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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2920 


Trailing Biden in Nevada, Trump holds a jam-packed Carson City rally. And with COVID a major election issue, hospitals help patients register to vote.


2020Talks - October 19, 2020 


Litigation is ongoing on ballot receipt deadlines, witness signatures and drop boxes. And early voting starts in a dozen states this week.

Archive: September 10, 2020

As of June 2020, one in every six U.S. residents collected Social Security benefits, including about 348,000 Nevadans. (Silviarita/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Many American workers will enjoy a 6.2% bump in their take-home pay for the rest of the year, but leaner paychecks are coming in 2021. A tax deferment began Sep. 1 via executive order by President Donald Trump. It means workers don't have to pay their part of the tax that goes to ...Read More

Groups projected their support for survivors of caste-based violence on the Brooklyn Bridge in 2015. (Thenmozi Soundararajan)

By Thenmozi Soundararajan Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter Reporting for the YES! Media-California News Service Collaboration SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As a summer of protests over racial discrimination comes to a close, South Asian groups are fighting for recognition of a similar phenomenon: discri ...Read More

New York is required to invest 35% of clean-energy funds in projects that benefit disadvantaged communities. (oneinchpunch/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Environmental groups want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any plan that would use money committed to environmental justice and fighting climate change to fill holes in the state budget. This year, New York has received almost $90 million from polluters through RGGI, the Regional Greenhouse ...Read More

Currently in Arkansas, tenants who face eviction must apply for aid from local government agencies, community agencies or nonprofits. (Adobe Stock)<br />

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a nationwide moratorium on evictions from now until the end of the year, but renters aren't automatically protected. The CDC's effort to clamp down on homelessness during the pandemic and into the flu-season months ...Read More

Those wanting more outdoors investments in Iowa say recent federal action isn't enough. They want the Legislature to act on a proposal from Gov. Kim Reynolds to raise more money for the state's natural resources. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- This year, many more Iowans have flocked to parks and other outdoor spaces to escape the pandemic. That's prompted calls for more government investment in natural resources, and to make them more accessible to people of color. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said state ...Read More

A surge in hunger and food insecurity from the coronavirus pandemic is expected to have long-term societal effects. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed a decade of progress in the fight to end hunger in Kentucky, according to data from the group Feeding America. Today, Gov. Andy Beshear signs a proclamation declaring September Hunger Action Month. Michael Halligan, CEO of God' ...Read More

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Kids in Wyoming and across the nation are facing more social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, which means they're spending more time in front of screens than real-life interactions with children their own age. A new study shows that sexualized images of girls on televisi ...Read More

About 67,000 Montana kids were eligible for free and reduced-price lunches during the 2019-2020 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- Students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals missed out on those meals when school closed down in March. But a program issuing funds through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is reimbursing parents for those missed meals. Families are rece ...Read More

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