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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: May 5, 2020

The Out 4 Mental Health virtual town halls are a chance for members of the LGBTQ+ community to voice their experiences of the pandemic. (CALGBTQ Health and Human Services)

LOS ANGELES -- The LGBTQ+ community faces special challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, and these challenges are the focus of a series of virtual town halls beginning Wednesday night. The events will be a forum for LGBTQ+ people to bring up issues they've been facing and brainstorm solutions. Nic ...Read More

Groups that promote unity and social harmony are encouraging Americans to find ways to connect despite social distancing. (#WeavingCommunity)

BOSTON -- A new online campaign called #WeavingCommunity aims to confront the social crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their website, weaving.us, gives tips on ways to connect and to show folks care about their communities. Pearce Godwin, co-director of the Listen First Project and the Nati ...Read More

Tight working conditions on production lines in meat and poultry processing facilities make it impossible for workers to adhere to 6-foot distancing. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire among poultry workers, and President Donald Trump has issued an executive order giving Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue greater authority to handle the response to the global pandemic. Arkansas is home to several large chicken suppliers em ...Read More

Wetlands prevent flooding by sponging up excess water after storms and heavy rains. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Southern Environmental Law Center and other groups have sued the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for redefining which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. The move strips protections from more than half of the country's waters ...Read More

Juvenile-court officials say school closures because of the coronavirus pandemic have contributed to the nationwide drop in youth arrests and detention. (Adobe Stock)

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Juvenile courts report arrests of young people have dropped since the coronavirus pandemic began. Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation show the number of kids in local youth detention centers across thirty states dipped by 24% in March alone. Children's Law Center of Kentucky ...Read More

Voting by mail is hard for Native Americans who live on reservations because the vast majority use post office boxes. (ray_explores/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. -- Native Americans are facing a series of barriers to voting in Montana's upcoming primary election. Due to COVID-19, all Montana counties are providing a vote-by-mail option. Marci McLean, executive director of Western Native Voice, said this presents the first challenge for Native ...Read More

One scam popping up recently claims there is a vaccine or treatment for coronavirus. (MUHAMMADROHAIZAD/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- Scammers are taking advantage of Americans' heightened state of anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. Kay Tomlinson is a fraud-prevention specialist in Washington state with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. She said there are a variety of scams circulating right now, including "can't-mi ...Read More

Experts say health care workers are experiencing

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- From devastation in hospitals to fears of infecting family members, health care workers are taking on added stress during the pandemic. Some Minnesota nurses recently shared how the crisis is affecting their mental well-being. A New York City doctor's suicide last month brought ...Read More

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