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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: November 24, 2014

PHOTO: Kirk Bloodsworth is the first person exonerated from death row in the U.S. He believes while it is important to do more to protect biological evidence in cases, repealing the death penalty is the best way to ensure innocent people donít end up on death row. Photo credit: Shekinah Lavalle.

RICHMOND, Ky. - An in-depth study of Kentucky's death penalty by the American Bar Association found a mountain of problems including a number of cases in which biological evidence sought for re-testing has "been lost or unavailable." Kirk Bloodsworth says that's unacceptable. Bloodsworth was the fi ...Read More

PHOTO: Members of the 'Yes On 92' campaign took to the phones after the election to find voters whose ballots had been challenged, in case validating them might result in an additional vote for their ballot measure. Photo courtesy Yes On 92.

PORTLAND, Ore. - It may be Christmas before Oregonians know the fate of genetically-engineered (GE) food labeling in the state. The initial November ballot counts become official next week, Dec. 4, but for Measure 92, to require labeling of food products with genetically-engineered ingredients sold ...Read More

PHOTO: Leaky fuel hoses and fuel trucks in need of maintenance are some of the concerns cited by behind-the-scenes workers for airline subcontractors at Portland International Airport. Photo credit: starush/

PORTLAND, Ore. - This week kicks off the busy holiday travel season, and at Portland International Airport (PDX), hundreds of behind-the-scenes workers shift into high gear to accommodate the crowds. Those who work for the airline subcontractors say it isn't easy when their employers don't always pr ...Read More

PHOTO: Family caregivers face added stress during the holidays, with finances topping the list of concerns in a new survey. Photo credit: PublicDomanPictures/Pixabay

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Thanksgiving is the kick-off of a holiday season that lasts more than a month, and a new AARP survey of caregivers for aging parents or other relatives shows the stress meter runs high this time of year. The survey shows their concerns are topped by finances, followed by tryi ...Read More

PHOTO: Are seniors the new economic powerhouse? Research shows New Hampshire residents over age 50 are driving half the state's economic growth and supporting more than half of its jobs. Photo credit: Chalmers Butterfield/Wikipedia

CONCORD, N.H. - You may be surprised to learn the Granite State residents most likely to have a bit of silver in their hair are also among the main drivers bringing a silver lining to New Hampshire's economy. That's according to a new report from Oxford Economics. Todd Fahey, state director for AA ...Read More

PHOTO: Kum & Go is making modifications at its 430 gas stations across 11 states to bring them into compliance with the American Disabilities Act following a lawsuit settlement. Photo credit: Bradley Gordon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – As thousands of Iowans will soon be hitting roads for the holidays, they may notice changes happening at a well known chain of regional gas stations to make them accessible to all. The modifications at the Kum & Go locations will bring the stations into compliance with the ...Read More

PHOTO: Among last year's winners of Iowa's Best Development Awards is the Appanoose Rapids Brewing Company and Loft Apartments in Ottumwa. Photo courtesy of Appanoose.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The search is on once again for the most innovative projects across Iowa that follow so-called smart growth initiatives, which are focused on sustainability, not sprawl. This is the 14th year of the Best Development Awards from the group 1000 Friends of Iowa. Program Man ...Read More

PHOTO: Dan Stein, president and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, says a new study from Feeding America shows the connection between poor nutrition and poor health for Wisconsinites who struggle daily to provide nutritious meals for their families. Photo courtesy of Second Harvest Foodbank.

MADISON, Wis. – While millions of Wisconsinites will sit down to a huge turkey dinner later this week, a new study shows many in the Badger State are having trouble feeding their families, and it's taking a toll on their health. Dan Stein, president and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank, says t ...Read More

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