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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 

President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.

2020Talks - September 24, 2020 

A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Archive: January 13, 2014

PHOTO: Long after the record flooding of 2008 and more in years to follow, communities in Iowa continue to work on creating riverbank redevelopment that's more resilient and sustainable. Photo couresty: Coast Guard News

IOWA CITY, Iowa - It may seem far off with the cold temperatures of today, but spring eventually will arrive, and along with it the threat of rising rivers. Record flooding across the state over the past five years has led to many changes along communities' waterways, including in Iowa City, where K ...Read More

PHOTO: Math, science and health are all part of Yakima Valley after-school programs, some of which focus on teaching kids culinary skills. Photo courtesy 21st Century Afterschool Program.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Legislature already has some marching orders, from the governor's budget proposal to a bill by state School Superintendent Randy Dorn to raise sales taxes to fund education. A 2012 court ruling said the state must increase school funding and improve student outcomes - ...Read More

PHOTO: Share Our Strength's

BALTIMORE - Breakfast for public school pupils often begins in the board room - the school board room. January is School Board Recognition Month, and Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" campaign is highlighting the importance of school boards in ending childhood hunger in Maryland, through programs ...Read More

Photo: The Humane Society of the United States is honoring former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson for his efforts to help prevent horse slaughter in the U-S. Photo courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is honoring former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson for his efforts to help prevent horse slaughter in the U.S. Keith Dane, HSUS vice president for equine protection, said the organization recently named Richardson its "2013 Humane Horse ...Read More

Photo: $784,000 was cut from the Blue Ridge Parkway during sequestration. Courtesy: Environment NC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Sequestration and other state and federal cuts in recent years are eating away at the Blue Ridge Parkway and other components of the National Park System, according to a report released this month by the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center. Now, as Congress delibe ...Read More

The Wisconsin Red Cross says January'r frigid start has dramatically slowed donations, and blood is urgently needed.

MADISON, Wis. - Because of the frigid blast that hit much of the nation last week and the snowstorms that preceded it, blood donation is down 8,400 units nationwide. Brian Gomez, communications program manager, Badger Chapter of the Red Cross in Wisconsin, said 280 blood drives in 25 states have had ...Read More

Carriage horse dies on NYC street. Courtesy of The Humane Society of the United States.

NEW YORK - Horse-drawn carriage rides in New York City could soon be part of a bygone era, if new mayor Bill de Blasio has his way. He said a ban on the use of carriage-horses will be a top priority for his administration. Some call that controversial and unnecessary, but many public safety and anim ...Read More

PHOTO: Church and community groups are using education as their

DETROIT - The 25th annual Detroit International Auto Show rolls into town this week. While it may be good for the automotive and tourism industries, the event has faith-based and community groups mobilizing to fight a wave of human trafficking they say is an unfortunate byproduct. John Burow, pastor ...Read More

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