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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 

President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.

2020Talks - October 23, 2020 

The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Archive: June 10, 2020

Every $1 million spent on watershed restoration can result in total economic activity of $2.2 million to $2.5 million, according to a study by the University of Oregon. (

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- There are five major rivers in New Mexico, and with June designated National Rivers Month, now is the time to appreciate them for the habitat, drinking water and recreation they provide. The San Juan, Pecos, Rio Grande, Canadian and Gila are New Mexico's major rivers. From panf ...Read More

Childhood experience in the United States varies greatly by county, according to a new report. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Oldham County ranks in the top three counties nationwide for doing the most to protect and provide for its children, according to a new analysis of childhood experience by county. The report by the nonprofit group Save The Children analyzed data from more than 2,600 counties acro ...Read More

A new national report ranks Tennessee in the top three among states for its high school graduation rate. (Adobe Stock) <br />

RIPLEY, Tenn. -- A new national report finds Lauderdale County is among the nation's top counties for on-time high school graduation, despite its child poverty rate of 35%. The report by the nonprofit group Save The Children analyzed data from more than 2,600 counties across the United States. In T ...Read More

More than 23% of children in Arkansas live in families that face hunger on a regular basis. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Being a kid is a very different experience depending on where you live in Arkansas. Saline County is the top-ranked county in the state, in a new analysis of childhood experiences across America. The report from the group Save the Children examines a number of factors that cut ...Read More

Minnesota is approaching the 30,000 mark for confirmed COVID-19 cases, although state health officials say overall, the numbers show continued signs of stabilization. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Starting today, dine-in restaurants and other venues can reopen in Minnesota at limited capacity. However, the state warns there still are some key concerns, with the pandemic showing no signs of ending soon. The latest phase of Minnesota's reopening comes amid some positive sign ...Read More

Lisa Gadek of Columbus is among the 1.2 million Ohioans who filed for unemployment between March 15 and March 30. She still has not received a payment. (Lucia Walinchus)

By Cid Standifer Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Marnie Behan got a surprising message last month from Ohio's Department of Jobs and Family Services about her ongoing unemp ...Read More

George Floyd murals, such as this one in Milwaukee, have surfaced across the globe following protests over his killing by Minneapolis police. (Graham Kilmer)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- From middle America to Europe, murals have popped up in honor of George Floyd amid the renewed fight for racial justice. In South Dakota, there are parallels to other works that call attention to the issues of systemic racism. Jim Speirs, executive director of the group Arts So ...Read More

Approval voting had been used for electing leadership for associations before entering the U.S. electoral system in 2020. (Adobe Stock)

FARGO, N.D. -- This week's municipal election in Fargo ushered in a new approach to the democratic process, as the city became the first in the nation to try "approval voting." The system allows a voter to endorse as many people in a multi-candidate race as he or she likes. However, there aren't mu ...Read More

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