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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.

Public News Service - AR: Consumer

Small-business owners are calling for a sustainable paid-leave foundation to support their efforts to keep workplaces safe. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- New data shows more than 800,000 workers in Arkansas were left out of paid leave by gaps in emergency COVID relief legislation. Jessica Mason, senior policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women and Families, said many of these workers are women with children at home,

The COVID-19 pandemic has many families focused primarily on immediate financial concerns, paying bills and everyday expenses. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A new survey finds nearly one in 10 Americans has moved in with other people, and three in 10 have delayed attempting to purchase a home during the pandemic. It also says just half of Americans feel secure in their current housing situation. Susan Ifill, executive vice presiden

Tight working conditions on production lines in meat and poultry processing facilities make it impossible for workers to adhere to 6-foot distancing. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire among poultry workers, and President Donald Trump has issued an executive order giving Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue greater authority to handle the response to the global pandemic. Arkansas is home to several large chicken suppliers em

In 2014, immigrants in northwest Arkansas contributed more than $3 billion to the region's economy. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The COVID-19 pandemic is making efforts to ensure immigrants in the state are all accounted for in the 2020 Census more difficult. Immigrant families accounted for 42% of Northwest Arkansas' population growth between 2009 and 2014, according to a report from the nonprofit rese

Coronavirus testing and treatment in Norway is free and widely available. (Adobe Stock)

By George Lakey for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for Public News Service/Arkansas News Service Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Public News Service Collaboration LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Norwegians locked themselves down on March 12 to deal with a spike in positive tests for the

The deadline to file 2019 federal income tax returns has been moved from April 15 to July 15. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The COVID-19 virus has not only delayed the 2020 tax season, but also has put the brakes on free tax preparation assistance from the nation's largest volunteer-based service. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide sites in Arkansas and other states are closed until further notice, to

Pediatrician Dr. Crystal Little examines an inquisitive patient at one of Mainline Health Systems' 17 centers in southeast Arkansas. (MainlineHealth)<br /><br />

DERMOTT, Ark. – This is National Rural Health Day, and rural health centers in Arkansas and across the country are requesting that Congress stabilize the funding for their programs. Rural health providers say lawmakers have funded rural centers on a month-to-month basis through a continuing

Income tax returns, medical bills and educational records are full of personal information thieves could use to steal someone's identity. (Elenathewise/AdobeStock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Cyber crimes continue to increase and evolve, but some fraudsters still follow paper trails to steal personal information. Income tax returns, financial statements, medical bills and educational records are just some of the documents full of personal information of value to

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