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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.

2020Talks - August 13, 2020 

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: April 4, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Health care reform has changed the life of 23-year-old Tennessean Charles McFadden and his family. At 19, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, Charles can stay on his parents' health insurance plan until age 26 and then get his own health insurance, because of the provision that ...Read More

AUGUSTA, Maine - As social, health, education and public safety programs face the budget axe in Maine, a rally to support cutting war spending instead will take place in Augusta today. A coalition of organizations and individuals from around the state called "The Maine Campaign to Bring Our War Doll ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - From public employees to child care workers, many New Yorkers are pausing today to honor the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As they remember him, they are drawing connections between his work on behalf of America's disenfranchised and the ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - Under the New Hampshire House budget that was approved last week, about 7,500 adults and children who rely on state mental health services will lose them. Ken Norton, with the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in Concord, says the cuts would affec ...Read More

Missoula, MT - State officials say they followed the law. Missoula County officials and three environmental groups say they didn't. Now, it will be up to a court to decide if the Montana Transportation Department abided by the state's Environmental Protection Act in clearing the way for "megaloads" ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho legislative session is coming to an end, and part of the send-off today includes a hearing on the issue of the tobacco tax and a rally focused on workers' rights. Idaho House Democrats are holding the hearing on the possibility of raising the cigarette tax to fill in budget ...Read More

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has joined the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona, Coconino County and several Native American tribes in backing a proposed ban on new mines around the Grand Canyon for the next 20 years. Game and Fish spokesman Jim Paxon says commissioners are conce ...Read More

PHOENIX, Ariz. - A new analysis of Salt River Project's (SRP) current energy plans indicates that the utility is not keeping pace with others in the state, like Arizona Public Service (APS), when it comes to developing renewable energy sources. The analysis, by the Vote Solar Initiative, found that ...Read More

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