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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 - PA: Senior

More than half of Biden voters age 50 and older said they plan to cast absentee or mail-in ballots. (Darylann Elmi/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Penn. -- Older voters in Pennsylvania from both parties say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who will protect Social Security, strengthen Medicare and lower drug costs. The poll, conducted by AARP, found voters 50 and older in the Keystone State are almost evenly split over

A bill before Congress would establish state grants to improve accessibility for registration, absentee voting and voting in person. (Darylann Elmi/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a bill has been introduced in Congress to expand voting rights for people with disabilities and older Americans. Some 18 million Americans 65 and older need some assistance with daily living, one of ev

More than 4,800 residents and staff of Pennsylvania nursing homes have died of COVID-19. (Sakchai/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Advocates for seniors say it's time for lawmakers to pass a COVID-19 package that protects residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. More than 56,000 residents and staff of nursing homes nationwide have died in the pandemic so far, including 4,800 in Pennsyl

Tuesday is the deadline for Pennsylvania residents to apply for a mail-in ballot for this year's primary election. (Scott Van Blarcom/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Tuesday is the last day to submit an application to vote by mail in the Pennsylvania primary. This primary is the first time Commonwealth residents can apply to vote by mail, and there are choices to be made. Each party has three contenders in the presidential primary and eight

Government agencies do not ask for credit card or bank account information over the phone. (logoboom/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- While people are staying home to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections, the pandemic is bringing out scam artists, all hoping to cash in on fears about the virus. Fraudsters see the growing number of infections as an opportunity to prey on people and steal their money or

Keeping in touch with loved ones through text or video chats can help fight feelings of isolation. (ulza/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- With social distancing taking hold across Pennsylvania, family caregivers and those they care for can find help to stay safe and healthy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered residents of seven counties to stay home for the next two weeks. There a

Workers with access to a retirement plan at work are 15 times more likely to save, research shows. (Cozine/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some 2 million Pennsylvanians have no retirement plan at work, but proposed legislation would give them a chance to save for the future. Like similar bills passed in Oregon, California and Illinois, the Keystone Saves plan would automatically enroll private sector employees in a

Requiring a signature for deliveries helps stop

HARRISBURG, Pa. - 'Tis the season to be careful. That's one message consumer advocates want Pennsylvanians to keep in mind during this holiday season. More than one-in-five adults surveyed by AARP in the Commonwealth failed a simple quiz designed to test their ability to recognize holiday scams.

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