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PNS Daily Newscast - October 29, 2020 


Trump supporters left to battle frigid temperatures in Omaha; absentee ballots surge in Tennessee.


2020Talks - October 29, 2020 


The Supreme Court blocks North Carolina and Pennsylvania Republicans from requiring ballots to be delivered by Election Day. And a Texas court is requiring masks at polling places.

Public News Service - WI: Consumer

Madison, WI - Insurance companies are misleading the public about the costs of malpractice lawsuits, while driving up malpractice insurance rates for doctors. That's the finding of former Missouri insurance commissioner Jay Angoff, who writes these conclusions in a report for the American Associati

There's a nationwide call to "get the lead out" of children's toys. There have been 15 lead-related toy recalls in the last year, including two involving Wisconsin companies. Gerie Voss with trial lawyers' group American Association for Justice says the biggest problem is toy jewelry, much of whi

Madison, WI - The Sierra Club is calling on Wisconsinites to pledge to save energy, and cut their utility bills along the way. Spokesman Seth Nowak says little things like changing a light bulb can really add up in the long run. "Change one incandescent light bulb to a compact fluorescent light bul

Madison, WI - A bow-and-arrow set, a Superman lamp, and a pull-toy for toddlers all have made this year's holiday list of the "Ten Worst Toys" because they can cause injury or death. Attorney James Swartz' family has compiled the list for 34 years. He says it can be discouraging, because toys that c

Madison, WI - A deadline is looming on low-cost prescription drugs for seniors and people with disabilities. The Medicare "Part D" open enrollment period runs until the end of the year, and eligible Wisconsinites are being encouraged to sign up or make any changes in their current coverage as soon a

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