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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: July 20, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri is "on pace" to make it more affordable for homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient, now that Governor Jay Nixon has signed the Property Assessed Clean Energy bill, or PACE, into law. But PACE programs all over the country are coming to a halt now that the F ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - One man with a firsthand view of the Congressional fight over extending unemployment benefits can be seen in Southeast Portland's Lents neighborhood - pushing a lawnmower. Craig Petersen is going door to door, asking people if he can mow their yards for ten bucks. His unemployment ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Miners say it was a common practice to disable methane detectors at Massey Energy Company coal mines, including the one in West Virginia where 29 miners died in April. In recent days, multiple media reports have cited numerous cases of intentional disabling of methane detectors ...Read More

RESTON, Va. - Honeybees are disappearing in what scientists and beekeepers say are alarming numbers, and while no one can say with certainty what the cause is, one thing is for sure: The decline needs to be halted because the bees play a vital role in our food supply. David Mizejewski is a natural ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lower-income Tennesseans pay out a larger percentage of their income for groceries than do more affluent consumers, as is often pointed out in discussions about lowering the sales tax on groceries. However, lifting that burden is difficult economically and politically, according t ...Read More

CHICAGO - Four may be the lucky number for the thousands of Illinois residents who have been looking for work for so long that their unemployment benefits have run out. The Senate has voted three times on extending the benefits and three times the vote has been "No." The fourth vote could come today ...Read More

ROUNDUP, Mont. - Start a small farm or ranch, or open a new small business in Montana, and get a tax credit worth up to $10,000. That's what's on the table for the U.S. Senate as a "jobs bill" is being debated. Executive director Chuck Hassebrook of the Center for Rural Affairs says spurring micro ...Read More

PHOENIX - For those who wish that babies came with an instruction manual . . . Now they do. The "Arizona Parent Kit," providing "resources, information and practical parenting advice," which started in Maricopa County, is now available at birthing hospitals statewide. Rhian Evans Allvin, executive ...Read More

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