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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 


U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.


2020Talks - September 23, 2020 


Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Public News Service - NY: Youth

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

P.S. 67 in Brooklyn has onsite medical facilities, mental health counselors and a food pantry. (Mike Hickey/@manabouttownnyc)

By Florina Rodov Broadcast version by Andrea Sears Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-New York News Connection NEW YORK -- When Latoya Ramjit struggles to make ends meet, she turns to a food pantry that provides milk, juice, cereal, fresh fruit and vegetables, and even cleaning supplies and hyg

Many parents aren't aware of free school breakfast, after-school and summer meal programs. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A leading child nutrition program has joined forces with a major media platform to fight child hunger. One-in-six children in New York is food insecure. That's more than 730,000 children. But many parents can't access or aren't aware of school breakfast, after-school supper and summe

In 2015, almost 300 girls were admitted to long-term juvenile detention in New York State. (gerasimov174/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Getting to zero, that's the goal of a project begun in New York to end the incarceration of girls in the juvenile justice system. The Initiative to End Girl's Incarceration began at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City two years ago. It works at the intersections of race, gen

DACA allows immigrants brought to the United States as children to work and attend school without fear of deportation. (pressmaster/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Tomorrow, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children will be joined by community leaders and allies as they begin a 230 mile "Home is Here" march to Washington D.C. The march is being timed to arrive in the nation's capital on the day the Supreme Court hea

Between the 2010-11 and 2016-17 school years, the number of homeless New York City school children increased 56%. (vectorfusionart/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Rising numbers of New York City school children experience homelessness every year, and that can have a serious impact on their entire educational career. Since 2010, more than 220,000 children in the city have been homeless while enrolled in school – more than half while in

Natural disasters, violent conflicts or epidemics are among the circumstances that prevent TPS and DED recipients from returning safely to their home countries.  (Alex/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – The Dream Act and American Promise Act, extending permanent protection to millions of immigrants whose legal status is threatened, are on their way to the full U.S. House for a vote. The bills, passed by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, would extend permanent protection fo

Half of all young people living with HIV do not know they are infected. (pxhere)

NEW YORK – Wednesday was National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, and this year the focus is on HIV-related health disparities and barriers to achieving viral suppression. In 2017, about 87% of the young adult clients in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were from racial or ethnic minority g

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