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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 made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Archive: May 27, 2015

PHOTO: A volunteer at a Share Our Selves food bank is part of the integrated care approach at many California community health centers. Photo courtesy of Share Our Selves.

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Community Health Centers now are the primary point of care for more than 23 million Americans - with 1,000 clinics in California alone. Many centers are using an integrated care model that takes into account the person's life as a whole, not just their medical concerns. Some have ...Read More

PHOTO: Two new reports measuring how women fare across the nation show that Texas fails women in work and family policies and women's political leadership. Photo credit: CrazyLegsKC/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas got its report card on women's status in key areas compared with men, and the grades aren't good. Two new reports, the last of a seven-part series published by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, showed that Texas and the nation fall short on work and family policies fo ...Read More

PHOTO: More than two-thirds of the state's children are either growing up with a single mother who works or have both parents in the workforce, and activists say the state's policies need to reflect that reality. Photo credit: hotblack/

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. - Living paycheck to paycheck is the reality for many Michigan families, which is why experts and activists are gathering today to look at how to help more Michiganders get ahead instead of just getting by. A new analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund found ...Read More

AARP North Dakota is intervening in the request for a gas rate hike, calling the proposal unfair to those on fixed incomes. Credit: Dave Shaver/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With many North Dakotans facing yet another hike in the cost of natural gas, one of the state's leading consumer groups is stepping up in opposition to the proposed increase. Montana-Dakota Utilities had a fixed monthly charge of $9 a month in 2013. That rose to $15 a month this ye ...Read More

PHOTO: Brooklyn Insights, a strategic planning process that impacted young people and others in the borough, was one of the outreach efforts that won three New York nonprofits national recognition with NCRP Impact Awards. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Community Foundation.

NEW YORK - The nationwide trend for many nonprofits is to make their mark on just one pressing need, but two New York grant makers just got national recognition in part because they are fast on their feet and versatile. The New York Foundation has been around longer than most. While it is far from ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinois lawmakers are considering a measure that would remove what some call discriminatory restrictions on abortion funding. Photo credit: Cult Gigolo/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois is taking steps to repeal decades-old provisions in state law that deny abortion coverage for women on Medicaid and those covered by state employee health insurance. According to opponents of House Bill 4013, public money should not be used to support or promote electiv ...Read More

Photo: Undocumented people in Tennessee will continue to wait to see if they will have relief through President Obama's deportation relief programs, after the Fifth Circuit Court denied a request from an emergency stay. Photo credit: kconnors/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fifty-thousand people in Tennessee who would qualify for new deportation-relief programs announced last year still cannot take advantage of them. This comes as a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a request Tuesday for an emergency stay that would have lifted the injunctio ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Forest Service received more than 100,000 initial comments urging the agency to reject a proposal to allow Arch Coal to build roads through roadless sections of Gunnison National Forest. Photo credit: John Fowler/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - National and local conservation groups are calling on the U.S. Forest Service to abandon an effort to revive a loophole that would allow the Arch Coal company to expand its underground West Elk coal mine in Colorado. Taylor McKinnon, a campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity, sa ...Read More

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