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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 - UT: Consumer

PHOTO: Less than half of the $2.5 billion in National Mortgage Settlement money, paid by banks to states, is being used to assist troubled homeowners and prevent foreclosures.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When Utah received almost $22 million as part of the National Mortgage Settlement from banks after the nation's mortgage lending crisis, the state did not use it to help struggling homeowners. And according to a new report from Enterprise Community Partners, many states

PHOTO: Many Utah roads will soon look like this! It may be time for a safe-driving refresher course before you have to brave them.

SALT LAKE CITY - The snow has already flown in some parts of Utah, which is a reminder to brush up on safe-driving skills. AARP Utah offers a four-hour driver safety course. It is intended for people over age 50, although anyone who sits behind the wheel can sign up. Paulette Welch, AARP Utah stat

GRAPHIC:  A new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research ranks states on their entrepreneurial activity.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah ranks just above the middle among the 50 states for entrepreneurial activity. That's according to a new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research. The Beehive State stands out on the list, not for its ranking, but for being the state with the biggest

PHOTO: Undertaking a home remodel in Utah requires a licensed contractor. Photo credit: iStockphoto.

SALT LAKE CITY – This month, investigators posing as homeowners in Utah and seven other states got bids for construction and handyman services from people they found on the Internet. In just one week, 21 were cited in two Utah counties – Davis and Washington – as part of the sting

PHOTO: Honeybee on flower. Photo credit: Jeff Pettis, U.S. Agricultural Research Service.

DELTA, Utah - September is National Honey Month, and Utah beekeepers say it's been a year full of challenges for both professionals and hobbyists. The hot, dry weather has meant fewer and less-healthy crops and flowers in some areas, which are necessary for the pollination process and as food the be

SALT LAKE CITY - Millions of homeowners age 50 and older still are at risk of foreclosure, according to an AARP national report released today. Utah doesn't track mortgage defaults by homeowners' age, although the state remains in the top 10 for its high foreclosure rate. For those over 50, says ho

PHOTO: Child playing a piano. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Elvis isn't just part of history; his music is now part of scientific history - published in a new study by University of Utah researchers that looks at genetic connections to the body's regulation of emotional hormones. Music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gauge em

PHOTO: old telephone wrapped in cord. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

PROVO, Utah - Hold the phone! Robocall season is underway in Utah, along with the election season. Political robocalls are exempted from National Do Not Call Registry regulations, and some families have been targeted for several calls a day. Shaun Dakin founded the National Political Do Not Contac

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