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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

A new webinar series outlines best practices for PPE and guidelines on how to stay safe while teaching and working in person in the COVID era. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Colorado's largest union for educators has partnered with top health experts for a webinar series designed to give teachers, staff and parents the information they need during a very unusual school year. Amie Baca-Oehlert, president of the Colorado Education Association, said it's vital

A recent survey found that despite the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, the number of Americans that are passionate about addressing climate change is on the rise. (Pete Linforth/Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the nation grapples with massive wildfires, a hurricane season already on its second alphabet and intensifying drought, conservationists are calling on moderators for tomorrow's first presidential debate to press candidates for their plans to address climate change. In 2016, just one q

Some 90% of Democrats and 65% of Republicans in a new AARP poll favor candidates who support increased access to, and more affordable prices for, long-term care. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Colorado voters age 50 and older are not a 'lock' for either of the state's U.S. Senate candidates, according to the latest AARP survey. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper currently holds just a one-point lead over incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner among voters age 65-plus, well within the

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

More than one in three Coloradans worries they could lose their housing because they can't afford their rent or mortgage, with people of color disproportionately at risk. (Galatas)

DENVER -- Denver voters will get to decide if the city should create an ongoing, dedicated revenue stream to address the city's growing homeless crisis. Denver's City Council approved adding a Homelessness Resolution Fund to the November ballot, which would generate up to $40 million a year by ratc

Supporters of Tribal Colleges and Universities are calling on Congress to set aside at least $40 million per year for much-needed repairs, digital infrastructure upgrades and financial support for struggling students. (American Indian College Fund)

This story is based on an opinion piece by Cheryl Crazy Bull and Sara Goldrick-Rab that first appeared on The Hechinger Report. Broadcast version by Eric Galatas for Public News Service Reporting for The Hechinger Report-Colorado News Service DENVER -- As students return to college this fall, advoc

The Help America Vote Act requires jurisdictions responsible for federal elections to provide reasonable accommodations for voters with disabilities, including allowing service animals at poll sites. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- With the Nov. 3 presidential election just around the corner, Colorado's disability community is working to make sure all eligible voters will be able to cast ballots. Jennifer Levin, senior attorney for Disability Law Colorado said the safest way to vote during the health crisis is by ma

A CSU professor says after taking her sociology course, about one in four students reports they've learned to be

By Jennifer Cross for TheConversation.com Broadcast version by Lily Bohlke for Public News Service Reporting for TheConversation.com-Colorado News Connection FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Many Americans are asking how they can be more sensitive to members of different racial groups, a desire fueling sales

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