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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 - NV: Civic Engagement

Nevada election officials have encouraged voters to return ballots by mail early, to ensure delivery by the U.S. Postal Service. (prettysleepy/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Nevadans were out in force over the weekend, many arriving several hours before polls opened for early voting. Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in Nevada, where the average number of newly identified COVID-19 cases is more than double what it was in mid-Septe

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that halts the 2020 Census 15 days early will guarantee an undercount for Latino, tribal and rural communities, according to Chicanos Por La Causa Action Fund. (alaska

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The roller coaster that has been the once-a-decade U.S. Census will come to an early end today, despite the failure to reach many tribal communities because of the COVID-19 health crisis. Census workers were in what's known as the "non-response follow-up phase," knocking on peopl

A 2013 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that gutted key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act allowed new laws that make it more difficult to vote in Indian Country. (

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- This year's coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult for many Americans to vote in the Nov. 3 election, but voting obstacles are not new for those living in Indian country. Native American reservations have what's called non-standard mail service, which means they don't ha

Under a Nevada law upheld by a federal judge Monday, all active state voters would receive a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 3 election because of to the nation's health emergency. (common

LAS VEGAS -- A day ahead of National Voter Registration Day, a federal judge ruled Nevada can move forward with its new vote-by-mail law. On Monday, a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign over Nevada's mail-in voting measure was dismissed. That means active voters will re

A record 32 million people who identify as Latino will be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center. (

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Mobilizing young voters is a challenge even without a pandemic, but a Nevada grassroots group is taking advantage of changing technology to reach them - especially Latinos voting for the first time. Bob Fulkerson, development director with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of

Often coined the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas hosted 120,000 weddings a year prior to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. (LollipopPhotographyUK/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- LGBTQ supporters in Nevada are asking voters to approve the "Marriage Regardless of Gender Amendment" on the November ballot even though same-sex marriage already is legal in the state and nation. The ballot measure would remove language aproved by voters in 2000 outlawing gay marriag

Before the coronavirus hit the United States, only five states - Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington - conducted elections with a universal vote-by-mail system. (ArtisticOperations/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Legislation to expand Nevada's vote-by-mail for the November election was signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak late Monday, despite attacks by President Donald Trump earlier in the day. During a special session on Sunday, the Nevada Senate approved implementation of a mail-in voting system. I

In Nevada, undocumented immigrants comprised 11% of Nevada's workforce in 2016. (pedroserapio/Pixabay)<br />

LAS VEGAS - Once every decade, the U.S. Constitution mandates that every person be counted as part of the census, but so far, nearly 40% of American households have not completed the 2020 form. The coronavirus pandemic delayed the start of this year's count, and many hard-to-reach populations haven

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