PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 

Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 

This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Archive: December 30, 2014

PHOTO: The high school graduation gap for Minnesota's Native American students is getting smaller, but there is still a great divide between their community and other students. Photo credit: Division of Indian Work.

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota has the lowest on-time graduation rate in the country for Native American students, and experts say a key to improvement are teachers and staff who understand the culture. Louise Matson, executive director of the Division of Indian Work, says the institution of education has ...Read More

PHOTO: Training of educators to spot signs of potential child abuse is not mandated in Kentucky. Lawmakers will be asked to change that during their 2015 legislative session. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Educators in Kentucky are required to report child abuse, but unlike other professionals who regularly interact with kids, state law does not ensure that teachers are trained on how to spot the problem. State lawmakers, who return to Frankfort next week, will be asked to change that ...Read More

PHOTO: As Washington becomes more diverse, workshops are being held in schools across the state to acquaint teachers and school personnel with refugee customs and experiences, and help them relate to the new students and families in their area. Photo credit: kobby_dagan/
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SEATTLE - As Washington's population becomes more diverse, there's a greater need to understand what refugees go through, to help them adapt. School's Out Washington is sponsoring training to explain the issues faced by refugees to teachers and other school workers. Beth Farmer, a licensed indepen ...Read More

PHOTO: The nonprofit group Solar Oregon has a two-year goal to add 10,000 more homes and businesses across the state to the list of those powered by energy from the sun. A federal tax credit for solar installations is set to expire at the end of 2016. Photo credit: Farina6000/

PORTLAND, Ore. - This has been a bright year for solar power in Oregon and the more than 130 businesses around the state that are associated with it. In 2013, seven megawatts of solar electric capacity was installed statewide, and the 2014 total is expected to be higher, according to Solar Oregon. ...Read More

PHOTO: Theodore Roosevelt National Park maintains a small group of longhorn steers in the North Unit as a historic demonstration herd. Park fees are likely to be going up in 2015. Photo courtesy of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

BISMARCK, N.D. - A decision on whether entrance and camping fees will be going up at North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park is expected to come in January, and it appears the proposed hikes will be approved. Chief Ranger Dean Wyckoff says the plan is now being reviewed by the National Par ...Read More

PHOTO: Party hosts should not hesitate to intervene to prevent a guest from driving while drunk. That's the message to Marylanders from MADD. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

BALTIMORE - Impaired driving-related crashes took 152 lives in Maryland last year, and the holiday season is considered a dangerous period for the risk of a crash. The Maryland Department of Transportation recently teamed up with Jan Withers, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, to u ...Read More

PHOTO: As the year winds down, Nevada's economy appears to be heating up as the state is reporting among the nation's strongest job growth. Photo courtesy of Clark County, Nevada.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's economy is adding jobs faster than all other states except for Colorado and North Dakota. Bill Anderson, chief economist with the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says 3.8 percent job growth in the first half of 2014 reflects a gain of up to 4 ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah Wildlife officials are confirming a coyote hunter shot and killed an endangered female gray wolf in the southwestern part of the state on Sunday. Photo courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.

BEAVER, Utah - An endangered female gray wolf was fatally shot Sunday by a hunter near Beaver, Utah, who apparently mistook the animal for a coyote, according to the state Division of Wildlife Resources. State officials say the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed the animal was a three-year-old ...Read More

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