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PNS Daily Newscast - October 28, 2020 


A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.


2020Talks - October 28, 2020 


The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Archive: March 9, 2020

Muskie are apex predator fish native to the French Broad River that runs through western North Carolina. (Conserving Carolina)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- This spring, a project to restore more than 100 acres of low-lying ground surrounding the French Broad river in western North Carolina will commence. Conversationists say the effort will help boost the population of the large native fish, the muskie. Scott Loftis, habitat conser ...Read More

As in other states in the West, support for Democrats increasingly comes from urban areas such as Boise, Idaho. (Kenneth Freeman/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Democrats on Tuesday will help shape the presidential race. But as the state's population explodes, it's unclear what role Democrats will play on a statewide level going forward. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont are in a tight race for the ...Read More

Protecting 30% of nature by 2030 will require preserving green spaces in urban areas. (Wesley Fryer/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. -- To combat the extinction and climate crises, the United Nations has proposed governments protect 30% of land and water by 2030. Montanans are taking the first step toward doing that on Tuesday. The Sierra Club's Montana chapter is holding a meeting in Missoula to identify land ...Read More

The average cost of prescription drugs increased nearly 60% between 2012 and 2017. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- High costs are preventing nearly 1 in 3 Michigan adults from taking needed medication. However, solutions to help bring down the price of prescription medication could be around the corner. The new Prescription Drug Task Force established by Gov. Whitmer is starting its investiga ...Read More

Car emissions contribute to bad air days, especially during summer months. (elcovalana/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- In the final week of the legislative session, Washington state lawmakers are considering expanding the Clean Air Act to regulate mobile sources of pollution. The Clean Air Act Authority bill is the result of a state Supreme Court decision in January, which ruled that the state ca ...Read More

King County has launched a campaign to combat racism during the spread of coronavirus. (KingCounty.gov)

SEATTLE -- The spread of the novel coronavirus has put Asian American communities on edge as racism ramps up across the country. There are reports of physical attacks on Asian Americans in places such as New York City, although no incidents have been reported in Washington state. But Naomi Ishis ...Read More

Women face more challenges to saving money for retirement than men do. (fizkes/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - As they age, women often face greater financial risks than men. That's why AARP Oregon is holding workshops for women across the state on how to reach their financial goals. The workshops explore the key components to retirement security, including Social Security, personal savi ...Read More

A new AARP Texas survey shows that 82% of residents support new measures that would help them solve the puzzle of saving for retirement. (qimono/Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas -- Americans are living longer and working longer, but a new study shows the majority of Texans aren't socking away enough money for retirement, in part because their employers don't offer a plan for workers to save money. A survey of 500 small business owners conducted by AARP Texas ...Read More

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