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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - WA: Social Justice

Portland, OR/Seattle, WA – It's hard enough to get a good-paying job in Washington, but if you're just out of prison, it can seem almost impossible. However, in the Portland area, Multnomah County has joined a small but growing number of employers to strike the question, 'Have you ever been co

Seattle, WA – A few Washington residents won't be casting ballots in next week's statewide election -- because they can't. Four Washingtonians who want to be U.S. citizens say they've waited too long to get approval from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. They've filed a lawsuit in

Kirkland, WA – Picketers that showed up recently in front of a major Seattle-based department store chain underscore the fact that companies importing supplies and products from overseas have to pay a lot more attention to the working conditions and environmental rules in those countries -- or

Seattle, WA – A group of more than 1,000 attorneys is calling for an independent investigation of the Washington State Patrol's crime lab system. They're asking for a probe of allegations that the crime lab mishandled such evidence as blood and ballistics tests, and misstated expert testimony,

Olympia, WA - Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has left the sidelines in the debate over Referendum 67. The measure, on next month's statewide ballot, would require insurance companies to settle claims promptly and fairly or face larger fines if policyholders take them to court.

Former felons have to pay all of their fines before they are allowed to vote again. The controversial state law has just been upheld as legal by the Washington Supreme Court. However, critics say the law undermines democracy, and even violates ex-offenders' rights, because it denies them right to v

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