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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: July 17, 2020

Two-thirds of Montana public lands leased for oil and gas development are sitting idle. (Bob Wick/BLM)

HELENA, Mont. - What happens when an oil or gas lease on Bureau of Land Management land goes up for auction and no one bids on it? It isn't taken off the market. Instead, oil companies can buy the lease for the low price of a $1.50 per acre. That's why Sen. Jon Tester - D-Mont. - is introducing th ...Read More

The U.S. Census Bureau held off making home visits because of the pandemic, but says it will start contacting Illinoisans who haven't responded for the 2020 Census in the next several weeks. (Adobe Stock)

CHICAGO - Census workers will soon be pounding the pavement, reaching out to Illinois households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Starting July 30, census takers will be interviewing folks in nine Illinois communities: Chicago Central, Chicago Far Southwest, Chicago South, Cook Coun ...Read More is a site that can help older adults find benefits they might be eligible for. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Older adults on fixed incomes are more prone to financial hardship during economic downturns, and a new effort aims to connect those age 60-plus to available benefits. During "Boost Your Budget Week" July 13-17, community agencies and organizations in Missouri and other state ...Read More

Virginia's new workplace safety rules are expected to help poultry workers who have been hit hard by coronavirus outbreaks. (Earl Dotter/Oxfam America)<br /><br />

RICHMOND, Va. - In the absence of federal guidelines, this week Virginia has become the first state to adopt mandatory workplace safety rules to prevent spreading the novel coronavirus. The state's Safety and Health Codes Board voted nine-to-two on Wednesday to adopt "emergency temporary standards ...Read More

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is battling Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon. The latter has raised $23 million, making it the most expensive political race in Maine history. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Longtime Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is facing her toughest reelection campaign yet. She's running against Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon of Freeport, who won the Democratic primary this week. The Cook Political Report calls Maine one of the closest Senate races, and it ...Read More

Marcy Baliel is a Utah parent raising a child with mental health issues. Through a six-week class and an ongoing support group, she teaches other parents how to deal with these situations. (NAMI Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY - There are few challenges more daunting for parents than dealing with a child's mental illness. A new program can provide Utah families with the support they need to find help for their child and deal with their special needs. The Utah Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Hea ...Read More

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