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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: April 27, 2009

Harrisburg, PA - Kids in Pennsylvania schools would learn more about the world outside their classrooms under a bill just introduced in Washington, D.C. The "No Child Left Inside Act" calls for federal funding to expand environmental education and prepare students for the future green workforce. ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – This is Air Quality Awareness Week, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Weather Service and environmental groups urging Iowans to become "Air Aware." Amy Broadmoore, air quality program director with the non-profit Iowa Environmental Council, says he ...Read More

Jefferson City, MO – Even if they have health insurance, millions of Americans put off going to the doctor, and it's no different for people in Missouri. A new report by Community Catalyst finds that one insured adult in five is under-insured. It also says that 60 percent of Americans are payi ...Read More

In 2005, an estimated 18,000 people nationwide died from MRSA, one of the growing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Now, a Pew Charitable Trusts study has found that many of these resistant bacteria can be traced to the use of human antibiotics on livestock in an effort t ...Read More

Ontario, OR – It's Hunger Awareness Week in Oregon through May 3, and food bank locations are scrambling to meet record demand in many areas of the state. To help drum up donations, on Thursday and Friday Gov. Ted Kulongoski will hop aboard an Oregon Food Bank truck to run a multi-city deliver ...Read More

Santa Fe, NM – While the news over the past year has been bad, there's an even darker side to the current recession in New Mexico and nationwide. In the final few days of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month, Elizabeth Davis-Pratt with the Children's Defense Fund is shining a light on ...Read More

Albany, NY - The "doomsday" that looms May 31 for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), threatening higher fares and less service, could have been avoided – and still can be. That's the conclusion of a report from the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, titled, "Solving ...Read More

Casper, WY – The history of the settlement of the Wild West has gained a little more prominence in Wyoming. The state's segments of the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail and Pony Express route, as well as a number of Native American trails, are included in the new National Landscape Conservation Syst ...Read More

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