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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)

2020Talks - November 25, 2020 

Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing.

Archive: February 8, 2007

Guards at the State Penitentiary are watching more than prisoners at the moment. You might say they're "staking out" the North Dakota Legislature, too. The guards are concerned that their wages and benefits lag behind other state employees. Corrections officers are urging lawmakers not to lump the ...Read More

There's a change in the air in Montana that has drifted all the way to Washington D.C., where a U.S. Senate subcommittee has been examining evidence of climate change from around the nation. David Stallings of Trout Unlimited outlined the changes that have been documented in Montana over the past ...Read More

A new study exposes a possible cancer-causing chemical found in at least 15 children's bath products. The substance 1-4 Dioxane is listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a possible carcinogen, but you won't find it on the bottle as an ingredient. As a byproduct of the manufacturing pr ...Read More

There is one opening on the three-person Iowa Utilities Board that new Governor Chet Culver must soon fill. His pick will speak volumes about what the future holds for Iowa's renewable energy efforts. During his campaign, Culver said his plan was to make Iowa "the renewable energy capitol of the ...Read More

The Minnesota Senate has overwhelmingly approved legislation calling for statewide renewable energy standards. Supporters say that will help the environment, the economy, and will reduce dependence on imports. Senator Ellen Anderson (DFL-St. Paul) is the bill's author and sponsor. "This bill will s ...Read More

Governor Spitzer's new budget goal of getting more New Yorkers, especially children, onto Medicaid rolls should save the state dollars in the long run. That's the analysis of the Fiscal Policy Institute, an economic think tank, in its newly-released 17th Annual Budget briefing. The group's Senior E ...Read More

The Great Lakes need a big splash in the federal budget, but according to clean water advocates, they're getting just a trickle. A White House panel recently called for widespread action to prevent pollution and stop invasive species. However, Jeff Skelding of the Healing Our Waters Coalition says ...Read More

Thousands of Oregonians apparently can't make it to payday without getting expensive advances on their checks through check-cashing "payday loan" companies. New research from the Oregon Center for Public Policy shows one of every eight low-income adults in the state pays unregulated fees to cash the ...Read More

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