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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2020 

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander comes to the defense of Dr. Anthony Fauci; the NAACP goes to bat over student debt and Election 2020.

2020Talks - October 20, 2020 

Early voting starts in Florida, and North Carolina allows election officials to start the ballot curing process. Plus, Trump's attacks on Dr. Fauci.

Public News Service - NV: Consumer

As of June 2020, one in every six U.S. residents collected Social Security benefits, including about 348,000 Nevadans. (Silviarita/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Many American workers will enjoy a 6.2% bump in their take-home pay for the rest of the year, but leaner paychecks are coming in 2021. A tax deferment began Sep. 1 via executive order by President Donald Trump. It means workers don't have to pay their part of the tax that goes to

Wildflowers bloom in the valley of the Tobin Range Wilderness Study Area, which would become the Grandfathers' Wilderness after the bill is signed into law. (Kurt Kuznick)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Vast stretches of land in rural northwest Nevada will be preserved if Congress can finally pass legislation that would protect wilderness in Pershing County while encouraging economic development. A version of the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act easily p

Nevada will use $10 million in federal pandemic funds for short-term rental assistance to stall evictions. (publicdomainpictures/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it would temporarily halt evictions for some Americans struggling to pay their rent due to the pandemic. The order will apply to Americans who qualified under the CARES Act, which covered individuals who earn less than $99,000

Nevada, Colorado, Oregon and Washington are working together to make permanent telehealth flexibilities that were created due to the coronavirus outbreak. (EnginAkyurt/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Telehealth was a lifeline for rural communities even before COVID-19, but such services will likely be further transformed as Americans avoid unwanted social interactions. This month, governors from Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington announced they will work together to establish

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic 1 in 4 U.S. renters was spending more than half his or her income on housing, according to the Aspen Institute. (Tumisu/Pixbay)

LAS VEGAS -- About one-third of all Americans rent their homes. And a new report from the Aspen Institute shows the pandemic-related unemployment crisis could mean eviction for more than 40% of those households without additional relief measures. Nevada is behind only Alabama among states where re

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

Nevada lawmakers have approved $96 million for COVID-19 contact tracing and expanded laboratory testing. (free-photos/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada lawmakers meet starting today to address unprecedented budget shortfalls, one day after the state recorded its highest increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. More than 850 new virus cases were reported on Monday. Caleb Cage, the COVID-19 response director for Nevada, said more p

Nevada reduced its percentage of teens who were not in school and not working, from 15% in 2010 to 9% in 2018, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, but the data was collected prior to COVID-19. (nastya_gepp/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Child well-being in Nevada saw small improvements in a new report, but still ranks 46th overall compared with other states -- and that's without anticipated setbacks due to COVID-19. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book looks at economic, education, health and other iss

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