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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: August 7, 2020

The use of tools like facial recognition disproportionately target people of color, according to advocates for criminal justice reform. (denisismagilov/Adobe Stock)

LOS ANGELES - Technology is increasingly becoming a tool in the justice system, raising concerns that incarceration could expand beyond the walls of jails and prisons. Hamid Khan - coordinator with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition - said the use of "house arrest," where people are outfitted with ank ...Read More

The sockeye salmon runs of Bristol Bay, Alaska, are world-renowned. (BB Armstrong/The Nature Conservancy)

SEATTLE - Conservation, tribal and fishing groups are condemning the Army Corps of Engineers' recommendation to permit the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The groups said the open-pit mine operation would have dire consequences for some the world's most productive salmon streams. Steve Cohn, d ...Read More

Demands are growing to extend more eviction protections for households affected by the economic crisis, as temporary eviction moratoriums have expired at the federal level and in a number of states. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Concerns are growing about a potential wave of evictions in the pandemic and economic crisis. Legal Services of North Dakota said it hasn't yet seen a spike in demand for assistance in stopping evictions, but another housing-related problem could emerge. With the eviction morato ...Read More

The Florida Department of Corrections includes about 24,000 employees and 87,700 people incarcerated. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The novel coronavirus death toll in Florida's prison system reached 60 yesterday, as a massive surge of infection continues to spread between workers and the people serving time. Corrections Secretary Mark Inch is in self-isolation, battling the virus after a visit to Columbia ...Read More

In a new survey, 21% of people said the pandemic has encouraged them to improve their eating habits. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - An annual survey is uncovering the pandemic's impact on health behaviors and attitudes. According to the 2020 UnitedHealthcare Wellness Checkup Survey, about two-thirds of people said walking is their preferred exercise activity, and it's the most popular among Baby Boomers a ...Read More

The Uinta Basin Railway was designed to transport crude oil from production fields across rural Utah to refineries in nearby states. (alexhiotrov/Adobe Stock)

MOAB, Utah - Conservation groups have sued a Utah state agency, claiming illegal use of public money to construct a private oil-and-gas rail line. The Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board awarded a $28 million grant to help the Uinta Basin Railway move crude oil to refineries in border state ...Read More

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