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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 

Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.

2020Talks - October 1, 2020 

Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says it plans to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Archive: June 17, 2020

The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a proposed rule that is expected to reduce the importation of fraudulent organic products. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some Ohio farmers are anxiously awaiting a new federal rule designed to get tough on fraudulent organic imports. The Strengthening Organic Enforcement rule is expected to enhance federal oversight of organic accreditation and certification. Angela Schriver, an organic grain farmer ...Read More

More than 100 Tacoma paraeducators will have their hours reduced so much in the new school year that they will no longer be eligible for health insurance. (NeONBRAND/Unsplash)

TACOMA, Wash. -- Tacoma schools plan to cut or reduce the hours of hundreds of educators who work with the most vulnerable students. More than 400 paraeducators will be laid off, transferred or have their work hours cut in the fall. Glory Tichy, president of the Tacoma Federation of Paraeducators, ...Read More

Juana Ortega remains in sanctuary in a church in North Carolina. Her case is highlighted in the film Santuario. (Working Films/WomenAdvaNCe)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Juana Ortega came to the United States in the 1990s seeking political asylum from Guatemala, but for the past few years she's been living in a Greensboro church under sanctuary. Her story is the focus of a film that looks at the ways immigration enforcement practices are harming fam ...Read More

Alderman Roderick Sawyer of Chicago's 6th Ward introduced an ordinance that would end the Chicago Public Schools' security agreement with the Chicago Police Department. (VOYCES)

CHICAGO -- Amid the intensifying appeals to rethink the role of police in cities across the country, there's a new push to end the police presence in Chicago schools. An ordinance announced Tuesday calls for Chicago Public Schools to terminate its $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Depart ...Read More

Advocates for LGBTQ South Dakotans say some members of the Legislature have been very aggressive in pushing policy aimed at curbing their rights and protections. (Adobe Stock)

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The reaction to this week's Supreme Court ruling for equal rights in the workplace has been a joyous one within the LGBTQ community, but one South Dakota group predicts things won't change much in the Mount Rushmore State -- and that fears of workplace discrimination will continu ...Read More

A federal program to aid thousands of small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis has come under fire because the U.S. Treasury is refusing to say who's getting the funds. (Chansom Pantik/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX -- The federal government is spending billions of dollars to help small businesses in Arizona and elsewhere survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But in an unprecedented move, the Trump administration is refusing to say just where all that money is going. Congress is conside ...Read More

Some 30% of Montana high school-age kids say they currently use e-cigarettes, according to a 2019 survey. (Grispb/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana has proposed banning the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes as a way to curb the growing number of young people using tobacco. Applauding Gov. Steve Bullock for his leadership on this issue, Kristin Page-Nei, Montana government relations director for the American Cancer ...Read More

June 17 is a national

FARGO, N.D. -- As the nation confronts a host of major issues, labor groups in the Fargo area are joining a national movement to call for systemic change to help people living on the margins. The "Workers First Caravan" is to run through downtown Fargo this evening. Labor unions, including the Nort ...Read More

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