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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: June 17, 2014

PHOTO: A statewide program on health equity has enabled some Minnesota libraries to add a significant public education component, with classes on diet, nutrition and exercise. Photo credit: Austin Public Library.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Libraries have long been a place where neighbors can go to feed their minds, but across Minnesota libraries are now becoming places where patrons can find out how to feed their bodies. At the Austin Public Library, director Ann Hokanson says they are offering classes on healthy coo ...Read More

PHOTO: Kids attending summer camps around North Carolina are, in part, able to do so because of conservation easements which have enabled the preservation of landscapes and

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Kids are getting covered in bug spray and sunscreen across North Carolina, and parents are wiping an eye or two. Summer camp season has arrived, and the tradition that has become a summer rite of passage for many kids is benefiting from the efforts of land conservationists. S ...Read More

PHOTO: Veterans in Arizona are hoping recently-approved legislation improves medical care with the V.A. Health Care System. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

PHOENIX - Veterans in Arizona are hoping recently passed legislation in the U.S. Senate will improve the V.A. by reducing medical visit wait times and improve the overall quality of care. Jacye Elliston, a Phoenix-area Gulf War veteran, says he has experienced months-long wait times during his two ...Read More

PHOTO: Swimming season is in full swing in Ohio, and experts say it's important children have basic water safety skills to stay safe. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Experts are reminding Ohio parents to remain vigilant when their summer fun with the kids involves water. According to the USA Swimming Foundation, there were at least 11 reported drownings of children younger than age 15 in Ohio last year. Whether it's a backyard pool, a river or ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report ranks Illinois as the eighth safest state in which to live. Photo credit: Kevin Connors / Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisans can take comfort in knowing they live in one of the safest states in the nation. A new analysis from WalletHub ranked Illinois eighth in the U.S. for safety, using criteria such as emergency preparedness, home and community stability, and traffic safety. The report a ...Read More

PHOTO: A restoration effort is getting underway this summer to restore oak savanna habitat in Miller Woods and other areas around the Indiana Dunes. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

INDIANAPOLIS - A major restoration project is getting underway this summer to save a rare, disappearing habitat in Indiana. More than 1,000 acres of black oak savanna will be restored by the National Park Service in Miller Woods and Tolleston Dunes, along with 32 acres to be restored at Indiana Dun ...Read More

PHOTO: Montana's Blackfeet Troubadour, Jack Gladstone, will use storytelling, lyric poetry and music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act at a series of events this summer in Montana. Photo courtesy of Jack Gladstone.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A troubadour of Montana's Blackfeet Indian Nation, Jack Gladstone will be at the University Theater in Great Falls on Tuesday with a presentation incorporating storytelling, lyric poetry, and music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Th ...Read More

PHOTO: Giving Michigan babies the right start is the focus of a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy, which finds major disparities between babies born in the state's city compared with outlying areas. Photo credit: Paul Anderson /

LANSING, Mich. - Planning for a better future for Michigan means investing in the state's kids before they're even born. That's according to a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy, which looks at maternal and infant well-being across the state. Jane Zehnder-Merrell, director of Kid ...Read More

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