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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 

The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?

2020Talks - September 28, 2020 

The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Archive: July 1, 2020

The Great Island marsh at the mouth of the Connecticut River is part of the proposed Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve. (Kevin O'Brien)

GROTON, Conn. -- Connecticut soon may get a special reserve to spotlight its estuaries -- where the Connecticut and Thames rivers meet Long Island Sound. It doesn't have an official name yet, but the public can learn more about the proposed National Estuarine Research Reserve at an online public mee ...Read More

In 2005, Iowa joined many other states in restoring the voting rights of people with past felony convictions, but that order was later rescinded. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The group Black Lives Matter says it won't stop pressing Iowa's governor to sign an executive order restoring voting rights for people with past felony convictions. Nearly two weeks after saying she would take action, some worry the governor is reconsidering. Black Lives Matter ...Read More

Light shines through the water onto seagrass along Florida's Nature Coast. (Charlie Shoemaker)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill creating Florida's first new aquatic preserve in 32 years. The Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve will span 800 miles off the coasts of Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. It's home to the largest seagrass bed in the Gulf of Mexico, in an ...Read More

More than 650,000 Arizona workers lost their jobs during the first three months of the COVID-19 crisis, while Arizona's billionaires made more billions. (Tyler Olsen/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX -- While hundreds of thousands of Arizona workers have been hurt by the economic impact of the pandemic, a new report has found that a few of their wealthy neighbors have done quite well. The Forbes "Billionaires Report" showed that Arizona's richest residents saw their net worth jump by $1 ...Read More

House Democrats say meaningful, intensive action is needed now to address climate change.  (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Some congressional Democrats have released a blueprint for how the country can hit net-zero emissions by 2050. The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis presented a 500-page action plan on Tuesday to reduce carbon pollution "as quickly and aggressively as possible." U. ...Read More

Coastal restoration jobs could help Maine communities hit hard by losses in the fishing and tourism industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. (

STONINGTON, Maine -- The U.S. House is expected to vote today on the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion bill to fund infrastructure. Part of the money would be for coastal restoration jobs, which is sure to appeal to states such as Maine. State Rep. Genevieve McDonald, D-Stonington, who's also in ...Read More

Federal funding for coastal resilience could help restore the oyster reefs that once protected New York shoreline. (kidsasarin/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A bill pending in Congress could help a project to restore a natural barrier to storm damage in New York. The Moving Forward Act would create a five-year program to repair existing infrastructure, fund new projects and create millions of jobs needed to restore the economy. It also inclu ...Read More

Anti-poverty advocates are holding car rallies in five cities across California this week to protest cuts to social programs. (Commit to Equity Campaign)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Groups that fight for racial and economic justice are rallying across California this week, asking for higher taxes on the wealthy instead of budget cuts that disproportionately affect lower-income families. Without a major infusion of state or federal dollars, the state budge ...Read More

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