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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: May 6, 2014

PHOTO: A microscopic view of pollen. The third National Climate Assessment released today shows that longer growing seasons associated with climate change mean Virginians have been affected by more allergens. Photo credit: NOAA

FAIRFAX, Va. - It's still here, and it's still happening faster than it should be, with implications for Virginians' health and the economy. Climate change in the United States is described in the third National Climate Assessment released today, offering data and advice. From altered snowpack level ...Read More

Photo: Mosquito larvae live in water puddled in tires, which Hayden is seen here sampling. Photo courtesy Mary Hayden

RALEIGH, N.C. - With much of the state expected to experience unseasonably warm temperatures this week, more than one person might utter the words "global warming." A report released today points to climate change as a key factor. The National Climate Assessment confirms that the average temperatu ...Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Public polling consistently shows education is a priority with Maryland voters, so educators are taking note, with several running for office this year. Their stories are being shared as part of Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 9). Elizabeth Paul has been an educator for 17 ...Read More

IMAGE: The short-billed dowitcher is one of millions of birds flying over California en route to Canada that are facing new threats to what some call

Nearly half of California's birds are migrating north to forests that are under threat from climate change and development. A new report on what has been called "North America's bird nursery" says at least half of Canada's boreal forest must be kept free of large-scale industrial development. Frit ...Read More

PHOTO: The small print is getting trickier these days, with forced arbitration clauses even popping up in social media via breakfast cereal, according to Devon O'Connell, president of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Forced arbitration for "liking" a brand of cereal on Facebook sparked consumer outrage, but the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association warns that there are other ways those agreements are being foisted on consumers, and most people have no idea. President Devon O'Connell says General Mil ...Read More


HARRISBURG, Pa. - The phones of Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett may be ringing more frequently today, as residents dial them up to talk about education in the Commonwealth. The day has been deemed "A Call to Action," during which groups such as Education Voters of Pennsylvania hope peopl ...Read More

PHOTO: Legislation that would make Minnesotans convicted of domestic or child abuse surrender their guns has cleared the state Senate by a vote of 60-4. The bill was earlier passed in the House and now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature. Photo credit: Eric Fought/Protect Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A bill to remove guns from the hands of those convicted of domestic abuse or child abuse is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature. The bill sailed through the State Senate on Monday, after earlier approval from the House. Among the supporters in the gallery during passage ...Read More

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Today's "Give Grande New Mexico" fundraiser could raise millions of dollars to benefit several hundred nonprofits across New Mexico. Luan Wagner with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico says the event is the first of its kind in this state, and is part of a national ef ...Read More

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