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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.

2020Talks - August 13, 2020 

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Archive: September 5, 2013

PHOTO: Civic leaders from across Kentucky want to help people reshape their communities and ensure that children grow up healthier than their parents' generation.  Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

ERLANGER, Ky. – The goal is simple, the challenge difficult – how to ensure that the current generation of children in Kentucky grows up healthier than their parents. A free one-day conference coming up in Erlanger will attempt to draw engaged civic leaders into that effort. Larry Coh ...Read More

PHOTO: Solar panels. Solar energy provides capacity to offset the need of fossil fuel generation. Itís future is threatened in New Mexico by changes to the PRCís rule that enforces the Renewable Energy Act. Photos taken by Tracy Hughes of her new rooftop solar system in Santa Fe, NM.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Some of New Mexico's green energy production could be reduced by a change to the Public Regulation Commission rule that enforces the Renewable Energy Act. The PRC sets calculations for how much renewables cost. Environmental advocates claim that proposed changes would mak ...Read More

Photo: Colorado's trout population is in jeopardy, according to the NWF report. Courtesy: Dvorak Fishing and Rafting

NATHROP, Colo. - "Catching the big one" is becoming increasingly difficult in Colorado, as freshwater fish populations decline. A new report released this week by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) blamed climate change. The report, "Swimming Upstream," said rising water temperatures and extreme ...Read More

PHOTO: Brook trout are among the freshwater fish species at risk from climate change. Courtesy Trout Unlimited.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's freshwater fish populations are fighting for survival, according to a new report. Although this summer has been unseasonably wet and cool in most parts of North Carolina, the droughts of years past are catching up with freshwater species - including the brook trout. ...Read More

Photo: Charlotte offers a light rail system for commuters. Courtesy:

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolinians are moving out from behind the wheel. Per-person driving miles have decreased almost 8 percent in the state since 2005, according to a new report from the N.C. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (NC PIRG). Karen Rindge, executive director of Wake Up Wa ...Read More

PHOTO: Chicago Public Schools help parents apply for food assistance. A new USDA report finds that 13 percent of Illinois families struggle to put food on the table. Photo courtesy of: CPS
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CHICAGO - When it comes to making ends meet to feed Illinois families, a new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated that 13 percent of the state's households are either treading water or going under. That's up from just under 9 percent, 10 years ago. Diane Doherty, execut ...Read More

PHOTO:  According to the U-S Department of Agriculture, about 13-percent of people in Maryland reported being

BALTIMORE – Federal officials call it food security, and every year the government asks who can afford enough food for an active healthy life. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, about 13 percent of people in Maryland reported being food insecure over the past three years. ...Read More

PHOTO: Nearly 17 percent of Missouri families struggle to feed their families, according to a new USDA report on

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The economy may be picking up, but when it comes to feeding their families, many Missourians are still treading water or going under. A new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that nearly 17 percent of households in the state are food insecure. That's ...Read More

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