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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: July 10, 2020

For some families, a silver lining of the pandemic is the popularity of the silver screen at Ohio's 24 drive-in movie theaters. (Adobe Stock)

By Maria McGinns/ Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's a warm summer night at the movies. This year, with the majority of indoor theaters in Ohio still closed because of COVID-19, lines of cars form outsi ...Read More

The G.I. Bill, originally created to provide benefits for returning World War II soldiers, is used by veterans to to help pay for college, graduate school, or training programs. (Adobe Stock)

Correction: Title was changed to accurately reflect attribution for the word "Predatory." Original title was "VA Says Predatory Colleges Can Accept GI Bill Students" (7:35 pm MST, 7/13/2020), correct that Bellevue and Temple University are nonprofits, and add response from Bellevue University (12:45 ...Read More

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced K-12 schools will continue with distance learning for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19. (sweetlouise/Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is facing backlash from Florida's teachers union for mandating that all school campuses reopen in the fall. With the increasing spread of novel coronavirus throughout Florida, education groups and parents are expressing concern th ...Read More

A new Monmouth University poll found 77% of respondents believe that activists calling for police overhauls don't actually mean getting rid of law enforcement altogether. (Adobe Stock)<br />

MINNEAPOLIS - In the weeks following the police killing of George Floyd, cities like Minneapolis are taking a long look at how their police departments should function. But the groups advocating for change say their arguments don't always get a fair look from the public. The words "defund police" ...Read More

An estimated 70,000 women in the U.S. could lose insurance coverage for their methods of birth control within a year. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missourians can now be legally denied birth-control coverage in their employer's health insurance, after a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The seven-to-two decision sides with the Trump administration, by upholding an exemption to the Affordable Care Act requirement that healt ...Read More

Food banks are critical community resources for families dealing with job losses during the pandemic. (astrosystem/Adobe Stock)

PHILADELPHIA - Three community-based organizations have received major grants to help underserved Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 crisis. Funded by UnitedHealthCare, the Empowering Health grants total more than $200,000. They were given to Philabundance - a hunger relief program in Philadelphia ...Read More

Environmental groups oppose a proposed fracked-gas pipeline expected to run through rivers and farmland on Maryland's Eastern Shore. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Environmental groups and local residents are speaking out against a proposed fracked-gas pipeline to run through rivers, farms and forests from Delaware to Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Hogan administration held a public hearing about Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company's plan to bu ...Read More

After acting as director of the Bureau of Land Management for a year, the Trump administration has formally nominated attorney William Perry Pendley to head the agency. (BLM)

HELENA, Mont. - Conservation groups are calling on U.S. senators to block William Perry Pendley's nomination to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Pendley has been the acting head of the BLM since July 2019 and is known as a high-profile advocate of selling off public lands to states, and for his ...Read More

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