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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 make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Archive: March 2, 2016

A new report shows counties in Wyoming with more public lands, such as Devils Tower National Monument in Crook County, fare better than counties with less. (Colin Faulkingham/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - In the wake of state and congressional efforts to hand over national lands to states, a new study shows rural counties in Wyoming with more federal lands do better than counties with less. While some parts of the West are struggling, said report author Megan Lawson of Headwaters Ec ...Read More

Although there are no restrictions on abortion clinics in Oregon, women sometimes have to travel hours to find clinics. (Fibonacci Blue/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case out of Texas today that could affect access to abortion in that state, and states across the country with similar laws will be waiting on the court's decision. However Oregon won't be one of them. Twenty-four states have so-called TRAP laws ...Read More

The state of Washington doesn't have any legal restrictions on access to abortions. (Pattymooney/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case today on a Texas law that has closed a number of abortion clinics in the state, and other states with similar laws targeting abortion clinics will be watching the decision closely. The state of Washington doesn't have any legal restrictions on acce ...Read More

Wage theft costs New York City workers more than $18 million a week. (Project Luz/

NEW YORK - Day laborers in New York soon will have a high-tech tool to combat wage theft. Jornalero is a new smartphone app that will help itinerant workers, who often are victims of unscrupulous employers who don't come through with promised pay. Manuel Castro, executive director of New Immigrant ...Read More

Immigrants makeup 22 percent of New York state's population. (johnpotter/

NEW YORK - As legislators debate the state budget in Albany, New York's immigrant community is making its needs known. Passing the $15 minimum wage, investing in education and increasing adult literacy programs are among the top priorities in a detailed "Budget for Immigrant New York" released Tues ...Read More

Flu cases are expected to rise in North Dakota, but there still is time to get vaccinated. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota residents still have time to get vaccinated against influenza this flu season, and they may need it. State health officials say the worst may be yet to come. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, at least five outbreaks of influenza-like illnesses have be ...Read More

In celebration of the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss, schools encourage children to read, often with events tied to characters in his legendary books. (National Education Association)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Since 1998, the National Education Association has celebrated March 2 as Read Across America day. The date was chosen to honor Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author known as Dr. Seuss, who was born on this date in 1904. Stephanie Itzen, a teacher librarian at Holmes Junior High Scho ...Read More

New research shows that women in Texas, particularly those with family responsibilities, struggle because of the state's poor work and family policies.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is one of the worst states in the nation for women in terms of equality and opportunity, according to two new studies. Reports from the Institute for Women's Policy Research and WalletHub both quote statistics that show women in Texas are paid less than men for the same job, a ...Read More

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