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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 - AZ: Livable Wages/Working Families

Phoenix, AZ – Support for public transit is surging, but Arizona's system has not kept up with growth. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), which says public transit reduces pollution and congestion while stimulating the economy. The gro

Phoenix, AZ – The agencies that provide emergency food and shelter for Arizonians are in trouble. Government grants and donations are down, while the demand for services is up. In response, 10 major state charitable groups have teamed up to help by matching donations dollar-for-dollar in a fun

Phoenix, AZ – A new report says only four states are enrolling food stamp recipients at a faster rate than Arizona. The state's enrollment is up nearly 26 percent from a year earlier and although more Arizonans are seeking help, the enrollment statistic is considered a good one, according to s

Phoenix, AZ – Organizers expect more than 100 participants at a national summit on immigration enforcement methods starting this morning in Phoenix. Chairman Daniel Ortega says the conference will focus on alleged abuses such as racial profiling under what are called 287-G agreements, which au

Phoenix, AZ – A refund of close to $5,000 could be especially timely for Arizona families during this recession. That's the upper end of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low- to moderate-income working families - and a report released today by the Children's Defense Fund shows A

Phoenix, AZ – Every Arizona employer is required to check new hires through the federal E-Verify system, but the law creating E-Verify expires on Friday. State AFL-CIO director Rebekah Friend is against renewing the law unless workers get more protection when their name and social security num

Phoenix, AZ – There's something new to check out at the local library branch in the Phoenix metropolitan area - a family pass to a museum or other cultural destination. It's a collective effort to develop new audiences for the arts and culture. Mark Patel of the Phoenix Art Museum says the

Phoenix, AZ – Scores of children’s advocates converged on the State Capitol Thursday protesting budget cuts impacting child care for 20,000 children. The cuts are slated to take effect March 1. Single parent Misty Bertone says she can’t afford the full rate of $250 a week on what

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