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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


2020Talks - September 24, 2020 


A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Archive: June 16, 2020

End-of-life planning includes a person's wishes regarding medical treatment made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor.(JoshuaWoroniecki/Pixabay)<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Many of us fail to make known our end-of-life choices before a health crisis occurs, and with COVID-19 upon us, those decisions may be more important than ever. Now a nonprofit has stepped up to help Hispanics navigate their options. The bilingual campaign initiated by the gro ...Read More

Census numbers determine how the federal government distributes taxpayer dollars to states for education, food assistance, health care, housing and many children's programs. (U.S. Census Bureau)

DENVER --The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way nonprofits delivering in-home early-childhood development programs connect with families. As the deadline for the 2020 census draws nearer, Heather Tritten, executive director at Parent Possible, said her group's home visitors are reaching out to ...Read More

DENVER -- Three audio public service announcements related to the 2020 census are available to all media outlets in Colorado. The spots were created in order to reach parents and other adults caring for children. Numbers from the once-a-decade count help determine whether or not Colorado's children' ...Read More

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Racial disparities in Minnesota were getting more focus before the police killing of George Floyd. Black entrepreneurs hope the increased awareness raised by national and worldwide protests will turn the heads of larger banks so communities of color will see more investment. A numbe ...Read More

Only 42% (2-in-5) eligible seniors nationwide participate in SNAP, according to data from the Food Research and Action Network. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Older Arkansans who need help buying groceries are less likely to participate in the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program compared with younger residents, and experts say misunderstanding about the program and bureaucratic hurdles mean more seniors in the state ar ...Read More

Advocates say while society has become more accepting of gays and lesbians, there's still a lot of backlash toward those who identify as transgender. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Advocates for equal rights on Monday were handed a major victory by the U.S. Supreme Court which said federal law protects LGBTQ individuals from workplace discrimination. An Iowa group said it hopes the ruling will give an immediate boost to the transgender community. Courtney ...Read More

Many militia groups in the Northwest have historical roots in white-nationalist and racist movements. (freshidea/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Far-right militia groups in the Northwest are exploiting fears about COVID-19 and civil unrest to recruit members. Amy Herzfeld-Copple is deputy director of programs and strategic initiatives with the Western States Center, a civil rights group that follows far-right organizations. ...Read More

The Supreme Court paved the way for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. (Wikimedia Commons)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Just after the Supreme Court released its ruling on LGBTQ rights on Monday, the high court announced another decision that has alarmed climate activists. Environmentalists say the decision to uphold a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to run under a section of the Appalachi ...Read More

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