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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.

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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: September 4, 2014

PHOTO: John Nichols of The Capital Times and The Nation will be among the local keynote speakers when the 28th Amendment National Roadshow makes a stop in Madison, Wis., on Saturday. Photo courtesy of The Nation.

MADISON, Wis. – A grassroots movement called the 28th Amendment National Roadshow to permanently overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision comes to Wisconsin this Saturday. The Citizens United decision essentially says corporations are considered people, and the money they s ...Read More

PHOTO: There isn't much time for sitting as a member of this youthful crew working to relocate the Kelly Creek Trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It's one of 50 projects across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Photo courtesy of Northwest Youth Corps.

SEATTLE - As part of a campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and to introduce young people to their public lands heritage, 50 wild places across the country have been chosen for conservation and trail maintenance work this fall. In Washington, crews are working in the ...Read More

PHOTO: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It was created to help safeguard the nation's natural areas, water resources and outdoor recreation opportunities - such as the region where this prairie pothole is located. Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Tom Koerner/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's a national habitat conservation effort that supporters say has provided much value for North Dakota, and among those now asking that Congress reauthorize and fully fund it are local anglers and hunters. Johann Walker, director of conversation programs for Dakotas and Mo ...Read More

PHOTO: The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases Thursday regarding the constitutionality of the state's 'right to work' law. Photo courtesy of Greta M. Scodro/Indiana Courts.

GARY, Ind. - Days after a federal appeals court upheld the state's 'right to work' law, the Indiana Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the law. The 2012 law bars making union dues a condition of employment, and allows people to join unions without paying any fe ...Read More

PHOTO: Fast food workers in Nevada are planning to strike today, as part of a nationwide day of action in hopes of boosting pay. Photo credit: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Fast food workers in Nevada are planning to strike today as part of a nationwide day of action in hopes of boosting pay to a living wage. Laura Martin, communications director at the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, says some employees at Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, P ...Read More

PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation effort that encourages farmers to address resource concerns in new and innovative ways. Those farmers whose contracts are up this year must renew by Sept. 12 to continue with the program. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

LANSING, Mich. - Since the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) was launched five years ago, more than 60 million acres of farmland across the U.S. have been enrolled in the program through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). But time is running out for some Michigan farmers who wan ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservation projects at New Mexico's Carson National Forest and around the country mark the 50th anniversary of Congress passing the Wilderness Act. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

TAOS, N.M. – A conservation project at Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico is under way in recognition of this week's 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Ben Thomas, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, says the young work crews are thinning about 160 acres of d ...Read More

PHOTO: Just released figures from the USDA show that about 11 percent of households in Minnesota were food insecure in 2013, about the same as the year before. Photo credit: Eddie Welker/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Many of the leading economic indicators in Minnesota, such as the unemployment rate and manufacturing, continue to improve, but the rebound is not being fully felt when it comes to families struggling to put food on the table. Just released figures show that 11 percent of h ...Read More

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