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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: April 7, 2014

PHOTO: The Michigan Credit Union League donated 3,300 copies of books aimed at helping youngsters and their parents better understand money. Families will receive them at special events this week. Photo courtesy of: Michigan Credit Union League.

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan credit unions want to make sure that kids are learning the value of money, along with reading, writing, and arithmetic. That's why they've teamed up with libraries across the state this week to hold special "story times" for families, with a focus on money. Beth Troost is ...Read More

PHOTO: AEDs require regular maintenance, and some may find it shocking that some of the machines available to the public in Minnesota go years without being checked. Photo credit: David Bruce, Jr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - They are stationed across Minnesota to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest, and a new effort is underway to make sure those automated external defibrillators are in working order when they're needed. A bill at the Legislature would set up a registry of public AEDs to alert the ow ...Read More

PHOTO: A new competition to come up with innovative solutions to the problems of climate change was announced this weekend by UW-Madison, which is encouraging widespread participation in the competition. (Photo: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (earthrise, Apollo 11)

MADISON, Wis. - A new competition to come up with solutions to climate change problems, called Climate Quest, was announced over the weekend by the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Darin Harris, with the UW-Madison Office of Quality Improvement, explained. "It is a team-based competition to come ...Read More

PHOTO: With additional state and federal dollars, Utah's UPSTART program is expecting to help several thousand more children get an early start on learning. Photo credit: U.S. Army.

SALT LAKE CITY - Millions of dollars in new state and federal funding is expected to help thousands of Utah children get an educational head start. Claudia Miner, vice president of development with the nonprofit Waterford Institute, said over the next year, her organization's UPSTART program could h ...Read More

PHOTO: Residents of the San Juans say having portions of the islands designated as a national monument assures them local input on management of that land. Photo credit: Linda Hudson.

SEATTLE - It has been one year since the San Juan Islands National Monument was created by President Obama, and island residents are concerned that other communities will not get the same chance, if a bill that just passed in the House makes its way through Congress. The legislation would make it m ...Read More

PHOTO: Construction and hydraulic fracturing are industries where workers are exposed to silica dust. OSHA is proposing rules to minimize exposure, since the dust is linked to chronic respiratory illnesses and deaths. Photo credit: New Jersey Dept. of Health

CASPER, Wyo. - OSHA just wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. Hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") was one of the industry exposures examined, along with general construction, masonry and foundries. Silica dust is connected to respirato ...Read More

PHOTO: A group of Nevadans says the state is slipping in the national rankings for energy-efficiency, and wants state lawmakers to consider policies to reverse the trend. Photo courtesy Pima County, Arizona.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Individuals and groups in Nevada are calling on state lawmakers to help the Silver State sharpen its focus on energy efficiency. Clean energy advocate Levon Budding is among those testifying before the legislature's Interim Committee on Energy today. According to the American Cou ...Read More

PHOTO: The Raleigh metropolitan area ranks 155th in the country for urban sprawl, in a survey of 221 major cities by Smart Growth America. Photo credit: J.M. Turner

RALEIGH, N.C. - Today, as millions make their way to work in North Carolina, many are driving farther and spending more time in traffic. What's labeled by many as an inconvenience is called "sprawl" by analysts, and a new report from Smart Growth America has found that several metro areas in the sta ...Read More

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