest of eelgrass in the area's tidal waters is crucial habitat for a variety ...Read More

A new report says housing instability has multiple effects on health, even leading to mental health conditions and behavioral problems in children. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- A new report from a Wisconsin research group connects the dots between a person's housing situation and his or her overall health. The findings from the Community Advocates' Public Policy Institute recommend that policymakers take certain steps to ensure that people aren't either t ...Read More

By August 1920, 36 states including Nevada had ratified the 19th Amendment, ensuring that across the country, the right to vote could not be denied based on sex. (

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada is getting a head start in celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago this August, installing a new marker in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday. The marker was created to recognize the significant efforts of the city's women in the fight for voting rights. Uni ...Read More

In addition to flood mitigation, advocates pushing a sales-tax increase in Iowa say it would help to ensure clean water. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is trying to build support for a 1-cent sales-tax increase that would help fund conservation programs. It's a tough sell in the Legislature, but some groups are throwing their support behind the plan. A portion of the tax hike would fulfill a 2010 constitu ...Read More

Refugees arrive in the United States with the status of

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee residents who also are refugees are gathering outside the State Capitol today to protest House lawmakers' passage of a resolution that they contend says they aren't welcome here. The resolution opposes Gov. Bill Lee's decision to continue the state's refugee resettleme ...Read More

Elliot Feltner of Cleveland says he was devastated when a property he inherited was sold by a Board of Revision panel without his knowledge. (Eye on Ohio)

Print version by Ashton Nichols, Samantha Raudins, Lukas Udstuen and Lucia Walinchus Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, The Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration This story was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Cen ...Read More

Residents cut the ribbon on Golden Age Park in Los Angeles in November. The park was built in part with funds from the AARP Community Challenge grant program. (Nacho Mora)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Projects that promote livability for people of all ages may be eligible for thousands of dollars in grants as part of the Community Challenge grant program from AARP. The program, now in its fourth year, has funded 13 projects across California so far. Tori Kjer, executive dir ...Read More

A survey of Boone County, W.Va., high school students found that 57% use e-cigarettes, almost three times the national average. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two West Virginia teens concerned about their peers' use of e-cigarettes conducted a poll that now is helping state lawmakers' push to fund tobacco- and vaping-education programs. Kelsi Akers and Haley Ceravolo surveyed almost 600 students in Boone County's three high schools - ...Read More

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