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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 14, 2020

Latinos are among the youngest racial or ethnic group in the country, with a median age of 30, according to the Pew Research Center. (unidosus.org)

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas group cultivating Latino voters under age 35 has ramped up its grassroots efforts to get them registered and out to vote in the November election. Antonio Arellano is interim executive director for Jolt, a group dedicated to increasing voter participation and defending demo ...Read More

In 1906, Albuquerque schools preemptively closed for a week's vacation because so many students had skipped school in previous years to attend the annual New Mexico State Fair. (SofiLayla/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Kids and parents looking for remote-learning activities this week can stroll through the livestock barns at the virtual New Mexico State Fair, and even enjoy music performances on their laptops. The 2020 "Home Is Where the Fair Is" starts today in Albuquerque. But this year, 4H ...Read More

This fall, the State of California is set to release a master plan to address the lack of affordable, quality child care in the state. (lordn/Adobe Stock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The child-care crunch in California is real, and advocates for families are pressing the state to make quality a priority, in addition to quantity. This fall, Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to release a long-awaited master plan for quality early care and education. Ted Lempert, pre ...Read More

Ocean water floods a road in Santa Cruz, Calif., in January 2016. Sea levels are forecast to rise 55 inches by the year 2100. (Amy Foxgrover/USGS)

PACIFICA, Calif. -- Despite party-line disagreements, Congress is expected to take up a new stimulus bill to rescue the COVID-battered economy, and groups fighting climate change say environmental policy should be part of it. They're urging lawmakers to support job creation by funding projects to c ...Read More

In Kentucky, 65% of households responded to the U.S. Census in 2010. (Adobe Stock)

PIKESVILLE, Ky. -- Kentuckians have a few more weeks to secure the resources they will rely on for the next decade by completing their 2020 U.S. Census form. In early September, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop attempting to cut short census operations, after the Census Bur ...Read More

More than half of U.S. physicians have personally treated someone with COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

TACOMA, Wash. -- Doctors at MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care clinics say their union has authorized a strike, citing unsafe working conditions, lack of Personal Protective Equipment and concerns over how patients are scheduled and seen. There are 22 MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care locations in the Puget ...Read More

The Help America Vote Act requires jurisdictions responsible for federal elections to provide reasonable accommodations for voters with disabilities, including allowing service animals at poll sites. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- With the Nov. 3 presidential election just around the corner, Colorado's disability community is working to make sure all eligible voters will be able to cast ballots. Jennifer Levin, senior attorney for Disability Law Colorado said the safest way to vote during the health crisis is by ma ...Read More

The Ohio Secretary of State wants to use revenue from the office's Business Services Division to cover the cost of prepaid postage on absentee ballots. (AdobeStock)<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio voters might have one less step to take in order to cast an absentee ballot for the November election. The Ohio Controlling Board is expected to vote today on Secretary of State Frank LaRose's request to use $3 million in funding from his office to pay for return ballot post ...Read More

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