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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.

2020Talks - August 12, 2020 

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: June 15, 2015

PHOTO: The state's largest environmental organization, Clean Wisconsin, says Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget contains cuts to the Department of Natural Resources that go too deep and will jeopardize the state's crown jewels - clean air and clean water. Photo courtesy Clean Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget includes some very deep cuts to the ranks of the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Scientific Services. Many of the scientists hold Master's and doctoral degrees, and Amber Meyer Smith, director of Programs and Government Relations ...Read More

PHOTO: With North Carolina a projected swing state for 2016, analysts are concerned over the unresolved court cases around the state's election law and districts. Photo credit: jdurham/

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is projected to be a "swing state" by analysts for the 2016 presidential election, yet its election law changes and redistricting still are being challenged in court. If the 2014 election is any indication, there is cause for concern, according to a Democracy North Ca ...Read More

A new poll finds that healthier cafeteria meals are supported by a majority of North Dakota public school parents. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The meals that North Dakota schoolchildren are being served are getting healthier, and a new poll shows that's exactly what a majority of residents across the state want. The survey by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that 90 percent of both North Dakota public school parents and voters ...Read More

PHOTO: Las Vegas is scheduled to get some special visitors on bicycles Tuesday as the Journey of Hope crosses the country raising money and awareness for people with disabilities. Photo courtesy of The Ability Experience.

LAS VEGAS - College students cycling across the country to raise money and awareness about people with disabilities are scheduled to stop in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members will ride about 3,700 miles over two months from California to Washington, D.C., and raise more than $50 ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 125,000 people have signed a petition demanding the New York Blood Center restore funding to care for 66 of its former research chimps who advocates say were abandoned by the nonprofit organization. Photo credit - Agnes Souchal for the HSUS.

NEW YORK – It's a nonprofit organization that New Yorkers normally associate with helping people, but the outcry is growing against the New York Blood Center for allegedly abandoning 66 of its former research chimpanzees. Anthropologist Brian Hare, an assistant professor at Duke University, ...Read More

PHOTO: A year after state lawmakers cancelled the Energizing Indiana program, a new report says it reduced energy consumption, saved ratepayers money, and resulted in job creation. Photo credit: shoothead/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – The verdict is in on the impact of the Energizing Indiana program. A new report from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission says the state is missing out by canceling the energy efficiency program. According to the findings, Energizing Indiana created more than 18,000 job ...Read More

Photo: Seasonal affective disorder impacts a small percentage of people during the summer months, causing things such as loss of appetite and weight loss. Photo credit: anitapeppers/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While much has been made of Seasonal Affective Disorder and its impact on people in winter, a number of people also experience the problem in summer. Experts say the longer days and increasing heat and humidity can trigger the condition in someone prone to the disorder. While win ...Read More

PHOTO: A nonprofit organization in Utah is helping build temporary schools in several areas of earthquake-ravage Nepal. Photo courtesy of CHOICE Humanitarian.

WEST JORDAN, Utah - Utah-based CHOICE Humanitarian is helping to rebuild schools in Nepal following the massive earthquake and strong aftershock earlier this spring that killed more than 8,000 people. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck April 25 destroyed an estimated 4,500 schools, said Chris ...Read More

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