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PNS Daily Newscast - October 29, 2020 


Trump supporters left to battle frigid temperatures in Omaha; absentee ballots surge in Tennessee.


2020Talks - October 29, 2020 


The Supreme Court blocks North Carolina and Pennsylvania Republicans from requiring ballots to be delivered by Election Day. And a Texas court is requiring masks at polling places.

Archive: September 22, 2020

Under a Nevada law upheld by a federal judge Monday, all active state voters would receive a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 3 election because of to the nation's health emergency. (common dreams.org)

LAS VEGAS -- A day ahead of National Voter Registration Day, a federal judge ruled Nevada can move forward with its new vote-by-mail law. On Monday, a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign over Nevada's mail-in voting measure was dismissed. That means active voters will re ...Read More

Compared to voters who were registered prior to the 2016 general election, newly registered North Carolina voters are more likely to identify as Hispanic or Asian, according to data from the North Carolina Demography Institute. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is Friday, October 9, and advocacy groups are racing to get the word out with six weeks left before the November election. Ricky Leung, communications and outreach director at North Carolina Asian Americans Together, said he's esp ...Read More

Moms now are the equal, primary, or sole household income earners in 40% of U.S. families. (Adobe Stock)

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Across the state, child care centers are struggling to stay open, and it's unclear how many will shut their doors for good. Early federal data shows working moms are the most likely to be affected. Shannon Starkey-Taylor is CEO of Learning Grove, a network of child care centers i ...Read More

Many elementary school teachers were not able to provide direct instruction in academic skills more than once per week during school closures, with more than 20% reporting never providing direct instruction in academic skills. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- As kids and parents navigate the uncertain territory of being back in school during a pandemic, a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study shows elementary teachers nationwide believe just 3 out of 5 of their students were prepared to advance to the next grade level after schools sh ...Read More

Americans' attitudes on abortion contrast sharply along party lines, and have remained steady over the last decade. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER -- Colorado pro-choice organizers are doubling down on their efforts to protect what they call the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a staunch defender of gender equality and reproductive rights. Centennial State voters will decide in November whether to implement ...Read More

In North Dakota, roughly 30% of business owners are women. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Before the pandemic, North Dakota received high marks for its environment for women business owners. As these entrepreneurs are celebrated today on American Women Business Day, advocates also worry about the effect the crisis is having on women and their careers. According to som ...Read More

Michigan State University's STEM Teaching and Learning Center is the first building in the state to use mass timber for its load-bearing structure. (MSU)

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan is in a unique position to capitalize on innovative building technology that can improve the environment. Mass timber is created from smaller pieces of wood, such as two-by-fours, that are glued together to create beams, floors and other load-bearing building structures. ...Read More

Almost 60,000 high school students in West Virginia have registered to vote in their first general election in November. (Adobe stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Today is National Voter Registration Day, and with a historic presidential election just weeks away, folks are being urged to sign up to vote or check the status of their registration to make sure they're still eligible. Interest in the Trump-Biden race is high, but so is conc ...Read More

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