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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.

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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: February 2, 2011

ALAMOSA, Colo. - A hunt for oil could threaten not only one of Colorado's newest national wildlife refuges, but also cause ripples felt through the entire Rio Grande corridor. At issue is exploratory drilling three miles through the aquifer in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge in southern Colorado. ...Read More

SALEM, Ore. - The 2011-2013 state budget Gov. John Kitzhaber unveiled on Tuesday calls for an eight percent overall spending increase, but no new taxes. Individually, however, many state programs and agencies are slated for cuts in the fine print. For human services, the governor is suggesting 40 p ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee General Assembly has passed a law protecting a mother's right to breastfeed infants – defined as a child 12 months old or younger – in any location, public or private. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 13 percent o ...Read More

HELENA, Mont. - Future energy production, economic recovery and national security. They're all connected, according to a military leader speaking at the State Capitol on Wednesday. Retired Navy Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn was invited by local leaders to explain how those topics are related. McGinn s ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - Faced with a $10 billion deficit, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed creation of a program that lumps together nine or more child welfare and juvenile justice programs. Some believe as a result, home visitation programs that are proven to uncover and help prevent child abuse and neglect w ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. – As expected, Governor Cuomo's budget axe fell hard on education and health care. Cuts to the operating budget of SUNY, for example, would total one hundred million dollars. Phil Smith, president of United University Professions, which represents SUNY faculty, says that would add ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho – About 100 people will protest on the Idaho Statehouse steps on Wednesday, taking issue with the "mega-load" oil company shipments rolling along Highway 12. While much debate has focused on the size of the loads - each about three stories tall - and risks to the environment if t ...Read More

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Women's rights organizations are opposing one of the very first bills introduced in the new Congress. It would require any rape to be a "forcible rape" in order to qualify for federal funding for an abortion if a pregnancy results. Current law provides federal funding for abortion ...Read More

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