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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 


U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.


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Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Public News Service - WA: Youth

Puyallup, WA – A dozen University of Montana students are coming to Washington for a climb up 14,000-foot Mt. Rainier Aug. 15-17. Their goal for the "Climb for Climate" is to call attention to what young people can do to curb the effects of global warming on the mountains of the Northwest. The

Seattle, WA – The State of Washington is going on the road to make it easier for people to sign their kids up for health insurance. Today, a 15-city bus tour kicks off in Seattle to encourage more participation in "Apple Health for Kids." That's the new name for the state-run health insurance

Seattle, WA - One-third of Washington households contain at least one gun – and a new study may prompt parents to rethink that situation, especially with kids home for the summer. The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) says almost 50 youngsters per year are killed by firearms in Washington, based o

Olympia, WA - There's plenty of natural beauty in Washington beyond what you can Google on a computer - but can the state convince kids to take a closer look at it? The Parks Department hopes so, and is awarding $1.5 million in grants to help acquaint children with nature. The grants are part of the

Seattle, WA – The average American child spends 900 hours a year in the classroom and 1,500 hours a year watching television, including an estimated 20,000 commercials. From April 21 to April 27, during annual "Turnoff Week," people will be trying to find more creative, productive ways for you

Spokane, WA – Schools may be doing a good job academically, but just because you graduate doesn't mean you're ready for the "real world." Washington is one of five states kicking off a new effort to change that. The "Ready By 21 Challenge" is a nationwide push to get communities, businesses a

Seattle, WA – Washington gets high grades from the American Lung Association for its measures to control smoking, but the Association says there's more to be done. It also warns there may be efforts to weaken anti-tobacco measures. Every year, the ALA ranks states and the federal government o

Olympia, WA – This month, Governor Chris Gregoire has stepped into the ring twice with the federal government. Washington is a party to two lawsuits against the feds. One challenges new restrictions on how states can provide healthcare for low-income children with federal funds; the other woul

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