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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 19, 2020

Educators say Arizona schools must be modified to provide social distancing and other COVID-19 safeguards before students can safely return to campus in the fall. (Halfpoint/Adobe Stock)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona educators say because COVID-19 brought an end to in-class instruction this spring, they fear the state's most vulnerable students are falling behind their classmates. While no one seems to know what a return to school might look like, educators believe students from lower- ...Read More

Nationwide, time spent in such outdoor spaces as parks, beaches and community gardens has shrunk as people continue to stay indoors to avoid spread of COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)<br />

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With schools out and many camps canceled this summer due to COVID-19, families are looking for ways to get their kids outdoors. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has launched an "Outside Every Day Challenge" - from now until mid-July, it's calling on parents and caregivers to ...Read More

Nationwide, an estimated 27 million people in the United States have lost their jobs - and therefore their health insurance - during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's jobless rate sits at 12% in the economic fallout caused by COVID-19. Health insurance gaps are expected, including for families with young children, and some worry they're not seeking enough help. Analysts say Wisconsin has a higher than average reliance on employer- ...Read More

While most Tennessee schools have shifted to online learning, teacher hiring is still key for the state's public schools, which serve nearly a million students.(Adobe Stock)<br />

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The coronavirus pandemic has altered the teacher recruitment and hiring process, and to help connect school districts with job seekers, the state has created an online platform to speed things up. It's called the Tennessee Teacher Jobs Connection. Commissioner Penny Schwinn w ...Read More

More aspen in Caribou-Targhee National Forest is expected to improve the habitat for ungulates, like moose. (Cathey Hardin/US Forest Service)

ASHTON, Idaho -- A project is bringing aspen trees back to eastern Idaho, making a forest more attractive to wildlife and potentially more fire resilient. Aspen regeneration will happen on nearly 50,000 acres of the Middle Henry's Fork Watershed in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, which border ...Read More

The number of Kentuckians' unemployment claims over the past two months has now topped those filed during the onset of the Great Recession. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than 800,000 Kentuckians have filed for unemployment insurance since the start of the new coronavirus pandemic, and experts warn the economic downturn will likely have ripple effects that could last for years. Ashley Spalding, research director with the Kentucky Center for Ec ...Read More

PolyMet's proposed copper-nickel mine for northeastern Minnesota had been under review for more than a decade before it became ensnared in a legal fight over permits. (PolyMet)

HOYT LAKES, Minn. -- For a second time, the Minnesota Supreme Court says it will weigh in on a permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine along the Iron Range. Environmental groups opposing the project say the latest twist shows they're in for a long fight. This week, the court said it w ...Read More

The Ohio Poor People's Campaign is challenging poverty and systemic racism. (Becker1999/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Faith leaders in Ohio and other states are hopeful a massive action this weekend will be seen as a light in times of darkness. The Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering tomorrow will unite participants against racism, war, poverty and ...Read More

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