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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 

The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.

2020Talks - September 22, 2020 

It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Archive: April 13, 2020

Several Ohio communities are setting clean energy goals to help combat climate change. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new coalition is inviting communities to join an effort to create what it calls a healthier and more prosperous Ohio for generations to come. Power a Clean Future Ohio is comprised of environmental, clean energy and other organizations that are working with cities and towns to ...Read More

Pollution levels in Washington state could rise under the state Department of Ecology's flexible enforcement of regulations. (Scott Garner/Flickr)

SEATTLE -- Washington state and the federal government say they are relaxing enforcement of environmental regulations during the coronavirus outbreak. The Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency say the virus could interfere with industries' ability to c ...Read More

In a new national survey, 40% of high school seniors who already have decided on where to go for college say they are not receiving adequate information about how COVID-19 may affect their enrollment. (Adobe Stock)

AMES, Iowa -- The coronavirus pandemic could have a lasting impact on certain facets of society, including higher education. Two of Iowa's largest schools are preparing for how the situation will impact fall enrollment. A new national survey by the consulting firm Simpson Scarborough says one in ...Read More

In 2014, immigrants in northwest Arkansas contributed more than $3 billion to the region's economy. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The COVID-19 pandemic is making efforts to ensure immigrants in the state are all accounted for in the 2020 Census more difficult. Immigrant families accounted for 42% of Northwest Arkansas' population growth between 2009 and 2014, according to a report from the nonprofit rese ...Read More

Wyoming's Consumer Protection Unit is actively monitoring unlawful attempts to exploit the COVID-19 public health emergency, including unfair price increases for essential goods and false marketing of coronavirus cures. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Criminals are finding new ways to separate Wyoming residents from their money, and are using federal coronavirus stimulus checks as bait. Mark Klaassen, U.S. attorney for the District of Wyoming, says scammers seize on times of crisis, when people are afraid and looking for hope ...Read More

Arizonans already have the option to vote by mail. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted officials to propose extending mail-in ballots to all voters, for both the 2020 primary and general elections. (Darylann/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX -- Voting-rights advocates say partisan politics are blocking Arizona elections officials from allowing all voters in the state to use mail-in ballots in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Some 80% of Arizona voters already cast their ballots by mail, but Republicans in the state Legislatu ...Read More

In states such as Illinois and Maryland, reports have surfaced of grocery store workers dying after contracting COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Grocery workers in Wisconsin remain on the front lines, helping people stock up during the coronavirus pandemic. But despite showing up to work every day, a trade group says these workers are doing so without a key recognition from the state. A handful of states, including neigh ...Read More

Prior to the pandemic, rural health care systems were already dealing with a variety of challenges, including hospital closures. (Adobe Stock)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Rural areas didn't initially see a lot of COVID-19 cases when the disease first began to surface in the U.S. But that has changed, and rural hospitals in South Dakota might see more demand than they're used to. An analysis by The New York Times says the coronavirus has now b ...Read More

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