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PNS Daily Newscast - December 3, 2020 

As the pandemic slams the brakes on the DC Metro, warnings of an environmental disaster; the U.S. Senate to consider end-of-life issues.

2020Talks - December 3, 2020 

Biden meets with laid-off workers and small business owners, supports new stimulus plan.

Archive: October 11, 2012

PHOTO: Dr. Nancy Grasmick.

BALTIMORE - A former Maryland state superintendent of schools still is carrying the banner for the state's commitment to high-quality, early childhood education. Dr. Nancy Grasmick ended her term a little more than a year ago, and says it's gratifying to see that recently New Jersey and Virginia ha ...Read More

women's health graphic   Courtesy of:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - When Michigan philanthropist Twink Frey taught elementary school early in her professional life, she encouraged girls to speak up for themselves. Over the years, through her Nokomis foundation, she promoted economic self-sufficiency for women and their families. By the end of 2 ...Read More

Photo: Aerial view of Progress Energy's coal fired power plant in Asheville. Courtesy: Kelly Martin

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Duke Energy and Progress Energy are being asked by a group of environmental organizations to clean up coal ash contamination found at 14 coal-fired power plants around the state. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a complaint Wednesday on behalf of the group, asking the N ...Read More

PHOTO: Some of the antique books available at the sale. Photo credit: David McFarland, book sale volunteer.
Available In Spanish

DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 600,000 new and used books, magazines, puzzles, CDs, DVDs and games are available starting today at the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland annual Fall Book Sale. Co-chair Wanda Anderson says it draws thousands from across the Midwest, searching for bargains and treasure ...Read More

DENVER - A new survey finds Latino voters in Colorado are engaged for the upcoming election - and want the government to take up two key issues. Nearly half of those surveyed say fixing the economy and improving employment is the nation's key issue, with immigration reform and the DREAM Act coming ...Read More

Colorado River near Yuma. Photo Credit: California Blog

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Preserving the Colorado River was the focus of Wednesday's gathering of Southwestern Latino leaders in Yuma. The event was a celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez and the river itself, which is slowly drying up due to over-consumption, drought and ...Read More

PHOTO: Gila River (a tributary of the Colorado River) and the Cliff-Gila Valley. PHOTO CREDIT: Allyson Siwik

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on Oct. 15, Hispanic people from New Mexico and across the Southwest are focused on the future of the Colorado River and its tributaries. Deanna Archuleta with Nuestro Rio, an organization working to save the river, says it is ...Read More

PHOTO: Doctor with x-ray

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Connecticut Department of Public Health is hard at work trying to secure up to $70 million in Affordable Care Act money to help the state revolutionize the way health providers get paid. The big idea behind the Affordable Care Act funding is to devise a payment system that mak ...Read More

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