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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2020 

COVID-19 reported to be on the rise in more than 30 states; and will Supreme Court nomination tilt U.S. Senate races?

2020Talks - September 21, 2020 

Biden pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump plans to announce his replacement nominee this week. Plus, early voting in four states.

Archive: April 23, 2020

 Bottled water is being distributed to needy families in areas where water supplies are compromised, mainly in the San Joaquin and eastern Coachella Valleys. (Isabel Solorio)

By Claudia Boyd Barrett for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter for California News Service/Public News Service Reporting for the YES! Media-California Health Report -- Public New Service Collaboration As Californians shelter at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak, an estimated 1 million of ...Read More

According to USA Today, the coronavirus has been found in at least 2,300 of the nation's nursing homes. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin health officials say there have been more than 400 coronavirus cases in group housing facilities, including nursing homes, with at least 79 deaths. That has prompted calls for people to contact long term care facilities and check on the safety of loved ones. The urging ...Read More

A World Food Programme report finds the coronavirus pandemic could double the number of people worldwide suffering from hunger. (Adobe Stock)

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Demand for food is up by 40% statewide, as more families see their paychecks disappear and the economy dives into a recession. And regional food banks are struggling to keep pace with demand. Kurt Reiber is president and CEO of Freestore FoodBank in Cincinnati, which serves nort ...Read More

A one-week delay in reducing jail populations could mean 18,000 lives lost to COVID-19, according to a new report. (Lightfield Studios/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A new epidemiological model released by the American Civil Liberties Union says unless jail populations are reduced immediately, the COVID-19 pandemic could claim about 100,000 more American lives, doubling current projections. There are almost 740,000 people in American jails where so ...Read More

Virtual library story times are becoming part of the new normal in Missouri. (AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Their doors may be closed because of COVID-19, but libraries throughout Missouri still are serving their communities. Cindy Dudenhoffer, president of the Missouri Library Association, says librarians already work hard to ensure they have materials and programs that are repre ...Read More

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