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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: September 9, 2015

Tai chi is one recommendation for older people to improve strength and balance and reduce their risk of taking a serious fall. Credit:

SEATTLE – September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, calling attention to the frequency and seriousness of falls among older people, and ways to prevent them. It's estimated that one in three people over age 65 takes a major, unexpected tumble at least once a year, and it should signal th ...Read More

Congress must decide whether to reauthorize school food programs before Sept. 30, when the current law is set to expire. Credit: Lance Cheung, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

DENVER – For thousands of kids in Colorado, going back to school means breakfast and lunch five days a week - meals missed by many students during summer months. However, Congress must decide whether to reauthorize federally-funded school food programs before Sept. 30, when the current law is ...Read More

A New York suburb is considering whether to appeal a federal judge's ruling that a town ordinance banning day laborers from gathering in public is unconstitutional. Credit: Jotul Oven/

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. - A Long Island suburb must decide whether to appeal a federal judge's ruling that a town law banning day laborers from soliciting work on public sidewalks is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Denis Hurley ruled that the Oyster Bay ordinance violates the First Amendment, ...Read More

A dozen State Police investigators will be assigned to help investigate college rape cases under New York’s new affirmative consent law. Credit: Tom S./<br />

NEW YORK – In less than a month, New York's affirmative consent law, requiring uniform steps to combat sexual assault on college campuses, takes effect. State officials have announced details of how they plan to implement the law, including a dozen State Police investigators assigned to a new ...Read More

Budget billing can take the sticker shock out of fluctuating electricity costs for Ohio households. Credit: Achim Hering/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a cool start, summer is ending with a sizzle in Ohio. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates Ohioans on average paid $340 for electricity this summer, the months of June through August, four percent more than in 2014. Matt Schilling, public information off ...Read More

Volunteering can take as little as 5 minutes to make a difference for the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11. Credit: USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Five minutes or five hours, it all can make a difference on the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11 - this Friday. It's a day for people to volunteer time, resources or talents to a project that means something to them. Lou Tobian, associate state director ...Read More

Charleston City Council member Karan Ireland says the water system that serves the city and surrounding counties should be run by a public utility, not a for-profit corporation. Credit: Dan Heyman

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginia American Water continues to slight consumers and their safety, according to critics calling for a public takeover of the water system. A year-and-a-half ago, the Elk River chemical spill contaminated drinking water the corporation supplies to more than 300,0 ...Read More

One out of five children in the Philadelphia area lives in deep poverty. Credit: Phillies1fan777/en.wikipedia

PHILADELPHIA – When Pope Francis visits Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families later this month, advocates will issue a call to action against hunger. In preparation for the pope's visit, politicians, business leaders, community-service providers and those facing food insecurity will ...Read More

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