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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 29, 2020

It's estimated more than a half million clean energy jobs in the United States have been lost this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Duke Energy remains the region's leader in installed solar capacity, but can no longer claim to have half of all the solar in the Southeast, according to a new report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Bryan Jacob, the group's solar program director, co-authored the research. ...Read More

Researchers estimated 18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate, the key ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, have been used globally. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The German company Bayer has agreed to shell out around $10 billion to around 95,000 plaintiffs who alleged that glyphosate, the key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer, gave them cancer. Roundup originally was developed by Monsanto in the early 1970s. Bayer bought the company i ...Read More

According to 2018 data from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 26% of Arkansas children live in households with a high housing cost burden. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Childhood poverty in Arkansas is on the rise, according to data recently released by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, says about one in four children in the state now lives in poverty. The Cas ...Read More

The land on which Mount Rushmore is located was taken from the Lakota Sioux by the U.S. government in the 1800s. (Adobe Stock)

KEYSTONE, S.D. -- President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally at Mount Rushmore later this week for Independence Day. But a number of Native American tribes say they'll protest, given the complex history behind some of the monument's figures. Statues and monuments deemed historically insensitiv ...Read More

Ohio schools are awaiting state guidance on safety protocols for re-opening. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What will learning look like in the fall? That's still a question without a definitive answer in Ohio as districts adjust to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a high school teacher in a rural northwest Ohio community, Holly Kimpon, president of the Genoa Area ...Read More

The rate of Black and Latinx young people admitted to jails has fallen faster than the rate for white youth during the pandemic. (luaeva/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- Fewer young people are being admitted to jails because of COVID-19, according to data from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. And the drop has been bigger for youth of color than their white peers. Data from about a third of juvenile detention facilities finds total admissions were down ...Read More

In addition to safety violations, wage theft has been cited as a big problem in the construction trade for immigrant workers in Minnesota. Policy leaders have been more responsive to that issue in recent years. (Adobe Stock)

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- The recent death of a construction worker in Minnesota has exposed a lack of safety oversight at job sites, according to a regional union. Union officials say immigrant laborers are being exploited by contractors who are not prioritizing training. Last week, a 26-year-old man ...Read More

More than 3,000 positive coronavirus cases have been reported in North Dakota. State health officials hope social distancing and other measures will keep the state's situation stable. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- While COVID-19 cases spike in other parts of the U.S., North Dakota's total remains relatively low. But the state's older population is being urged to stay vigilant to avoid infection. Prior to the spikes in such states as Florida and Arizona, many states were gradually re-open ...Read More

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