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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: September 15, 2008

Des Moines, IA – There have been many advances in cancer treatment in recent years, but now there's a jump forward that also involves the families of Iowa's cancer patients - free temporary housing for adult patients with caregivers. That's the idea behind the "Hope Lodges" run by the America ...Read More

Nashville, TN - Advocates in Tennessee say it's time for lawmakers to "Step Up For Kids." Events taking place statewide Tuesday are part of a national non-partisan campaign to focus attention on child welfare, health and education. April Swoner, with the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, ...Read More

Jamestown, ND – September is National Preparedness Month, and a hurricane like Ike is a good reminder of the importance of being ready. James Moench with the North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium says people with disabilities face additional challenges during emergencies, and state o ...Read More

Tallahassee, FL - Florida has been home to landmark efforts to conserve water, wildlife and wilderness. Now, budget cutbacks threaten some of the state's efforts, such as the Florida Forever program that spends $300 million a year and has protected more than 600,000 acres of land. Janet Bowman, wi ...Read More

Seattle, WA – Many Washington families haven't had enough recovery time since the last recession to rally, or even to brace for another downturn. That's one finding from a new "State of Working Washington" report, whose research compares today with other boom-and-bust cycles in the economy. ...Read More

Portland, OR – Nurses are vanishing from Oregon's public schools; only one other state, Utah, ranks lower than Oregon in the number of school nurses available to students. A task force appointed by the legislature to study the problem found that 54 Oregon districts don't have nurses, despite t ...Read More

New York, NY — With the U.S. Interior Department clouded by a sex and drugs scandal and taxpayers allegedly out $15 billion in lost royalty payments, Congress is looking to step in. "The Comprehensive American Energy Security and Tax Payer Protection Act" is expected to come to the House floor ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - Republicans in the Pennsylvania House are listening today to plans to provide health care for all Keystone State residents. The GOP caucus is holding a closed hearing on a bill to create a publicly-funded and privately-provided health care system. Chuck Pennachio, with the advocacy ...Read More

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