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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 3, 2020

The majority of American workers don't have paid time off from their employer. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some Ohio policy experts, business leaders and parents are calling on Congress to create permanent paid-leave policies that will support working families through the pandemic and beyond. During a virtual roundtable discussion about paid leave this week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D- ...Read More

Wildflowers bloom in the valley of the Tobin Range Wilderness Study Area, which would become the Grandfathers' Wilderness after the bill is signed into law. (Kurt Kuznick)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Vast stretches of land in rural northwest Nevada will be preserved if Congress can finally pass legislation that would protect wilderness in Pershing County while encouraging economic development. A version of the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act easily p ...Read More

Japan, the primary potential buyer of Wyoming coal exports, plans to retire most of its coal fleet in favor of cheaper renewable energy and natural gas. (Jwvein/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Conservation groups are challenging Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon to invest $1 million to help impacted communities that depend on coal production, instead of promoting the state's coal deposits to Asian markets. Rob Joyce, conservation organizer for the Sierra Club's Wyoming chapter, ...Read More

A project for a new nuclear reactor design is slated to be built at the Idaho National Laboratory. (Idaho National Laboratory/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- A new report says problems lie ahead for a new nuclear plant design in Idaho that will supply power to municipalities in six states. Dr. M.V. Ramana, director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columb ...Read More

New U.S. Department of Education data shows students who were the first in their families to go to college were half as likely to have attained a bachelor's degree within six years and significantly more likely to have left college without a credential. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- New federal data shows adult learners, students of color and veterans still are far less likely to complete a college degrees than other groups, and state education officials say they're now using a data-driven approach to come up with targeted programs aimed at preventing at-ris ...Read More

Immigrants make up 13% of Arizona's population, and an estimated 4% of the state's population is undocumented. (vivalapenler/Adobe Stock)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Almost 24,000 undocumented young Arizonans rely on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA to live and work in the state. In July, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Trump administration's attempt to repeal DACA was unconstitutional, and legal experts say that decis ...Read More

The Owyhee Canyonlands of southeast Oregon is one of the largest intact landscapes in the West. (Greg Shine/Bureau of Land Management)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law on this day in 1964. In Oregon, there's a push to use that law to protect the unique Owyhee Canyonlands as wilderness. The Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act would designate more than one million acres as w ...Read More

The Listos California program will be handing out empty

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- September is National Preparedness Month, so today, LGBTQ+ groups are releasing an open letter and launching a big social media campaign to get the community to plan ahead in case of wildfire, earthquake, floods or other emergencies. Beatriz Valenzuela, communications manager ...Read More

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