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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: May 7, 2014

PHOTO: It won't take a storm as large as Hurricane Sandy to cause serious coastal flooding in New Hampshire, according to a new report that confirms global warming's link to climate change. Photo credit: NASA/NOAA.

CONCORD, N.H. - Increased costal and river flooding are two impacts the Granite State can expect, according to a new report that confirms the link between global warming and a changing climate. People in New Hampshire and all along the East Coast have seen a 70 percent increase in the amount of pre ...Read More

PHOTO: Caregiving is a tough but rewarding job for many of the more than 1.3 people in Indiana who spend their time assisting in the care of a family member, friend or neighbors. Photo courtesy of AARP.

INDIANAPOLIS - From helping to a spouse to dress, driving a parent to a medical appointment or helping a neighbhor purchase groceries, more than 1.3 million Hoosiers provide unpaid care for a loved one. While it can be rewarding, these unpaid duties often can leave a caregiver depleted - physically, ...Read More

PHOTO: Warmer temperatures, heavier rainfall and more flooding are among the impacts of climate change being felt by Illinois residents, according to a new national report. Photo credit: R. Montie/morgue file.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois could feel more like Texas in terms of summer heat if changes are not made to address the impacts of climate change, according to an Illinois expert. If the nation continues to put more heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide into the air, said Donald Wuebbles, amon ...Read More

PHOTO: Bangor Public Library would be eligible for energy-efficiency upgrades under a new Grants to Green program designed to help nonprofits in Maine's historic downtowns. Photo courtesy Maine Preservation.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - Some downtown areas around Maine are going to get "greener," thanks to a grant from an organization in Atlanta that is aimed at making historic downtown buildings in which nonprofit groups work more energy-efficient. The "Grants to Green" project awarded $1.2 million from The Com ...Read More

PHOTO: Less tranquil scenes, such as heavy rain, heat waves, coastal and river flooding, are all in Maine's future, according to a new report that confirms global warming's link to climate change. Photo credit: Sdantzer/Wikimedia Commons.

PORTLAND, Maine - The rain in Maine will worsen and coastal and river flooding will rise, according to the Third National Climate Assessment, unless steps are taken now to slow global warming. The Northeast has experienced a greater recent increase in extreme precipitation than any other region in ...Read More

PHOTO: Parents in New Mexico are encouraged to say thanks to the educators in their children's lives during this week, which is Teacher Appreciation Week. Photo courtesy Norfolk Public Schools.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It can be a demanding job, and the New Mexico Parent-Teacher Association is encouraging parents and the entire community to show some extra gratitude toward the educators in their children's lives during this "Teacher Appreciation Week." Kim Kerschen, president of the New Mexico ...Read More

PHOTO: Pedaling and braking will be part of the curriculum today for nearly 150 Michigan schools taking part in national Bike to School Day. Photo courtesy National Center for Safe Routes to School.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Students across Michigan have tuned up their two-wheelers and strapped on their helmets for today's third annual Bike to School Day. Organizers say Michigan is a national leader in the push to promote healthier communities. Led by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, Bi ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates say the federal government should do more to protect two wildflowers that are nearly extinct. Known as beardtongues, they grow in Utah and Colorado. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SALT LAKE CITY - Conservation advocates are saying the federal government's proposed plan to protect two nearly extinct wildflowers that grow in Utah and Colorado doesn't do enough to ensure their survival. Lori Ann Burd, endangered species campaign director for the Center for Biological Diversity, ...Read More

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