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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 22, 2015

PHOTO: A new report urges state and federal lawmakers to take steps to promote more family-friendly workplace policies, for the betterment of all Michiganders. Photo credit: acryllicartist/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. – Tens of thousands of Michiganders live in fear of losing a paycheck or their job when they need time off because of illness or other unforeseen circumstance, which is among the reasons why a new report calls for state and federal policy changes. Peter Ruark, senior policy an ...Read More

Photo: Distracted driving is not just a young person's problem. Statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation show nearly twice as many adults die in distracted driving accidents than teens. One solution: more education about the dangers of the practice. Photo credit:

NEW AUBURN, Wis. – There is an inattentive driving wreck somewhere in Wisconsin every 20 minutes, says Joel Brodd, an attorney who practices in New Auburn. Over the past few years, Brodd has given talks to thousands of high school students, trying to educate them about the dangers of distrac ...Read More

From left, Julie Weikel, Helen Harbin and Alice Elshoff toast the five days they spent hiking and camping in the southern Oregon and northern Nevada high desert. Credit: Jim Davis for Oregon Natural Desert Assn.

BURNS, Ore. – Few hikers are seen in the stark, high desert of southern Oregon – and even fewer in their 60s or 80s. But three retired Oregon women made the trek this month. They want to call attention to a swath of land between Nevada's Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and Oregon's Ha ...Read More

PHOTO: Congressional Republicans are banking on the budget bill to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its net neutrality rules, but supporters say that would be a blow to consumers, particularly in rural areas, who deserve a level playing field. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided earlier this year to treat the Internet like telephone service, it was hailed by supporters of net neutrality as a way to close the so-called "digital divide" between rural and urban areas. However, Republicans in Congr ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota is taking action to help try to determine causes of, and cures for, Alzheimer's disease, the fastest-growing medical condition in the nation. Photo credit: michael_swan/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With the number of Minnesotans with Alzheimer's and related forms of dementia on the rise, the state is stepping up to support efforts around research and public awareness. The final budget agreed upon by lawmakers and the governor sets aside $1 million for research into the ...Read More

PHOTO:  The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo courtesy Equality Federation

LOS ANGELES – San Francisco-based Equality Federation wants to ask all LGBTQ Americans, “Where do you think the movement should go from here?” It's part of the Our Tomorrow Campaign - and Equality Federation is working with more than 100 partner organizations to pass out surveys a ...Read More

PHOTO: An expert forum today at the Commonwealth Club of California tackles the issue of potential health risks to children from cell phones and WiFi radiation. Photo courtesy of Camilla Rees.

SAN FRANCISCO – WiFi radiation that is pulsing in schools above safety limits recommended by independent scientists is just one of the health risks experts will tackle today at the Commonwealth Club, with a particular focus on health risks to children from cell phones and wireless technologies ...Read More

PHOTO: The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo credit: morguefile/mxruben

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June is LGBTQ Pride month, and Equality Florida is fanning out to Pride events all over the state to introduce the Our Tomorrow campaign. It's a survey and social media effort created by a national organization, Equality Federation, to identify the issues that matter most ...Read More

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