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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 


Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.


2020Talks - September 29, 2020 


Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Public News Service - NY: Family/Father Issues

Turn Up! Fight Hunger and No Kid Hungry plan to provide 1 billion meals to kids living with hunger over five years. (Halfpoint / Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- With schools closed, many children who depend on free meals at school could be missing out, so children's advocates are partnering with a major media outlet to help ensure kids get the meals they need. Turn Up! Fight Hunger is a partnership of The No Kid Hungry campaign and Discovery.

Half of New York City public-school families report reducing the size or frequency of kids' meals. (Trailbomber/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- New York parents of children who have missed out on free meals at school because of the COVID pandemic are receiving food assistance in the form of electronic benefit transfer cards. Families receiving SNAP benefits or Medicaid should have already received food assistance added to thei

New York nurses warn that restarting in-person schooling could spark a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. (Budimir Jevtic/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Nurses are warning that reopening New York public schools for in-person classes risks spreading COVID-19 among students, their families and school staff. The state has approved bringing students back to school this fall, although recent reports show young people are significant carrier

An advance directive informs hospitals about a patient's choices for medical interventions and end-of-life care. (Halfpoint/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK - As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rise, a new initiative is helping Mexican immigrants living in the United States deal with issues of end-of-life planning. Hispanic Americans are 18% of the U.S. population, but account for 25% of COVID deaths, adding extra urgen

The lack of privacy during stay-at-home orders can make accessing domestic violence services more difficult for the people who need them. (sdecoret/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- While stay-at-home measures appear to be slowing the spread of the new coronavirus, they are also leading to an increase in domestic violence. It's a worldwide phenomenon. Where social distancing keeps people in their homes, reports of domestic violence have surged. In New York City,

The toolkit has tips and resources to help keep children engaged, active and learning while schools are closed. (Flamingo Images/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. - With schools closing around the country to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, millions of children could lose critical learning time - but there are resources to fill the gap. Education experts say early childhood learning is critical to future academic performance. Accord

The CDPA Program allows people with disabilities to hire friends or family to provide needed home care. (mjowra/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK — A cut in state funding will severely impact a program that helps people with disabilities remain in their homes. That's the message advocates for people with disabilities want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hear. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program allows people who need home

Research confirms that placing foster children with a family they know and trust improves their chances of success. (Pxhere)

NEW YORK – For children who are separated from their parents, child-welfare systems in New York and around the country are putting family first, according to a new report. The Annie E Casey Foundation found that from 2007 to 2017, placements of children and youth with relatives or in family

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