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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: October 5, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. - Billions of federal dollars for reforming schools will become available this month for states that agree to terms to be outlined shortly by the Obama administration in a program called Race to the Top. Some teachers' union leaders have a hard time swallowing some of what states are ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - New census numbers show poverty in Minnesota didn't increase dramatically, but that doesn't mean food shelves are seeing less traffic; in fact, just the opposite. Food pantries are reporting that people who never imagined they would need assistance are now counting on help. Acco ...Read More

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Ohio's children soon will be getting a boost when they buckle up. A new law goes into effect on Wednesday requiring children between the ages of four and eight, and who are shorter than four feet, nine inches tall, to be in a booster seat while in a vehicle. Dr. Mike Gittelman, ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - Governor Jim Doyle is expected to sign a measure into law that would hold parents' feet to the fire when it comes to making sure their kids attend kindergarten. Wisconsin is one of the few states in the nation that doesn't require parents to enroll their five-year-olds in kindergarte ...Read More

CHICAGO - The war in Afghanistan began eight years ago this week, and Illinois residents who have sons or daughters in the military are wondering whether the troops will be coming home anytime soon, or whether more will be sent. Meantime, peace activists are planning demonstrations in Illinois and a ...Read More

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - If your nose runs and your eyes itch, you may be getting a cold -- or you may be falling victim to fall allergies. Some experts say even if you've never had them before, you could be affected this year. The reason is global warming, asserts David Mizejewski, a naturalist with the ...Read More

LAS VEGAS - The recession has made its mark on Las Vegas convention business, with attendance down and many events using less space. However, this month a convention keyed to the over-50 crowd is giving reason for hope. AARP is holding its annual convention in Vegas, and vice president of events C ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - Elderly Michigan residents could have fewer choices for long-term care if Gov. Granholm fails to fulfill a promise to veto some budget cuts. Nursing home operators are hoping the governor is as good as her word. Granholm has said she'll veto cuts that hurt the elderly. But as it s ...Read More

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