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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: March 21, 2008

Canton/Minneapolis, MN - Congressional negotiators are close to an agreement on spending levels for a new farm bill, and conservationists say they're pleased about a tentative deal to increase funding for a program that encourages farmers to protect the soil and water. Loni Kemp with the Minnesota P ...Read More

Bozeman, MT - Farming and ranching contribute $2.5 billion each year to Montana's economy, which makes it the state's leading industry, a fact being noted for "National Agriculture Week." Alan Merrill, president of the Montana Farmers Union, says as the growing season kicks off this month, there a ...Read More

Sioux Falls, SD – When Shawn Dykstra hired on with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in the late '70s, she didn't think her career would end like this. Northwestern's successor, Qwest Communications, will close its 411 directory assistance call center in Sioux Falls on March 28th. The closur ...Read More

Manchester, NH - As the war in Iraq enters its sixth year, a pilot program in New Hampshire is reaching out to "support the troops" before, during, and after deployment. A collaborative effort involving the Defense Department, New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services, Easter Seals and ...Read More

Des Moines, IA - As the Iraq war enters its sixth year, the cost to the U.S. national treasury is over a half-trillion dollars and counting. According to the National Priorities Project, that amount includes a heavy cost to Iowa taxpayers; an NPP analysis estimates Iowa's share at $4 billion. Con ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - Discussion of Pennsylvania's water situation is "on tap" this weekend. Saturday is World Water Day, a yearly observance set by the United Nations to recognize that more than one billion people around the world don't have access to safe drinking water. It's also a time to talk abou ...Read More

Bismarck, ND - More than 600 students from 35 tribal colleges across the country were in Bismarck this week for the annual American Indian Higher Education Consortium conference. There were workshops, seminars, and nationally-known speakers addressing everything from climate change to leadership. ...Read More

Des Moines, IA - Just 2.5 percent of the world's water is drinkable, and more than a billion people have no access to clean water. To improve availability of healthy drinking water in countries around the globe, the United Nations has created World Water Day, observed Saturday. In Iowa, the qual ...Read More

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