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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

2020Talks - September 25, 2020 

Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: September 23, 2014

PHOTO: The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan is among the groups fighting to reform school discipline policies to keep the most vulnerable kids in the classroom and out of the criminal-justice system. Photo credit: Larry Farr/Morguefile.

YPSILANTI, Mich. - It's supposed to be a safe place to learn and grow, but some youth advocates say in Michigan there is a growing tendency to criminalize rather than educate children, which is why they are working to fight what's been dubbed the "school-to-prison pipeline." Peri Stone-Palmquist, e ...Read More

PHOTO: With one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations of any U.S. city, Nashville is launching an Office of New Americans to help immigrants adapt, succeed, and ultimately benefit Nashville's economy. Photo credit: Kyle Simourd/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the debate over immigration policy continues in Tennessee and across the nation, Nashville continues to move ahead with its own efforts to engage and empower immigrants who call the city home. On Monday, Mayor Karl Dean signed an executive order to create an Office of New Amer ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A majority of North Carolina voters from both parties believe investment in early childhood education will boost the state's economy. Graphic courtesy: N.C. Early Childhood Foundation.

GARNER, N.C. - A whopping 83 percent of North Carolina voters from both political parties believe investing in early childhood learning programs will boost short- and long-term economic growth, according to a new bipartisan poll conducted by the N.C. Early Childhood Foundation and The First Five Yea ...Read More

Photo: New Census data indicates children who receive adequate food at home, and at school, also perform better academically in school. Photo courtesy: The Children's Aid Society.

DAYTON, Ohio - The latest Census data indicates poverty is on the decrease nationwide for the first time since 2006. In Ohio, the poverty rate number now sits at 16 percent for 2013, slightly above the national average, but the proportion of children living in poverty in Ohio and the rest of the cou ...Read More

PHOTO: In terms of solar energy powering public schools, a new study ranks Arizona third in the U.S. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy.

TEMPE, Ariz. - A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association titled Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools, finds Arizona ranked third in the nation in terms of solar energy use in public schools. Steven Church, energy education coordinator at Tempe Elementary School District ...Read More

PHOTO: Wild Wood Farms has grown to include 150 members in its community-supported agriculture vegetable operation. Photo courtesy of Wild Wood Farms.

SOLON, Iowa - As what is expected to be the largest-ever Iowa harvest of corn and soybeans nears, the value of cropland in the Hawkeye State is on the decline. The latest survey from the Iowa Realtors Land Institute shows the average price for an acre of Iowa farmland is now to about $8,000, down n ...Read More

PHOTO: The Rim Fire burns in the Stanislaus National Forest last summer. In light of the state's current wildfires and changing climate, experts say it may be time to re-evaluate how wildfires are fought, and focus on making communities more fire-safe. Photo credit: Mike McMillan, U.S. Forest Service.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California's ongoing drought continues to aggravate wildfires across the state. The Boles Fire in Siskiyou County has damaged or destroyed 100 structures in Weed, and the King Fire in El Dorado County northeast of Sacramento has already burned more than 128 square miles - ...Read More

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