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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 - MN: Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The new school year is still more than a month away, but districts across Minnesota are already busy crunching numbers as they face a larger funding delay under the new state budget. When the legislature first decided to delay some aid to schools, it was just ten percent. By the l

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Teachers, parents and community leaders plan to rally today to tell state lawmakers not to cut funding for K-12 education. At the rally, part of a national Day of Social Action, lawmakers also will hear from about 300 students, says Nicole Hernandez, program associate for youth pr

St. Paul, MN - A new report from Growth & Justice warns that Minnesota's middle class has been on the decline for years and its future is in jeopardy. Dane Smith, president of the St. Paul nonprofit, says the median wage in the state has fallen 9 percent since its peak a decade ago, fewer people are

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of Minnesotans suffering from asthma could rise right along with the temperature. A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says a warmer climate means more ozone pollution. According to co-author Liz Perera, that means a significant impact on public health. "

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Job creation has been identified by state lawmakers as a priority this session. But as the legislature finalizes budget negotiations this week, some observers are concerned that the cuts-only approach taken so far could mean a 12-percent cut to one of the state's more successful jo

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A unique group of Minnesota students will graduate today from a program that helps Spanish-speaking child-care providers better prepare Latino children for school. Cory Woosley, Eager to Learn program manager for the Minnesota Child Care Resource & Referral Network, says the "SEED

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republican state lawmakers in Minnesota Monday refused Democratic-Farmer-Labor Governor Mark Dayton's proposed budget compromise, sticking to an all-cuts approach to close the state's deficit. Proposed cuts to higher education currently amount to 14 percent, resulting in the lowest

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The teen pregnancy rate in Minnesota is now the lowest on record, according to a new report on adolescent sexual health. While girls from communities of color are still two to five times more likely than white girls to experience a teen pregnancy, rates have fallen for all groups.

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