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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: August 20, 2007

A controversial plan to impose royalties on precious metals mines gets a hearing Tuesday. Precious metals mines in Nevada and elsewhere operate under a mining law that predates the invention of the light bulb. Reform advocates like Dan Randolph, with Great Basin Mine Watch, will testify this week in ...Read More

About 600,000 employees of small businesses in Washington will soon have access to health insurance after the appointment of a “Health Insurance Partnership Board." The group's job is to select insurance companies to be part of a new state program aimed at signing up more employers for health ...Read More

Massachusetts victims of health care mistakes are banding together to give other patients more input on what happens within hospital walls. A meeting today in Framingham is the first for the Metrowest branch of the Consumer Health Quality Council. The council is comprised of people like Jamie Steve ...Read More

A warning to homeowners in the midst of a spreading credit crisis and the growing threat of foreclosure. Con artists are preying on these homeowners, who are desperate to keep their homes. Victor Elias, with the Child and Family Policy Center, says there are reports in other states of scammers cl ...Read More

Getting dinner on the table is an all-day event in Montana this week. Montanans are following the food production trail from farm to table via a bus, to raise consumer awareness about the state's number-one industry: agriculture. The "food tourists" will follow the path of food production by visiti ...Read More

Religion in public schools does not have to be controversial, according to a constitutional expert in Montana this week. Dr. Charles Haynes, with the First Amendment Center, says religion is an important part of a quality education. He says the confusion about the topic comes from those who mistaken ...Read More

People with the early warning signs of diabetes more than double their risk of death from heart disease, according to new research from the American Heart Association. Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Isaacson, with the North Central Heart Institute in Sioux Falls, says people with "pre-diabetes" have blood ...Read More

A wildfire expert is calling for some creative thinking to prevent repeat fire seasons like the one California is seeing this year. Global Forest Science president Dr. Reese Halter says warming temperatures, prolonged drought, and decades of putting out all fires have ushered in a fire cycle that wo ...Read More

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