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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 7, 2020

Connecticut lost a congressional seat after the 2020 census, something that could happen again if there is a significant undercount this time. (Greater New Haven Counts)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A parade of cars will roam New Haven Friday, blasting out tunes -- part of an event to draw attention to the census. The 2020 census is under way, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, outreach workers have had to think outside the box in order to get people excited about fi ...Read More

Group counseling is an important part of substance-abuse recovery. (Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The coronavirus has upended the community-based model that recovery centers use to help individuals battling addiction. Research shows social isolation can lead to relapse. Add job loss, lack of child care and worry about contracting COVID-19, and it's a stressful mix for the est ...Read More

Education accounts for one-third of general revenue spending in Wisconsin. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE -- If Wisconsin policymakers freeze or cut education spending amid the coronavirus budget fallout, lower-income districts might shoulder more of the burden, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. The nonpartisan research group says as the governor and state lawmakers g ...Read More

Mozelle and Don Neville of Idaho Falls received the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service for their work distributing goods in southern Idaho. (Sherwin Crooks/AARP Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho -- AARP is seeking Idahoans who have made a profound impact on their communities. Nominations for the 2020 Andrus Award for Community Service are open to individuals or couples 50 years of age or older who have volunteered their time to make their communities better. But like everyt ...Read More

After the pandemic took hold, Minnesota saw a nearly $4 billion swing from positive territory to negative territory in its state budget. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the span of two months, Minnesota's budget has taken a pandemic-driven turn off of a cliff. And that prompts fears about how a large deficit will impact social programs and residents in need. Earlier this year, Minnesota had a $1.5 billion surplus. But the COVID-19 crisis w ...Read More

HiHo Brewing Company in Cuyahoga Falls has had to convert entirely to take-out during the pandemic.(Ali Hovan)

By Maria McGinnis Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration with support from The George Gund Foundation Cindy Michael, owner of Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium in Cuyahoga Falls, was worried when she had to close her doors to customers becau ...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)

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tyson chicken plant in Goodlettsville is reporting nearly 300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among employees, and similar scenarios are popping up across the country where COVID-19 has spread rapidly in meat processing and packing facilities. The Centers for Disease ...Read More

Approximately 57,000 orphan wells are documented on federal, state, tribal and private lands, and hundreds of thousands more are undocumented or at risk of being abandoned and not plugged. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- As the oil and gas industry braces for more pain because of falling demand and a glutted market, 31 oil and gas producing states, including Nebraska, are asking the Trump administration to put unemployed oil and gas workers back to work cleaning up abandoned well sites. With Congr ...Read More

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