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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 9, 2020

Colorado currently ranks last in the nation in teacher wage competitiveness, spending $2,800 less per student than the national average. (USAF)

DENVER -- The COVID-19 pandemic has made collecting signatures for ballot measures a lot trickier. But one coalition effort to convince Colorado voters to approve a dedicated revenue stream for schools and other public needs is launching dozens of pop-up stations across the state this Saturday. Sc ...Read More

Mountain lion predation on adult mule deer, coyote predation on fawn, along with elk populations consuming deer food and prolonged drought have made it increasingly difficult for mule deer in the Greater Little Mountain Area to find their own place. (NPS)

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- Five years of comprehensive research into why mule deer populations have declined dramatically over the past few decades is nearing the finish line. Kevin Monteith, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, has been studying the impacts of drought, coyote and mountain ...Read More

Rev. Tanya Sadagopan joined the Janesville United Church of Christ in 2015. (UCC.org)

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- Progressive Christian clergy are finding new people to connect with as the nation confronts a host of turbulent issues - including in southern Wisconsin. Rev. Tanya Sadagopan leads the Janesville United Church of Christ, which she said has a long history of activism and outreac ...Read More

Nutrient management, cover crops and alternative tilling are key components of farmer conservation practices, and supporters say these efforts could create a new wave of jobs in the agriculture sector. (Adobe Stock).

JEFFERSON, Iawa -- Farmers in the nation's heartland are strongly encouraged to adopt conservation practices to lower their costs and help the environment. But an Iowa farmer says there's a side benefit that nobody talks about: job creation. Farmer Bill Frederick said he has turned conservation wo ...Read More

In addition to calls for dismantling its current structure, the Minneapolis Police Department is the subject of a civil rights investigation following the death of George Floyd. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- A majority of the Minneapolis City Council recently vowed to dismantle the city's police department amid the civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd. While that process is still under consideration, an expert warns that such efforts require diligent oversight. Calls are growin ...Read More

More than 70% of Massachusetts voters support medical aid in dying, according to the most recent poll on the issue in 2013 by Purple Insights. (Gundula Vogel/Pixabay)

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Legislature may soon vote on the End-of-Life Options Act. The Joint Committee on Public Health recently approved the bill, the first time it was voted favorably out of committee since it first was introduced in 2011. The act is limited to mentally capable, terminally il ...Read More

A single acre of wetland can store up to 1.5 million gallons of floodwater. (ehrlif/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- The toll from natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and wildfires has been growing every year, but a new report says nature itself may be the best protection. The report, titled "The Protective Value of Nature", said healthy, intact ecosystems such as wetlands, floodplains, cora ...Read More

The census can be completed by mail, online or on the phone by calling 844-330-2020. (Tada Images/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Despite the COVID pandemic, the U.S. Census is going on right now. And advocates for people with disabilities are stressing the importance of being counted. The economic impact of the pandemic could mean sharp budget cuts at city, state and federal levels. Margi Trapani, director of ed ...Read More

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