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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.

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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 5, 2009

Madison, WI - Running for a State Assembly seat is not an inexpensive proposition in Wisconsin anymore. The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) says in 2008, for the first time ever, more than $1 million was spent on a single State Assembly race. And the economic downturn does appear to faze some gro ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – It's back to work today for many in Arizona, and some workers will be taking home a bigger paycheck this week. Those on the bottom rung of Arizona's economic ladder will see a pay hike in 2009, as the state's minimum wage rises from $6.90 to $7.25 an hour. The five-percent increa ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – In the past two years, Iowa's smoking rate has dropped 22 percent. That means 79,000 more Iowans are now former smokers. Almost no other state has seen that steep a decline, and Peggy Huppert with the Iowa Chapter of the American Cancer Society says it's no accident: During t ...Read More

Richmond, VA – Reduce state services and lay off government employees, or keep things churning? Higher taxes, or lower? Those questions and competing ideas will play out when the Virginia General Assembly tackles the huge budget deficit upon its return to Richmond next week. Facing a deficit ...Read More

Sioux Falls, SD - A hot-button topic that is expected to surface early in Congress this year is a federal law that would give employees more options when deciding how, and if, they want to organize a union. Mark Anderson with the South Dakota State Federation of Labor says that, simply put, passa ...Read More

Chicago, IL – Whether their retirement date is 30 years from now or 30 days, many Americans have seen their hard-earned savings "melted away" by the economic meltdown. However, some experts are convinced that anyone can weather the tough times by adopting new strategies for retirement. Ryan G ...Read More

Nashville, TN – It's been nearly 50 years since there's been a family in the White House with young children, and parenting organizations predict that the Obamas may soon become role models for parenting skills that others nationwide will try to emulate. Lysa Parker, co-founder of the group A ...Read More

Columbus, OH - The holidays may be over, but the spirit of giving is still needed for Ohio's hungry. Demand for food at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank is up 14 percent compared to the same time last year. President and Chief Executive Matt Habash says, while donations have increased over the past couple of m ...Read More

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