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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.

2020Talks - August 12, 2020 

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: December 3, 2013

PHOTO: How much is Missouri willing to offer Boeing to bring the 777X to the state? Lawmakers have been called into special session to answer that question. Image courtesy of

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Governor Jay Nixon has called the Missouri Legislature into a special session in hopes of drawing up a plan to persuade Boeing to bring production of its 777X aircraft to the state, but some people are cautioning lawmakers not to over-sweeten the pot. With at least four other s ...Read More

PHOTO: A vote on pension reform in Illinois is expected today in Springfield. Photo courtesy of the National Register of Historic Places.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A vote on the long-debated issue of pension reform in Illinois is expected today in Springfield. Details of a plan developed by legislative leaders last week were just released Monday and are drawing criticism from the "We are One" coalition, a group of unions that would be most ...Read More

Pennsylvania has seen a marked increase in the number of drivers 65 and older since 2000. Photo courtesy of

HARRISBURG, Pa. - For older Pennsylvanians, this week serves as a reminder to keep their driving skills sharp and to consider taking a safe-driver course. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is under way, an important initiative in Pennsylvania, which from 2000 to 2010 saw an increase of more than 15 ...Read More

PHOTO: Get lost in a book? It might be just the one to write about for

SALEM, Ore. – Children in Oregon have a chance this month to tell the world about a book they really love. "Letters About Literature" is a national reading and writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Students from fourth through 12th grades are eligi ...Read More

IMAGE: It's Giving Tuesday and Hoosiers are encouraged to take time to give back to those in their own community.

INDIANAPOLIS - Now that the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend has finally come to an end, Hoosiers are encouraged to turn their attention to those less fortunate. It's Giving Tuesday today, a campaign created last year to create a national day of charitable giving. According to the president a ...Read More

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