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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: January 29, 2019

A study found 60 percent of patients stopped using drugs completely after 3.5 years of Medication-Assisted Treatment. (Drugabuse.gov)

MEDFORD, Ore. — In Oregon, care facilities are turning to medication to help some patients struggling with opioid addiction. Medication-assisted Treatment has been shown to be effective for dealing with symptoms of withdrawal. Doctors and nurses administer drugs such as buprenorphine to deto ...Read More

According to the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, 45 million Americans did not fill their prescriptions in 2016 due to cost. (qimono/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland General Assembly will be reviewing legislation that would create a first-of-its-kind board to make high-cost prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders. Many lawmakers have called it a life-or-death issue. Now they're proposing the 2019 Prescription Drug ...Read More

The IRS is now accepting e-file tax returns for 2018. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — With tax-filing season officially underway, IRS certified volunteers are standing by to help Kentuckians crunch the numbers. There are nearly 200 free tax preparation sites across the state where low- to moderate-income filers can get assistance, including a mobile site oper ...Read More

The federal government, all states and many local governments offer an array of publicly funded assistance programs for retirees. (QuinceMedia/Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. — As many people try to recover from the impact of the government shutdown, there is a renewed focus on helping contractors and private-sector workers save for retirement. On Tuesday, a state House subcommittee is scheduled to hear House Bill 2431, which would establish a board ...Read More

A sweeping bill in the U.S. House would expand access to the polls and limit the influence of money in politics. (Gutzemberg/iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the "For the People Act," the first bill introduced by Democrats since they took control of the House of Representatives. House Resolution 1 would make it a lot easier to vote by removing a number of state-leve ...Read More

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