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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: August 17, 2020

Only 15 varieties make up 90% of apple production, according to the U.S. Apple Association. (Mariusz Blach/Adobe Stock)

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- Lost apple varieties of the Northwest are sprouting anew and in the spotlight at a conference this week. The University of Idaho is hosting the second Heritage Orchard Conference -- albeit at a distance this year. On Wednesday, David Benscoter, a retired law enforcement inves ...Read More

In the U.S., 74% of communities of color live in nature-deprived areas, compared with just 23% in communities considered white. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the nation grapples with charges of systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police, a new report shows that communities of color are three times more likely than communities identified as white to live in areas considered to be nature deprived. Report co-a ...Read More

Grab-and-go meals have been helpful in expanding the reach of traditional school nutrition programs during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Hunger-fighting groups in Ohio and other states are asking Congress to extend waivers that are helping to feed children as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. Roughly half of Ohio school districts are starting fall classes either fully or partially remote, which makes it more diff ...Read More

Hundreds of thousands of Iowa households and businesses have seen lengthy power outages after last week's storms. The National Guard is helping to restore electric service. (Adobe Stock)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Many parts of Iowa are still reeling from last week's storms and their widespread damage. And lower-income residents are being reminded that emergency help is available. The storms left scores of Iowans without power, and many are still waiting for electricity. First District ...Read More

In early July, every detainee at the Farmville Detention Center was tested for COVID-19, and 93% of those whose results were reported positive. (Farmville Detention Center)<br /><br />

Correction: The transfers at Farmville occurred without testing but they did include quarantine. An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that they did not include quarantining. (3:12 p.m. MST, Aug. 18, 2020) RICHMOND, Va. -- A hearing today will determine new guidelines to keep the coro ...Read More

Seventy percent of 18-to-24-year-old Californians in a recent YouGov survey say they are registered to vote. (Adobe Stock/Darylann Elmi)

LOS ANGELES -- Civic engagement groups are planning a week-long virtual push next month to register high school students to vote. The latest survey from the University of California shows an upswing in civic participation among 18-to-24-year-old Californians. More than half say they intend to vo ...Read More

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