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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.

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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: May 22, 2013

GRAPHIC: Awareness of the Affordable Care Act by the Colorado Latino population  in a recent Latino Decisions poll. Courtesy Latino Decisions.

DENVER - The new Colorado insurance exchange is gearing up for its official launch later this year, but a new poll finds some Coloradans still aren't really sure what health-care reform will mean for them. A poll out today from Latino Decisions finds that most Hispanic Coloradans have found the Aff ...Read More

PHOTO: A pilot whale entangled in a drift gillnet. Fishermen use the massive nets to catch swordfish and thresher sharks, but other animals get caught in the nets and either drown or are tossed overboard. Photo courtesy of NOAA.

A gruesome secret hides in the waters off the California coast: mile-long nets that sit in the ocean like invisible walls. Fishermen use these drift gillnets to catch swordfish and thresher sharks, but Ashley Blacow, Pacific policy and communications manager for Oceana, said they also catch other c ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates for Ohioans with disabilities say decisions outlined in the new biennial budget are of critical importance to them. Courtesy Gov. Kasich's office.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The clock is ticking for Ohio lawmakers to approve a state budget for the next two years, and advocates for people with disabilities say there's a lot riding on it. Among their concerns is that the House version removed Gov. John Kasich's plans to expand Medicaid, which would bring ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - One hundred years ago in New York City, the American Society for Control of Cancer was formed. It eventually became the American Cancer Society, and today Gov. Terry Branstad has proclaimed "American Cancer Society Day" in honor of the organization's efforts to find a cure for the ...Read More

PHOTO: Virginia is marking

RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Bob McDonnell has proclaimed this EMS Week in Virginia, in honor of the heroic efforts of the state's emergency medical services responders. EMS providers have taken about 100,000 more calls for help in the past year than they did the year before, said Marian Hunter, public re ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The Chesapeake Bay Trust announces

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The iconic great blue heron on Maryland's "Treasure the Chesapeake" license plate finally has a name: Wade. The Chesapeake Bay Trust received more than 500 entries in its "name our bird" contest. Kristin Foringer, communications and development manager for the trust, said Wade was ...Read More

Photo: Canoeing in North Carolina. Courtesy: Land Trust of Central North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC - The budget proposed by the state Senate prompted an emergency meeting of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission this week. The agency faces more than $9 million in state funding cuts, which amounts to 49 percent of its current budget. The commission's executive director, Go ...Read More

PHOTO: With hopes of preventing or stopping child sexual abuse, Arkansas has become the 7th state in the U.S. to adopt Erin's Law. It's named after Erin Merryn, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse turned national advocate. Courtesy of Merryn.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The task force being created under Arkansas' new "Erin's Law" is expected to be assembled soon and convene for the first time this summer. State Rep. John Baine, D-El Dorado, said the panel will look at the best ways to teach children who are being sexually abused that they need ...Read More

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