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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: October 17, 2016

There are only about 125 pallid sturgeon left in the lower Yellowstone River. (USFWS Mountain-Prairie)

GLENDIVE, Mont. – Federal agencies say the best option for conserving the endangered pallid sturgeon is to provide a bypass channel to the Yellowstone Intake Dam. Opponents of the project not only disagree, they say that the option is a waste of money. The final Environmental Impact Statemen ...Read More

Advocates want New York City’s pension funds to divest from fossil-fuel industries.  (Maki Isayama/350NYC)

NEW YORK – New York City's public employee unions are considering a push to remove pension fund investments from fossil-fuel industries. The five pension funds in question total around $170 billion, with more than $7 billion invested in fossil fuels. In 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed ta ...Read More

Sioux Falls gets high marks for livability from its residents over age 50 in a new survey. (Wikimedia Commons)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new survey shows that older residents of Sioux Falls find it a desirable place to live, and they want to stay in their homes as long as possible. In the survey, sponsored by AARP South Dakota, 81 percent of respondents - all age 50 or older - said they own their homes, ...Read More

Advocates for the LGBT community say they hope the nation's next president will make as many strides for equal and fair treatment as President Obama has. (whitehouse.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With just over three weeks to go before the November 8 election, advocates backing a variety of issues are urging people to get out and vote. One issue that hasn't gotten much coverage in the presidential campaign, according to Isaiah Wilson external affairs manager with the Nati ...Read More

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to restore voting rights to restored felons is part of the electoral landscape in Virginia this year. (Office of Gov. McAuliffe/Flickr)

RICHMOND, Va. -- One big unknown this presidential election season is how voter turnout will be affected by the highly charged, partisan atmosphere. This will be the first election since the U.S. Supreme Court repealed important elements of the Voting Rights Act. Judith Browne Dianis, executive di ...Read More

AARP's Jo Ann Jenkins says research shows people who are happy at work tend to live seven years longer than those who aren't. (aarp.org)

PHOENIX — In the U.S., an average of 10,000 people per day turn 65, and demographics indicate that trend is going to continue for the next 14 years. The fastest-growing age group is people over age 85, and the second-fastest is those over 100. When Social Security debuted in 1935, the averag ...Read More

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