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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: August 11, 2011

HARTFORD, Conn. - If watching the government work is like watching sausage being made, as pundits have said, today offers a real "culinary" treat. Children over age 8 and their families are invited to visit the three seats of state government - the Legislative Office Building, the Capitol and the Co ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - The Census results are in - let the redistricting in New Hampshire begin. The Granite State has seen a population increase of 6.5 percent in the last 10 years, which could mean changes in voting districts. Public hearings were held in Manchester and Concord last week, and one is sche ...Read More

DENVER - The level of U.S. debt may not be the biggest issue facing the country, say worker advocates and other groups. They warn that constant discussion of the politics of the debt ceiling and the deficit is taking attention away from other pressing issues. Bridget Kaminetsky, Colorado organizer ...Read More

AMES, Iowa - AARP will hold listening "posts" through the 2012 election to gather opinions about retirement and pocketbook issues for voters in the 50-plus set. The Voter Education Campaign starts Saturday at the Ames Straw Poll on the Iowa State University campus, where people have a chance to sha ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Little agreement can be found about the impact high health-care costs have on the economy, but some advocates and health experts in Ohio say gutting programs such as Medicaid and Medicare is not the solution to the debt crisis. A roundtable discussion Wednesday in Cincinnati focuse ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cutting taxes won't keep residents of the Buckeye State from leaving, according to a new report. The migration argument recently was used in Ohio as a rationale to repeal the state estate tax. However, report co-author Jon Shure, director of state fiscal strategies for the Center o ...Read More

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Regents exams are among the casualties of New York's cutbacks in aid to education. January's exams were eliminated altogether, then restored this month by private fundraising. That will give Maya Williams, a rising senior at Schenectady High School, another chance to pass the a ...Read More

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Parents with kids in school are moving beyond tasks like classroom volunteering and making photocopies. They are becoming more fully involved in their child's education, as Arizona schools develop new programs to help parents learn how to help their children learn. In the Alhambra ...Read More

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