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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: December 31, 2008

Denver, CO – The gloomy recent revenue forecast for Colorado doesn't mean state leaders should cut back on "safety net" programs that help its children. That's the New Year's resolution for Coloradans coming from child welfare watchdogs. Lindsay Neil with the Colorado Children's Campaign says ...Read More

Nashville, TN – The first babies born in 2009 are likely to face more challenges if they're born in Tennessee. The state's rates of infant mortality, low birth weight and premature babies all rank near the bottom nationally. The TennCare child health insurance program was designed to improve ...Read More

Lansing, MI - When the Michigan legislature resumes work after the first of the year, it will be looking at a budget deficit expected to reach $400 million by September 30th - the end of the state's fiscal year. Governor Jennifer Granholm has promised not to raise taxes, as was done last year, to ...Read More

Chicago, IL – It's a wish list aimed at protecting the country's most valuable natural resources: Protections for public lands like the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois are among the requests from conservationists for the new administration. Velma Smith, Pew Campaign for Responsible Mining ...Read More

Auburn, WA – What a way to spend New Year's Eve. A team from Mercy Corps is in the Gaza Strip, rounding up emergency aid supplies for people panicked by the fighting that has killed or injured at least 1,000 in the past few days. The Portland-based global relief agency has been running job pro ...Read More

Columbus, OH - Many Ohioans will ring in the New Year with resolutions to lose unwanted pounds or quit smoking. But if you want your resolution to stick, experts say, you should focus on small lifestyle changes to improve your overall health, instead of quick fixes that won't last. Tracey Hopkins ...Read More

California is resolving to be less toxic in 2009. Two new laws that go into effect January 1 are designed to jump start the California Environmental Protection Agency's "Green Chemistry Program." One law will require the state to identify potentially-toxic chemicals and evaluate safer alternatives, ...Read More

Richmond, VA – A coalition of 17 churches across Virginia says a loophole in state law allows car title lenders to charge interest above 300 percent and to avoid the long-established Virginia Small Loan Act. With no credit check, Virginians can walk into a car title lender – hand over th ...Read More

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