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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - TX: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

IMAGE: Nearly 60 deaths at concerts in the U.S. and Canada were documented from 2010 to 2013. Image credit: ClickitTicket

AUSTIN, Texas – The summer concert season has arrived, and there are a number of dangers lurking amongst the music and the crowds that can lead to tragedy, mainly for teens and young adults. A new analysis from ClickitTicket reviewed more than 200 fatalities at concerts since 1969 and about

PHOTO: It's estimated that about one in six adults in the U.S. drink

AUSTIN, Texas - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that at least 38 million Americans drink too much. According to Texas experts, the costs and dangers of binge drinking are especially acute for women. Dr. Jane Maxwell, senior research scientist, Schoo

AUSTIN, Texas - The Sunset Advisory Commission that evaluates the effectiveness of Texas state government agencies wants the public to weigh in on the state's criminal justice system. After sweeping cuts to its $4 billion prison budget, bipartisan momentum is growing for reducing the number of peopl

AUSTIN, Texas - When youths act up, a new report says, locking them up usually makes things worse. The findings validate a recent turnaround in Texas' juvenile justice strategy, which now emphasizes community-based supervision and treatment over incarceration. The report from the Annie E. Casey Fou

HOUSTON - Just a few years ago, the Texas juvenile justice system was plagued by scandal and systemic child abuse. Now it's poised to become a national model. A transition team appointed by Gov. Perry recently started the process of abolishing two agencies overseeing youth incarceration and parole.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers are trying to decide whether privatizing more jails would save money. Opponents fear such a measure would reverse recent reforms of the state's correctional system. Ana Correa, executive director of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, says Texas now leads the nati

AUSTIN, Texas - Thousands of Texans are expected to converge on the state Capitol today, hoping to talk lawmakers out of plans to balance the state budget mostly with sweeping program cuts instead of new revenues. Organizers of the "Save Our State" rally say many Texans are under the mistaken impre

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