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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: April 21, 2015

PHOTO: A coalition of conservation and environmental groups are giving the Republican-led Congress a failing grade on protecting the nation's waterways and air. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Republican-led Congress is receiving a failing grade from several national conservation and environmental groups. The coalition of organizations claims Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell's first 100 days as Majority Leader has been a failure on both the environmental and public ...Read More

PHOTO: Dozens of groups from across the state, including those representing nurses, hospitals and health centers, are voicing opposition to a plan in the Minnesota House to eliminate MinnesotaCare. Photo credit: Army Medicine/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With the Minnesota House expected to begin its budget proposal debate on Tuesday, a plan to help pay for tax cuts by eliminating the public health program MinnesotaCare is facing strong opposition from a growing coalition of organizations statewide. Laura Sayles, government affair ...Read More

PHOTO: The Ebey Blockhouse on Whidbey Island is one of the historic farm buildings at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve near Coupeville. The reserve is a candidate for preservation in 2016 with Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

SEATTLE - On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Energy Committee takes up the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which has brought $600 million to the Evergreen State over the last 50 years for conservation and recreation projects. But the LWCF is set to expire this fall, and Congress h ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan is one of the only states in the nation to have a female director of its police agency, and is currently seeking more women to join the ranks of the MSP. Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police.

TROY, Mich. - They've found "a few good women," as the saying goes – and Michigan State Police (MSP) say they're looking for even more as they continue to work to increase the number of women and people of color in their ranks. Trooper Marjorie Richardson has been with the MSP for 26 years, a ...Read More

PHOTO: The lack of protections for Tennessee workers under state employment law is highlighted in a recent decision regarding the firing of 200 employees from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Middle District of Tennessee judge has ruled in favor of 200 former employees of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in a class action suit that alleged the medical center violated the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The WARN Act requires empl ...Read More

PHOTO: The fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill highlights concerns over offshore oil drilling along North Carolina's coast. Photo credit: NOAA.

WILMINGTON, N.C. - As the country observes the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, which continues to impact the Gulf Coast, there are growing concerns over whether the same thing could happen off the coast of North Carolina. A new federal proposal would allow off ...Read More

PHOTO: A San Antonio chef has been feeding the area's homeless for over a decade, but police recently gave her ticket with a potential fine of $2,000 for allegedly violating a city ordinance. She plans to contest it, citing freedom of religion. Photo credit: Matthew Woitunski/Wikimedia Commons.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Joan Cheever has been serving restaurant-quality food to San Antonio's homeless and poor every Tuesday since 2005, but in early April she was served with a $2,000 citation for allegedly breaking a city ordinance – serving food from a vehicle not licensed as a food truck. ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA is being taken to court over its approval of an herbicide for use on genetically-engineered soybean and corn crops in North Dakota and 14 other states. The plaintiffs say Enlist Duo poses a threat to human health and endangered species. Photo credit: Jason Ippolito/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - A legal battle is being mounted against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its expanded approval of a new herbicide for use in North Dakota and other states across the Midwest. The herbicide from Dow AgroSciences is called Enlist Duo. According to legal documents, Enlis ...Read More

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