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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: September 15, 2020

Often coined the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas hosted 120,000 weddings a year prior to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. (LollipopPhotographyUK/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- LGBTQ supporters in Nevada are asking voters to approve the "Marriage Regardless of Gender Amendment" on the November ballot even though same-sex marriage already is legal in the state and nation. The ballot measure would remove language aproved by voters in 2000 outlawing gay marriag ...Read More

Some experts say poverty is a major contributor to crime. (AdobeStock)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A new boots-on-the-ground initiative is under way to reduce violence and create new opportunities in St. Louis communities plagued by crime. As part of the "Serving Our Streets" program, urban engagement specialists will be in three neighborhoods building relationships with young ...Read More

Low-income residents in Wyoming pay an effective tax rate more than three times higher than the state's wealthiest 1%. (Pxhere)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- As Wyoming lawmakers face a $1.5 billion budget shortfall, a new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy suggests it might be time for the state to consider implementing a reliable, renewable revenue stream: an individual income tax. Meg Wiehe, deputy executive di ...Read More

Rapid City has seen longstanding tensions between Native American communities and the white population over 1,200 acres of land that once belonged to an Indian boarding school. Various groups and Native American leaders say the land was stolen from tribes and paved the way for unlawful use. (Adobe Stock)

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Many South Dakota schools returned to in-person learning this fall. But that's not an easy decision for all families during the pandemic. And one Rapid City church is trying to help students who face extra burdens because of COVID-19. Earlier this month, St. Andrews Episcopal C ...Read More

Simple Cooking with Heart classes now are available online to help Virginians stay healthy during the COVID-19 shutdowns. (Adobe stock)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. -- To accommodate more people dealing with health issues during the pandemic, a free heart-healthy cooking program for Virginians has moved from in-person to online. The American Heart Association classes for Hampton Roads residents help underserved individuals who suffer from c ...Read More

A leaked document shows concerns from within the Census Bureau that a shortened timeline for counting could result in serious errors. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A coalition of advocacy groups wants Ohio's senators to get behind efforts to extend the 2020 census deadline by four months. October 31 was set as the counting deadline, but the Census Bureau recently announced the date was moved ahead to September 30. The Trump Administration s ...Read More

Two photos taken from the same East Bay window show the air-quality change in San Francisco Bay before and during the recent fires. (Janice Kirsch)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Public health experts say smoke from the wildfires choking California skies carries dangerous levels of particulate matter. Studies show firestorms drive a spike in visits to the emergency room -- especially among the elderly. Dr. Janice Kirsch is a medical oncologist trained ...Read More

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