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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: October 4, 2010

SEATTLE - As Washington voters consider whether to allow soft drinks, candy and bottled water to be taxed, they can look to Colorado for guidance. That state was in the same situation and decided to allow the tax this year. The Colorado Center on Law and Policy says none of the soft drink industry ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The United Nations designates the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day, and this year's message for today is "Better Cities, Better Life." As the world becomes increasingly more urbanized, housing advocates say a focus on neighborhood revitalization is more important now th ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - In a few weeks, a new Wisconsin governor and state legislature will be elected, and one of their tasks will be to re-draw the state’s political boundaries. Mike McCabe, head of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, says every 10 years it’s the same thing: Democrats pack their ...Read More

NEW HILL, N.C. - Plans are moving ahead for the construction of a $327 million sewage treatment facility in the town of New Hill in Wake County. Opponents aren't giving up the years-long fight against it, though, arguing that New Hill, a community with a large minority and poor population, is being ...Read More

DENVER - Almost a half-million Coloradans are slated to get tax credits beginning in 2014 under the terms of the Affordable Health Care Act, according to a new report coming out today. Adela Flores-Brennan, who studies the economic impacts of health care issues for the Colorado Center on Law and Pol ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Fish and Game Department October newsletter has declared this the "year of the sockeye," with 1,400 of the endangered species expected to complete their journey to Idaho from the ocean this fall. That compares to just one fish in 1992, and zero fish in some years. Greg Sta ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - Giving new meaning to the term "judicial activism," the chief judge of New York state is heading an unprecedented effort to help those who can't afford to hire a lawyer in civil cases. Judge Jonathan Lippman is holding hearings around the state to gather support for a first-ever reque ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - As the new documentary "Waiting for Superman" opens in theaters around the country, it's getting a lot of publicity, including Oprah Winfrey's rousing endorsement, for the dismal picture it paints of public education, a picture not everyone agrees is fair. The film follows five stud ...Read More

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