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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: November 30, 2009

MADISON, Wisc. - The holidays can be a wonderful time to enjoy family and friends, but for those who face difficult challenges, the best present may be some professional help. That's where the state's social workers come in. With the economy reeling, social workers in Wisconsin are preparing for a v ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's not just about the hunt: Ohio wildlife officials say Deer-Gun season, which kicks off today in the state, is like an annual economic stimulus package for the rural parts of the state. About 420,000 hunters are expected to be out in pursuit of 650,000 deer. It's called Deer-Gun ...Read More

SEATTLE - They say you can't take it with you and, in December, Congress must decide how much estates should be taxed when someone dies. The federal estate tax expires at the end of this year. It doesn't affect most people - only one in a hundred is wealthy enough for their estate to be taxed - but ...Read More

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Senate begins debate this week over its health care reform bill. Unlike the House version, it does not extend health insurance benefits to laid-off workers. The House bill allows an unemployed person to pick up the benefit premiums, in order to remain covered, until 2013. The cu ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - It's enough to make any Virginia parent squirm with discomfort - and then change the channel. A new study comparing five years of prime-time television programming finds that story lines depicting violence against women are on the increase, and that violence on the "small screen" is ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - As Minnesota gears up to commemorate World AIDS Day, those in the state who track the disease hope increased education and awareness can help turn around a troubling trend. AIDS-oriented events begin Tuesday and will continue throughout December. The added attention to the dis ...Read More

PORTLAND, Maine - With so many big-ticket items on the table, such as health-care reform and climate policy, it's easy for an issue like the estate tax to get lost in the shuffle. That's the tax paid on the estates of multi-millionaires when they die. But the devil is in the details, says Mike Lapha ...Read More

CHICAGO - The recent discovery of DNA from Asian carp just seven miles south of Lake Michigan has scientists, federal officials and conservation groups on the offensive, since it means the big and predatory fish have made their way past electrical barriers that were erected to keep them out of the G ...Read More

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