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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 

Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.

2020Talks - August 13, 2020 

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Archive: July 24, 2007

A more serious excuse to put off house cleaning comes from a report released today. A review of research from Women's Voices for the Earth points to increasing evidence of links between some health problems, like asthma and reproductive difficulties, and exposure to chemicals in common household cle ...Read More

The federal minimum wage goes up today for the first time in almost a decade. And workers' advocates are planning a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol to mark the occasion. Rally spokesman Don McFarland says, while it's not the solution to poverty, it's a good first step. "For the last ten years, ...Read More

Just as the YouTube-CNN debate forced Democratic presidential contenders to focus on the needs of the internet generation, Native Americans leaders want to make sure candidates get serious about their issues as well. With Nevada a key early primary state, Chairman Arlan Melendez of the Reno Sparks I ...Read More

The Supreme Court decision eliminating racial integration as a means to seek academic equity has prompted a new strategy in New York -- achieving racial balance by making schools equally productive in both rich and poor districts. Seven billion dollars over the next four years will be used help leve ...Read More

A renewable energy bill is gathering support in the U.S. House, and a new report says Ohio will "cash in" if it passes. The law would require 20 percent of the nation's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. Report co-author Jeff Deyette with the Union of Concerned Scientists says Ohi ...Read More

Oregon no longer tops the nation's hunger statistics, but a Bush administration proposal to change food stamp rules could threaten that success. And nationally, food stamps for over 300,000 people are at risk, according to new analysis from the Oregon Center for Public Policy. The non-partisan thin ...Read More

The federal minimum wage goes up today, but North Dakota labor leaders say the best is yet to come. The state's own minimum wage law goes into effect on August 1, and John Risch with the United Transportation Union says it plugs the gaps in the federal law by covering workers who were not included ...Read More

Washington boasts one of the "coolest" counties in the nation, but that may be at risk if voters give a highway expansion measure the thumbs up, says one of the state's largest environmental organizations. The Sierra Club of Washington says King County's "cool counties" agreement to reduce carbon em ...Read More

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