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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: July 23, 2008

Richmond, VA - Some recent discoveries are clearing the air in the smoking ban discussion in Virginia. The World Health Organization (WHO) compiled more than 900 studies and government reports on smoking bans around the world. They appear to have put an end to a common misconception about smoking ba ...Read More

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the federal policy on gays in the military, will be the focus of a hearing on Capitol Hill today. California Congresswoman Susan Davis has scheduled the hearing, which is the first since the policy was implemented in 1993. Gay-rights advocates call it one of the most anti-fa ...Read More

As California and the rest of the nation prepare to elect a new president, a man who claims he has proof that voter fraud was committed in the 2004 Ohio Presidential election says he fears a repeat this November. After spending three years investigating the election, Richard Hayes Phillips says he h ...Read More

Columbus, OH – Nearly two dozen organizations have filed a joint response to plans by Ohio's Public Utilities Commission for new controls on electric rates. Dave Rinebolt, with Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, says the proposed rules leave too many loopholes for utility companies to slip ...Read More

Helena, MT – One Montana river is listed as a "treasure of the west" but two other rivers are listed as "trouble" in a report on the health of trout and trout fishing industries released today. The Big Blackfoot is held up as an example of how conservation groups, ranchers and others can partn ...Read More

Denver - A last-minute rule change by the Bush adminstration could leave currently protected roadless areas in Colorado among the most vulnerable to development in the country, according to a new report from the Pew Environment Group. The report finds nearly 100 gas leases could move forward on Colo ...Read More

LaGrande, OR – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that two adult gray wolves and two pups are living north of LaGrande, some of the first wolves in the state in decades. Conservation groups point out that the discovery coincides with a federal judge's decision to reinstat ...Read More

Bend, OR - More than 1,000 people who described themselves as "likely voters" across the country told pollsters this month they think protecting public land as wilderness is important. Of those surveyed, 87 percent say protecting wilderness is important to them. And, no matter what their political p ...Read More

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