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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

2020Talks - August 14, 2020 

Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: June 5, 2008

Memphis, TN - Activists throughout Memphis are calling for an end to what they consider to be the status quo in Washington, D.C. and Tennessee. At the "Bands Not Bombs" music festival this Saturday, social action groups from the area plan to challenge lawmakers to make a shift away from corporate in ...Read More

Albany, NY - Until this week, New York was taking a one-industry approach to attacking the problem of climate change, concentrating on power generation. Now lawmakers in Albany are trying something different. Lindenhurst Assemblyman Bob Sweeney chairs the Environmental Conservation Committee and s ...Read More

Cheyenne, WY - It's a new record, 44 million acres: that's how much public land in Wyoming has been leased for oil and gas drilling under the push to develop domestic supplies. However, it turns out that the rush to drill is going faster than even the oil and gas companies can keep up with, accordin ...Read More

Laramie, WY - West Nile virus season is about to get underway, and Wyoming residents are being warned to try to avoid being bitten by the mosquitoes that carry the illness. But wild creatures targeted by the newly-flourishing bugs don't have much in the way of defenses, and a new study from the Univ ...Read More

Des Moines IA – Now that the primaries and presidential caucuses are over, many are wondering how to keep voters' interest over the summer. To build on the record caucus turn out, Iowans with Disabilities in Action is planning a statewide initiative. Program director Rik Shannon says part of t ...Read More

Olympia, WA - There's plenty of natural beauty in Washington beyond what you can Google on a computer - but can the state convince kids to take a closer look at it? The Parks Department hopes so, and is awarding $1.5 million in grants to help acquaint children with nature. The grants are part of the ...Read More

Salem, OR - Just because the school year is ending for Oregon kids doesn't mean that learning has to stop too. In fact, research shows that summer boredom and "brain drain" can cost students at least two months of math and reading skills if they don't get regular practice. Many Oregon schools and l ...Read More

Madison, WI – Wisconsin will be ready if the state moves toward a clean-energy economy. That's the conclusion of a new industrial labor report, commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council, which says the work force is in place, ready and able for that transition. Wisconsin is one o ...Read More

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