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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

2020Talks - August 14, 2020 

Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: April 4, 2016

National, state and local races are expected to draw 40 percent of eligible voters to tomorrow's Wisconsin primary election. That would be the highest turnout since the 1980 Wisconsin primary election. (lisafx/

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The largest turnout in decades is expected for tomorrow's Wisconsin primary election, according to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, or GAB. There are the Democratic and Republican presidential primary elections, which will draw national attention. There's a hotly co ...Read More

Indianapolis came in 13th out of 25 major cities in a study of how ready they are to accommodate a surge in numbers of electric vehicles on the road. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Gas prices are pretty low right now, so there hasn't been a big uptick in interest in electric vehicles, but economists think that will change once prices start to climb again. Indiana University has studied whether the nation's largest cities are ready for an increase in ele ...Read More

Katharine Hayhoe speaks in several North Carolina cities this week, combining an academic and faith perspective on climate change. (Martin Voelkel)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - April is Earth Month and as it begins, an internationally-known scientist is touring the state to share her expertise and perspective on climate change. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist also known for her deep faith in God. She is featured in the Showtime documentary ...Read More

Education is a key part of free tax-preparation assistance in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Just ask a woman who helps others file their taxes. She says there's "a lot of good" in offering free tax-preparation to low-and-moderate income residents. Over the last four years, that's been part of tax preparer Christy Beaty's job with Community Action of Southern Kentuck ...Read More

Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, affects more than 35 million people in the United States annually. (mcfarlandmo/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - It's the beginning of April, which means flowers are blooming, pollen is plentiful, and allergy sufferers are feeling the itchy effects. There are some simple solutions for sufferers, though. Doctor Mark La Shell, allergist-immunologist with Group Health, says people should start by a ...Read More

An upcoming report shows access to healthy foods has been shrinking, especially for rural and low-income Minnesotans. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are facing serious challenges to accessing healthy food in the state. According to a soon-to-be-released study, about 235,000 Minnesota residents live more than 10 miles away from a grocery store that stocks fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read More

A mayoral forum in Portland hosted by AARP on Saturday has other cities thinking about options for becoming more livable for older adults. (Mike H/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A mayoral forum in Portland hosted by AARP on Saturday has other cities thinking about what they can do to become more livable for older adults. In Lane County, Springfield has joined Portland on the AARP's list of cities that are "age-friendly" by making the city more accessible. ...Read More

Parents of infants placed in Safe Haven cannot be charged with abandonment. (fancycrave1/

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today is Safe Haven Day in Connecticut. Connecticut passed the Safe Haven for Newborns Act 16 years ago. The law allows parents of infants up to 30 days old to voluntarily give up custody to nursing staff in a hospital emergency room. Gary Kleeblatt, communications direct ...Read More

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