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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Archive: December 1, 2015

Dozens of environmental groups say they're thankful protections for Florida streams and wetlands remain in place. Credit: Bandini/morguefile.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Clean water plays a vital role in Florida's environment and economy from the Everglades to the Panhandle. Dozens of environmental groups are thankful that one lawmaker took action to protect the state's water and wildlife. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., voted against requiring the Ob ...Read More

EPA rules to protect streams, such as the headwaters of the Colorado River, that feed into drinking water sources of one in three Americans could become part of the latest budget battle in Congress. Credit: National Park Service.

DENVER - New federal policies to protect streams that feed into the drinking water sources of one in three Americans are at risk as the year ends. Starting this week, said Andy Schultheiss, a political consultant for the National Wildlife Federation, proposals to block the Environmental Protectiuon ...Read More

The Giving Tower is an app that lets people visualize the impact of charitable giving through a real-time, 3-D metropolis that grows as contributions mount to participating charities. Credit: CrowdRise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With the first holiday spending push behind us, nonprofit groups are hoping Tennesseans have a little left over for Giving Tuesday. Now in its fourth year, the grassroots effort to raise money for charities primarily uses social media to get the word out. Giving Tuesday raised mo ...Read More

HIV testing is a simple procedure and results are available in about 20 minutes. Credit: Wheeler Cowperthwalte/Flickr

LANSING, Mich. - It's World AIDS Day, and health organizations are working to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and its impact on the lives of Michiganders. According to state data, the rate of new HIV diagnoses was stable from 2009 to 2013, with about 800 new cases reported each year, and the highest ...Read More

A National Wildlife Federation report says Ohio's hunting season soon could be compromised by a warming climate. Credit: Larry Smith/Flickr

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio hunters are headed to the woods this week for white-tailed deer season, but a new report finds the annual event could become a fading tradition with the threat of climate change. Warming temperatures are stressing both big and small game animals, according to the National Wild ...Read More

Montana's Tongue River is just one that could be affected by last-minute riders to the omnibus budget bill in Congress. Credit: Alexis Bonogofsky

BILLINGS, Mont. - Conservation groups are speaking out in favor of a "clean" budget bill - meaning one without riders that would weaken environmental protections. Congress has until Dec. 11 to pass the omnibus spending bill or face a government shutdown. Some lawmakers want to include controversial ...Read More

MomsRising is a national group urging its members to speak up this election year about improving policies for working families and children. Courtesy: MomsRising

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas parents could have a lot to say to political candidates in the coming year, and one group is encouraging them to speak up. According to the grassroots group "MomsRising," even the busiest working parents need to find time to advocate for better economic security for fam ...Read More

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