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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: January 19, 2009

Phoenix, AZ - As Homeland Security rushes to build 700 miles of wall along the Mexican border, from California through Arizona and Texas, a group of environmentally active photographers is documenting the wall's effects on wildlife. Congress exempted the border wall from environmental laws such as t ...Read More

"Community Organizer" was an item on Barack Obama's resume as he ran for president, and it's job experience that his opponents mocked. Now, on Martin Luther King Day, a think tank co-founded by an advisor to Dr. King in the '60s, is looking forward to Obama's inauguration with considerable satisfact ...Read More

Kansas City, MO - Parents naturally worry that social networking sites might put youngsters' private lives in a fishbowl, and new research now shows these schools of fish are discussing sex, substance abuse, drugs and violence. Researchers hope their findings lead to more parental vigilance. Dr. D ...Read More

Denver, CO – The growing cost of health care could force many of Colorado's small businesses to close, threatening 40 percent of the state's private-sector jobs, according to a new study. Colorado was one of a dozen states surveyed in the new study by the Colorado Progressive Coalition, called ...Read More

Portland, OR – The number of homeless people across Oregon has risen nearly nine percent over the past two years. A new report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness says the increase has been greatest in rural areas around such places as Bend, Redmond, and Medford, and in the rural part ...Read More

Madison, WI - Many more children in Wisconsin will get quality health care if the new president approves the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) just passed by the U.S. House. The expansion of the program approved by the House last week could mean health coverage for nearly half the ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – The unrelenting snow and cold this month can be hazardous for anyone, but especially for those with disabilities. Friday, a man in a wheelchair was found stuck in the snow outside his rural Des Moines home in subzero temperatures. Authorities speculate he had been trapped the ...Read More

Minot, ND – With commodity prices down, input costs up, and some North Dakota farmers still holding on to last year's crops, some big decisions will have to be made soon about what to plant this spring. The North Dakota Farmers Union and the agriculture risk management firm Country Hedging wi ...Read More

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