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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: August 19, 2014

As the race for the Florida governor's mansion heads into the home stretch, a new AARP survey finds Florida's senior voting bloc looking for straight answers about health care and financial security. Photo credit: Michael Studard.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With the Florida primary one week from today, Governor Rick Scott has a slight lead over Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, according to a survey released Tuesday by AARP Florida. Of the likely voters polled in the survey, one in five reported they may still change their minds. ...Read More

PHOTO: Social workers are starting to navigate the topic of improving their clients' financial health with an online toolkit first tested in Oregon. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer/Morguefile.

EUGENE, Ore. - A new online toolkit that was tested in Oregon is showing social service case managers how to talk about and help improve their clients' personal finances. Groups and agencies that advise lower-income Oregonians about the assistance they need can now also offer options on achieving a ...Read More

PHOTO: State retirees in Washington say their quest to restore benefits trimmed by the Legislature hasn't ended with last week's Supreme Court rulings against them. Photo courtesy of the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington state Supreme Court ruled last week that the Legislature can eliminate cost-of-living adjustments to the pension checks of retired state workers. The Retired Public Employees Council of Washington has said no one is getting rich living on a state pension, which avera ...Read More

PHOTO: While Ohio has one of the largest populations of any U.S. state, many Ohio children are unable to visit a dentist in their own community due to a lack of dental providers. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

JACKSON, Ohio - Along with pencils and pens, experts say good dental care should also be a part of the back-to-school checklist. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to students' dental-related problems. RSVP of the Ohio ...Read More

PHOTO: A new survey finds Illinois voters over age 50 and older want candidates to start talking about how to improve their financial security. Photo credit: Ivan Melenchon Serrano/Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, a new report finds Illinois voters aged 50 and over want candidates to start talking about how to improve their financial security. Heather Heppner, associate state director of AARP Illinois, says their survey finds older Illinoisans stil ...Read More

PHOTO: Over 500,000 acres of public land in several western states could receive protections from the federal government for the yellow-billed cuckoo, which is also being considered for endangered species designation. Photo credit: Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.

TUCSON, Ariz. - The federal government is moving to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of public land in Arizona and several other western states that the yellow-billed cuckoo bird calls home. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate over 500,000 acres as critical habitat fo ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmental groups are proposing a ready-to-implement plan called The Mounds Greenway to protect the West Fork of the White River, and leave it as a free-flowing river. Photo courtesy of Heart of the River.

ANDERSON, Ind. - Opponents of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir in central Indiana say they have an alternative plan that would save the free-flowing White River and protect surrounding forests and wetlands. The reservoir project would dam the West Fork White River and create a 2,000-acre lake, wh ...Read More

PHOTO: Missouri food banks serve nearly 1.2 million people each year, according to a new study from Feeding America and the Missouri Food Bank Association. Photo courtesy of Missouri Food Bank Association.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The face of hunger in Missouri may not be what many picture it to be, according to a new study which aims to show just how deep the problem runs in the state. Monica Palmer, communications manager with the Missouri Food Bank Association, says the Hunger in America report breaks many ...Read More

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