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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: April 27, 2007

Boston, MA - A group of environmental watchdogs hopes to "clear the air" with the state's top greenhouse gas emitter at its annual shareholders meeting this morning. They're urging Dominion Resources to invest in clean energy. Protesters will be outside, and a handful of environmental representati ...Read More

Lyons, NE - South Dakota producers needing planning funds or working capital to move their value-added ideas forward, are being encouraged to check out the Value-Added Producer Grant program. Mike Heavrin with the Center for Rural Affairs says the USDA Rural Development program awards grants to ag ...Read More

Albuquerque - American immigration policy is out of line with American values, according to Peter Simonson of the ACLUof New Mexico, who will moderate a free panel discussion on the topic Saturday. He says sending the more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States home is an impossibl ...Read More

Columbus, OH - The Ohio House released its budget plan late Thursday, and health advocates say something's missing. Gone is a feature in Gov. Strickland's budget restoring Medicaid coverage to all parents under the poverty line, affecting about 25,000 people who lost eligibility in 2005. Cathy Le ...Read More

Salem, OR - As Oregon's population ages, more and more residents are needing long term care. Nursing home workers from across the state gathered in Salem Thursday to ask lawmakers to make sure those people are safe and get the best quality care. Nursing home worker Carlotta Davison says there jus ...Read More

Salem, OR - People across the state are joining Governor Kulongoski this "Hunger Awareness Week" by trying to survive on the average food stamp budget: $21 a week, per person. Kulongoski is challenging average Oregonians to limit their food budgets and experience firsthand what thousands of their n ...Read More

Fourteen workers died last year in North Dakota's factories, farms, and oil fields. On Saturday, labor leaders from across the state will honor them in observances of Workers' Memorial Day. This year's observance is especially poignant in light of the ongoing controversy surrounding the agency char ...Read More

Nashville, TN - This weekend is a shopping opportunity in Tennessee -- a tax holiday where certain items are exempt from the state's famous highest-in-the-nation sales tax. While it's a welcome tax vacation, it's not long enough, according to John Stewart with Tennesseans for Fair Taxation. "Peopl ...Read More

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