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PNS Daily Newscast - November 23, 2020 

The holiday forecast calls for fewer cars on the road for Thanksgiving; dealing with racial impact of cap and trade.

2020Talks - November 23, 2020 

Trump campaign is running out of legal options as more states certify. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: September 30, 2020

Latinx residents and Black Americans comprise 55% of coronavirus cases, nearly double their U.S. population makeup, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released in June. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- COVID-19 cases have spiked among the state's Latinx community, yet most of these residents can't access basic health services. Advocates say the pandemic has highlighted how the country's public health system has neglected undocumented residents. While Hispanics make up around 9% o ...Read More

Planter boxes are under construction at the Age Well Center in Fremont, thanks to a grant from AARP California. (Suzanne Shenfil)

FREMONT, Calif. - Eight California communities have won grants to complete projects that improve livability -- part of the 2020 AARP Community Challenge. Nationally, 184 communities will receive a combined $2.4 million to improve open spaces, make cities more walkable and increase affordable housin ...Read More

USCIS said it naturalized 834,000 new citizens in 2019, which represents an 11-year high in new oaths of citizenship. (Adobe Stock)<br />

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal agency's decision to postpone naturalization ceremonies due to COVID-19 is likely to mean hundreds of thousands of people won't be able to vote in the November election -- and critics of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency say the move can't be viewed i ...Read More

Pigweed siphons nutrients and sunlight away from soybean crops, and is resistant to most herbicides. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas farmer says he suspects retaliation for speaking out against use of the herbicide dicamba. Dicamba is used to kill weeds in soybean fields, but when applied in summer heat and humidity, the chemical can drift and damage other crops and plants. It's estimated 3 milli ...Read More

Groups that assist immigrants in the United States worry that higher citizenship application fees would force many to put their dreams on hold. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal court has temporarily halted a massive fee hike for U.S. citizenship applications. But Minnesota immigration advocates say the threat remains. The fee was scheduled to increase on Friday by more than 80%, to nearly $1,200. But Tuesday's ruling pauses that, for now. Veena I ...Read More

Some environmental groups say the new Maryland law banning polystyrene cups and containers represents a major shift toward getting rid of single-use plastic altogether. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- In a victory for environmental groups, Maryland on Thursday becomes the first state in the nation to ban foam food containers. The new law prevents restaurants, schools and other places that serve food from using polystyrene or Styrofoam cups and containers, or face a $250 fine. K ...Read More

William Perry Pendley is now deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management, after a federal judge ordered him to step down as acting director. (Bureau of Land Management)

HELENA, Mont. - Defenders of public lands want a hearing in Congress on why William Perry Pendley remained so long as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management without U.S. Senate approval. On Friday, a federal judge forced Pendley to step down, but he remains at the agency as deputy directo ...Read More

Last year, 566 books were reported as challenged for possible bans from libraries, schools and universities. (AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Bookworms and literature buffs in Missouri are celebrating freedom of choice -- of reading materials -- and denouncing attacks on what they say is their First Amendment right to read. This is Banned Books Week, spotlighting attempts to censor books. More than 600 books, films ...Read More

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