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PNS Daily Newscast - October 27, 2020 


Protests as Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court; New York targets transportation, the state's biggest source of carbon pollution.


2020Talks - October 27, 2020 


U.S. Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in a nearly party-line vote. GOP Sen. Susan Collins, up for reelection, is the lone vote against.

Archive: March 6, 2020

Supporters of a bill banning labor unions at the state's public universities claim it would pave the way for professors who have more work experience outside of higher education. (Adobe Stock)

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota's governor is expected to sign a bill that would ban faculty members at the state's public universities from any form of collective bargaining. The proposal, pushed by Republicans in the state Legislature, recently cleared both the House and Senate. The office of GOP G ...Read More

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A memo will soon go out to principals in New Mexico's largest public school district, reminding them about the district's policy on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The Albuquerque school district has the most kids in the state, and its policy prohibits f ...Read More

More than three-quarters of Americans believe the CDC and doctors will help reduce their risk from coronavirus. (JHDT Productions/Adobe Stock)

EUGENE, Ore. -- Despite these politically divided times, Americans still are ready to listen to health officials during the coronavirus epidemic. That's according to a February survey from the University of Oregon, which finds trust is high in doctors, and in the Centers for Disease Control and Pr ...Read More

P.S. 67 in Brooklyn has onsite medical facilities, mental health counselors and a food pantry. (Mike Hickey/@manabouttownnyc)

By Florina Rodov Broadcast version by Andrea Sears Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-New York News Connection NEW YORK -- When Latoya Ramjit struggles to make ends meet, she turns to a food pantry that provides milk, juice, cereal, fresh fruit and vegetables, and even cleaning supplies and hyg ...Read More

In Wisconsin, state health officials say more than a dozen people are being monitored for coronavirus. There has been at least one positive test in the state. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin health officials are monitoring more than a dozen more residents for coronavirus. They also continue to urge people to wash their hands routinely to avoid contracting the virus. But for people who are homeless, that's an obvious problem. Access to running water or proper ...Read More

The Florida Attorney General and Department of Children and Families announced lawsuits against the Florida Coalition of Domestic Violence on Wednesday, in hopes of preserving evidence and recovering allegedly misused funds. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's investigation into a domestic-violence nonprofit and its alleged misappropriation of millions in state funds ramped up this week with a lawsuit against the group's executive leadership. It says Tiffany Carr, who led the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, wa ...Read More

California is home to 9 million children, half of whom have at least one immigrant parent. (ULKare/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - California is taking action on multiple fronts to combat Trump administration policies that the state sees as harmful to children, according to State Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Becerra was among those honored yesterday at the "State of the Child" 2020 event. Mayra Alvarez, pres ...Read More

Supporters of Equal Rights Amendments say they can level the field for women, but can also be helpful for men in a variety of ways, including parental rights. (Mike Moen/PNS)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesotans advocating for an Equal Rights Amendment say they're encouraged by progress made at the national level earlier this year -- but that isn't stopping their state-level efforts. The federal amendment, which would prohibits discrimination based on sex, reached a mileston ...Read More

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