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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding the hungry on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that Turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: the newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we shall return first thing Friday.)

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Formal transition to Biden presidency begins; key Biden Cabinet nominations to be announced today. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: December 14, 2012

Photo: Tilmon Golphin. Courtesy: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C – Three North Carolina death row inmates on Thursday were re-sentenced to life in prison without parole, after a judge found there was evidence that racial discrimination in jury selection played a role in their sentences. Tilmon Golphin, Christina Walters and Quintel Augus ...Read More

A joint committee of Maine state legislators is being honored for its across-the-aisle cooperation. Photo courtesy Maine legislature

PORTLAND, Maine – Here's something you don't hear about everyday: state legislators being honored for their across-the-aisle cooperation. Last May, the Maine Legislature’s Joint Education and Cultural Affairs Committee wrapped up several years of study, debate and compromise to pass a ...Read More

PHOTO: Some old-growth trees in Oregon's Crabtree Valley have names. This giant is known as

ASHLAND, Ore. – As the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) takes public comments on how to manage more than 2.5 million acres in western Oregon, conservation groups are asking people to weigh in, by choosing the areas that mean the most to them. The goal of the new Our Backyard Forests campaign ...Read More

PHOTO: The Hanford Site in Richland, Wash., is a former plutonium manufacturing facility that is now one of the nation's largest superfund cleanup sites. Courtesy Oregon Dept. of Energy (which also has input into Hanford's effects on the Columbia River).

RICHLAND, Wash. – After almost a decade and $85 million, the U.S. Department of Energy has released its report on cleanup plans for the Hanford nuclear site in southeastern Washington. Critics say the massive document sidesteps a major question. By law, the feds are supposed to choose a "pre ...Read More

SEATTLE – Congressional leaders are saying they're prepared to stay on the job until Christmas Eve if necessary to hammer out a budget deal. The lack of agreement on what should be part of that deal is making folks in their 50s and beyond a little nervous. AARP Washington says almost 800,000 ...Read More

PHOTO: The killing of a popular Yellowstone National park wolf in Wyoming is garnering attention around the country. Photo credit: William Campbell/USFWS.

JACKSON, Wyo. – The hunting death of the alpha female from the Lamar Canyon wolf pack in Yellowstone National Park last week is lighting up public interest around the globe. Popular Science magazine just posted an article taking Wyoming to task for allowing it to happen. The collared wolf ha ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates for the hungry are trying to stop cuts to food assistance as has been proposed in Congress. CREDIT: Amanda Mills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It could soon be tougher for nearly 40,000 Minnesotans who are already struggling to put food on the table. Cuts in funding for food stamps, or what are now called SNAP benefits, are expected to be included in a new Farm Bill. Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunge ...Read More

PHOTO: A federal report finds cases of child maltreatment in Idaho are trending downward. Blue and silver pinwheels are used in the

BOISE, Idaho – The number of reported child abuse and neglect incidents in Idaho, and nationwide, are trending downward – according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which analyzed data from last year (2011). The news is being celebrated by child ab ...Read More

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