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PNS Daily News - October 26, 2020 


Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court moves toward a final vote; judicial appointments issue looms in the election; and five COVID-19 infections confirmed within VP Mike Pence's inner circle.


2020Talks - October 26, 2020 


Youth voter turnout has been high in early voting. And presidential candidates court swing-state voters in the last days until November 3.

Public News Service - TX: Media Reform

When the coronavirus hit in March, more than 12 million of the 55 million American students sent home did not have home broadband access for online learning, according to the Brookings Institute. (geralt/Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas -- The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated that every school needs 21st-century remote access to broadband, according to Connected Nation Texas. Jennifer Harris, the group's state program director, stressed that distance learning works when investments are made in home broadband, sc

GOP effort would gut net neutrality rules. Credit: Sean MacEntee/Flickr Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – More than 60 civil rights and public-interest groups sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to keep the Internet open. The coalition is protesting a rider, attached to a must-pass government funding package, that would t

PHOTO: California DREAMer protest, 2010.
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SAN ANTONIO - Adjective or adverb? More and more newsrooms are debating how best to use the word "illegal" when referring to residents who did not move to the United States with proper documentation. From CNN to The Huffington Post, major outlets that have been trying to expand their Latino audienc

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Texas' 23rd congressional district is huge, sweeping 550 miles from San Antonio to El Paso. Also huge is tonight's debate between Republican incumbent Representative Quico Canseco (R-San Antonio) and Democratic challenger Pete Gallego (Alpine). It's receiving national attentio

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SAN JUAN, Texas - Housing advocates are warning Texans who have fallen behind of their property taxes to beware of letters from law firms offering to pay the back taxes. Those offers of assistance could lead to lost homes. It's all-too common in areas hit hardest by the recent recession, according

AUSTIN, Texas - This month marks the start of the third year of the Affordable Care Act, although there's still a lot of confusion about what the act does - and doesn't - provide Texans. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study found consumers may not understand many of its key provisions. Phillip M

DALLAS - First. the Justice Department filed suit to stop it. Then the Federal Communications Commission moved to block it. In the end, AT&T this week officially ended its $39 billion effort to take over T-Mobile, signaling a stronger stand on antitrust oversight by the Obama administration than its

EL PASO, Texas - National crime rankings released last week confirmed that, for the second year in a row, El Paso is the safest city in the U.S. with a population of more than 500,000. It's evidence that public perception about the border does not always match reality, according to immigrant-rights

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