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PNS Daily Newscast - November 23, 2020 

The holiday forecast calls for fewer cars on the road for Thanksgiving; dealing with racial impact of cap and trade.

2020Talks - November 23, 2020 

Trump campaign is running out of legal options as more states certify. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: December 17, 2008

Bozeman, MT – Describe a free enterprise system, name the three branches of government, and list the "inalienable rights" referred to in the Declaration of Independence. Those are examples of civics questions on a quiz given to randomly-selected Americans by a civic education group, and 71% of ...Read More

Lansing, MI - Homelessness is up in cities in Michigan and nationwide by an average 12 percent, according to a survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the worst could still be to come. The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness reports there are at least 80,000 homeless people in the state. ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM - The New Year may bring some welcome economic news to New Mexico. The state could receive an additional $370 million in federal matching Medicaid funds. Under the proposed tax stimulus package that's been requested by President-elect Obama, federal Medicaid matching payments could c ...Read More

New York, NY — Governor David Paterson says hard economic times call for "shared sacrifice," but education groups say New York school children are being asked to sacrifice too much. Education takes a direct hit of almost 700 million dollars in Paterson's budget, not counting the money New York ...Read More

Columbus, Ohio – When national lawmakers return to work in January, a federal recovery package that helps Ohioans should be at the top of the priority list. That's the message in a letter sent by more than 160 organizations in Ohio to President-elect Barack Obama and the Ohio congressional de ...Read More

St. Louis, MO - They're hoping in Missouri that Arne Duncan will lead a reform movement in how kids are taught about sex. Sex education advocates say research data from a Guttmacher Institute study indicates that an abstinence-only approach isn't working, and they're optimistic that Education Secret ...Read More

Boston, MA – Massachusetts consumers can now easily do some detective work on medical costs and quality of care. The state has launched a Web site that posts the information for all to see. Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby says posting hospital cost comp ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – The recession is taking a toll on many of the groups that provide a safety net for those being hurt the most by it. Jon Pratt with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits says its almost 2,000 members are trying to do more with less. "Over half are reporting reduced revenues alread ...Read More

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