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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: January 14, 2015

PHOTO: A side of toxins with that? Groups critical of Washington's proposal to update water-quality standards claim it doesn't do enough to clean up pollution or curtail industrial waste discharge, while health warnings persist for eating fish caught in some locations. Photo credit: JRStock/FeaturePics.com

OLYMPIA, Wash. - People can comment starting this week on new state water quality standards that already have been years in the making in Washington. Anyone who eats or catches fish will want to take a look at them. The new standards are based on higher fish consumption rates that are more realisti ...Read More

PHOTO: Among the winners of this year's Best Development Awards from 1000 Friends of Iowa is the Madison Flats apartment building in Des Moines. Photo courtesy: 1000 Friends of Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's been a steadily changing trend in Iowa - and more often, there's a focus on the future and quality of life in residential construction and renovations. According to Siobhan Spain, program director for the Best Development Awards, at 1000 Friends of Iowa, the state has one of ...Read More

PHOTO: While some Missouri lawmakers continue to insist the state can't afford to expand its Medicaid program, the authors of a new report say the state can't afford not to take advantage of the savings the expansion would bring. Photo credit: Katherine Dowler/Wikimedia Commons.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers are back at work, and after a contentious battle in 2014, advocates for Medicaid expansion in the state hope a new report will help provide the fuel to make it happen in 2015. Last year, some lawmakers resisted the expansion, claiming it would be too costly. ...Read More

PHOTO: The deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill has prompted federal agencies to update their oil-spill preparation and response rules. The EPA is asking the public to weigh in on the proposal. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Ecology.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking input from people in New Mexico and across the nation on a plan it says will improve the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to oil spills. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 people and c ...Read More

PHOTO: Dozens rallied on the Capitol steps in Wyoming on Tuesday night, asking President Obama to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Rallies have been taking place around the country. Photo of a protester at an event courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Protestors hit the steps of the Wyoming Capitol on Tuesday night, rallying against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Organizer Cynthia Willson said they want President Obama to reject the pipeline because of environmental concerns, mainly concerning carbon pollution. Promoters of ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, which has prompted the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to call on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize regulations. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

WASHINGTON - The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic-cigarette incidents more than doubled last year compared with 2013, according to new data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children under age 6 were the victims in more than half the cases. The rise ...Read More

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