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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 - MD: Consumer

PHOTO: A contract office-cleaning crew member. Courtesy of 32BJ SEIU.

ROCKVILLE, Md. - A new service contractor walks in the door and, suddenly, workers for the previous contractor lose their jobs. It happens frequently in the property management industry, and the Montgomery County Council has taken notice. The Council is set to vote Tuesday on the Displaced Worker Pr

PHOTO: Mother shopping with child. Courtesy of Share Our Strength

BALTIMORE, Md. - Buy this, not that. On Saturday, Sept. 15, Share Our Strength is partnering with Walmart stores throughout the state to offer free "shopping matters" tours. Their goal is to help people stretch their food budget while focusing on fruits, vegetables and whole grains - no matter where

PHOTO: Farmworkers in the field.

BALTIMORE - Harvest season is under way in Maryland, and as farmworkers dig in so do human rights watchdogs. Wage theft, unsanitary conditions and safety concerns are among the issues on the radar, but those who want to help migrant farm workers experiencing those problems have problems of their own

PHOTO: Example of a living shoreline. Courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Prettier is better - and worth more than $800,000. That's how much grant money is being unveiled today to promote the understanding and installation of "living shorelines" throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Maryland and Virginia. Eric Schwaab is acting Assistant Secretary

PHOTO: Maryland Legal Aid paralegal meeting with a Pro Bono Day visitor

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Legal advice at a price all families can afford? It's free! Maryland Legal Aid is holding a Pro Bono Day in Hagerstown today, where volunteer attorneys will provide answers and guidance on legal issues ranging from business law to child custody to Social Security disability. Kati

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BALTIMORE - Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being handed out today as part of the Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns initiative. The grants, totaling $367,000, are going to 10 projects that have found ways to wrap up watershed protections, street improvements and new jobs - all at once. The

BETHESDA, Md. - National Nurses Week is giving nurses in Maryland and across America the opportunity to reflect on their profession, their patients and what it will take to improve the health of the nation. Before you can see the doctor, you usually see a nurse first. Nurses often are the primary p

BALTIMORE - "Human rights lawyering" is a new mission for Maryland Legal Aid, which has been selected as a project partner to explore ways to integrate human rights arguments and international law into the everyday cases handled by Legal Aid. Chief Counsel Shawn Boehringer says basic human rights

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