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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 

U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.

2020Talks - September 23, 2020 

Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, 20 million raised so far to pay court fees and fines for returning citizens to vote.

Archive: July 28, 2020

Outside of government relief assistance, many Native American tribes, including the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, are appealing for online donations to help with their response to COVID-19. (Rosebud Tribe)

ROSEBUD, S.D. -- Native American tribes are in a difficult situation in putting COVID relief money to use. The aid came several months after the pandemic started, leaving tribes behind in their response and unsure about meeting spending deadlines. The federal CARES Act, approved in March, allocate ...Read More

As of February 2020, chronic wasting disease has been identified in 31 of 37 (84%) Wyoming mule deer herds, and 9 of 36 (25%) elk herds in Wyoming. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- Wildlife managers in Wyoming are moving forward to combat chronic wasting disease in deer, elk and moose herds, after the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved a new statewide management plan. Brian Nesvik, State Game and Fish Department Director, said managers can pick and ch ...Read More

Almost two-thirds of Americans say closing their local library would have a major impact on their community, according to a 2015 Pew survey. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Many Tennesseans depend on libraries for everything from paying bills, to Telehealth appointments, to completing coursework. Earlier this month, lawmakers introduced legislation, known as the Library Stabilization Fund Act, that would provide $2 billion in emergency relief fundi ...Read More

With a little more than a month before the new academic year begins, parents across Minnesota have been waiting nervously to see how state leaders and educators plan to handle learning this fall with the pandemic still in effect. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- State leaders soon will announce their strategy for schools this fall with the pandemic still a public health crisis. Expected scenarios include in-person classes, a return to distance learning, or a hybrid. But for some parents, all options pose a challenge. When Minnesota schools ...Read More

AARP Virginia is advising folks visiting nursing facilities to ask questions about safety first. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- As Virginia enters the third phase of its COVID-19 recovery this week, some nursing homes finally are lifting restrictions for visitors. AARP Virginia is urging visitors eager to see loved ones for the first time in months to take necessary precautions. Jim Dau, state director wit ...Read More

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