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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.


2020Talks - August 12, 2020 


California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Archive: December 21, 2006

St. Paul, MN - Child advocates are asking Minnesotans not to forget the youngest victims of Hurricane Katrina during the holidays. Jim Koppel, of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), says while groups and communities across Minnesota are doing their best, overall recovery efforts have been inadequate. ...Read More

As several inches of snow fell across much of New Mexico earlier this week, Navajo elders slept outside at a blockade near the site of a proposed coal-fired power plant on Navajo land. Almost a dozen local elders have been blocking access to the site since December 12 in protest of the plant. Resid ...Read More

It's the second holiday season since Hurricane Katrina struck and thousands of survivors are once again celebrating in a FEMA trailer. Recovery experts urge Ohioans and the country as a whole not to forget the Gulf Coast this Christmas. Amy Liu with the Brookings Institution says things are going ...Read More

Industrial chemicals are impairing brain development in children here in Oregon, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health. Because developing brains are more susceptible to the effects of chemicals like lead and mercury, nearly one of every six children worldwide has a devel ...Read More

Last week's wild weather gave Washingtonians a taste of what Hurricane Katrina survivors have been contending with for over a year. Much of New Orleans is still in shambles, but how bad is it? As of this month, only half the schools, 30 percent of the childcare centers and 64 percent of the hospital ...Read More

According to a new report from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, over 130,000 Wisconsinites take out "refund anticipation loans" each year to pay for tax prep and quick access to cash. Spokesman John Keckhaver says the loans target low-income communities, don't speed up refunds very ...Read More

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