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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 

The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.

2020Talks - September 22, 2020 

It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Archive: July 3, 2020

Groups advocating on behalf of Utah tenants say those who've fallen behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 crisis could soon run out of options. (tab62/Adobe Stock)<br /> <br /><br />

SALT LAKE CITY - Groups working for affordable housing in Utah say the next two weeks could be "crunch time" for people trying to catch up on their unpaid rent. Thousands of Utahns either lost their jobs or had their hours cut - part of the staggering economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Until ...Read More

More than 3,300 new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday in Arizona. The state has been promised an influx of health-care workers to assist in treating them. (eldarnurkovic/Adobe Stock)

Phoenix, AZ - As the number of COVID-19 cases set daily records, Arizona's health-care workers are being pushed to the limit to handle the influx of new patients. As of Thursday, new COVID-19 patients had filled 86-percent of Arizona hospital beds, and almost 90-percent of the available space in int ...Read More

It's estimated that one female dog and her puppies can result in the births of 67,000 dogs in just six years. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Animal welfare groups say the pandemic is exacerbating the overpopulation crisis for cats and dogs. According to Lisa Lange, senior vice president of communications with "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals," more than six million cats and dogs enter shelters in the U ...Read More

Gov. Tom Wolf's order makes masks mandatory in indoor public spaces, and outdoors where six feet of distance cannot be maintained. (zigres/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Despite political opposition, Gov. Tom Wolf's novel coronavirus disaster declaration is still in effect, and one economist argues it might be the fastest way to get the state economy going again. On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court ruled the General Assembly cannot force the go ...Read More

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