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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 20, 2020

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's reservations is among those in the Dakotas to report a COVID-19 case. (Public Domain)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- In recent weeks, Native American tribes have tried some aggressive approaches in their efforts to prevent the coronavirus from ravaging their territories. But in the Dakotas, the virus has found its way to some reservations. Scott Davis, executive director of the North Dakota I ...Read More

First Lady Trudi Inslee discusses caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic on Spread The Facts. (TVW)

SEATTLE -- Washington state has teamed up with the television network TVW and AARP to provide older adults with facts on how to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. The series "Spread the Facts" provides the public an opportunity to submit questions. On April 16, First Lady Trudi ...Read More

State education officials say the number of special education students in Minnesota gradually has increased over the years. The number now stands at roughly 150,000. (Adobe Stock)

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- Teachers across Minnesota, including special education teachers, are overcoming obstacles to carry out distance learning during the global health crisis. But longstanding federal funding shortages present challenges for the current situation, as well as the future, educators ...Read More

According to a recent study, there was a 38% reduction in emergency room procedures for heart attacks during the last week of March. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesotans have largely been following stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic. But health officials say a troubling trend appears to be emerging for those dealing with health emergencies not related to the public health crisis. The Minnesota Health Department say ...Read More

The current version of the federal Conservation Stewardship Program was launched in 2008. (Adobe Stock)

WASHINGTON, Iowa -- The coronavirus pandemic remains the focus of policymakers as they look to reduce the impact of the global outbreak. While those important actions play out, other key programs, including one that helps Iowa farmers implement conservation practices, are continuing. Iowa farmer ...Read More

Data show that over a prolonged period, the impact of social isolation is as harmful to an individual as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. (gerald/Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas -- Research shows too much social isolation has negative effects on people, and the coronavirus pandemic has worsened the problem. But there are many tactics to help you cope. Social isolation among seniors is common because they live alone after losing a spouse or friend, or have ...Read More

Texas is home to nearly 5 million people without health insurance, but also is one of 17 states that has not expanded Medicaid. (Resprouk/Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas -- If we didn't know before, we now realize how important personal protective equipment, or PPE, and respirators are to fighting a coronavirus pandemic. But awareness also has been raised that some groups in society are more susceptible than others. Brian Sasser, chief communicatio ...Read More

Volunteers unload boxes of water on the Navajo Nation as part of a grassroots food-distribution effort to help the 180,000 tribal members during the coronavirus pandemic. (Deidra Peaches)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A relief fund to help Navajo and Hopi families in the Navajo Nation cope with the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $800,000 to date. The Navajo Nation has reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases, with the latest information showing 44 deaths. Cassandra Begay is the co ...Read More

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