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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 

Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Archive: December 22, 2011

St. Paul, MN - All Minnesota high school students would have to take a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class if a bill being drafted by the American Heart Association becomes law in the New Year. Supporters of the idea include Norm Okerstrom, Plymouth, whose son, Teddy, collapsed at a football p ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's being called an historic achievement. Twenty-two years after getting the authority from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally announced its first-ever nationwide standards for mercury and toxic air pollution from power plants. J Drake Hamilton, scien ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - About 1,500 Oregonians already have their goals in sight for the New Year. They are saving money for a house or vehicle, to go to college or start a small business. The amount they're able to save may be small, but it is tripled with matching money when they complete the Oregon Indi ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It takes a pretty big operation to make toys for children around the globe and deliver them in one night, but new research finds the boots Santa has to fill are leaving a huge carbon footprint. According to an info-graphic from the group Ethical Ocean, over his 122-million-mile tri ...Read More

SEATTLE - The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is asking a judge to stop the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from making flood insurance available to developers building in floodplains in the Puget Sound area. In an injunction request filed on Wednesday, the NWF cites other federal age ...Read More

DENVER - Coal-fired power plants will soon need to meet tough new standards designed to improve air quality. The standards were announced Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They will require utilities to install devices known as "scrubbers" in coal-fired power plants over the n ...Read More

Safe drinking water is at the top of the holiday wish list for some Californians. For years, residents of Seville and other San Joaquin Valley communities have been forced to buy bottled water because their tap water is polluted with nitrate - a clear, odorless compound that has been linked to cance ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - In an analysis of the latest U.S. Census data released this month, the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA) has found there is a major generational gap in ten Great Plains states, including Iowa, with serious implications for rural communities. Study author Jon Bailey explains there i ...Read More

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