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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: February 1, 2019

In-home caregiver Desirae Hernandez says her recent pay raise will help ease the burden of living paycheck to paycheck. (Courtesy of Desirae Hernandez)

SEATTLE – Today marks a major achievement for Washington state caregivers in the "Fight for 15." In-home caregivers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 775 will receive their first paychecks that reflect wages of at least $15 an hour. Workers started earning the new wa ...Read More

Nearly 46,000 Oregonians got help with their income taxes last year through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. (stevepb/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Starting today, Oregonians can get free assistance preparing their income tax returns. For the 51st year, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is helping folks by providing the largest free tax preparation program in the country. Last year, volunteers completed nearly 46,0 ...Read More

Head Start and the expansion of state-funded programs since the 1990s have greatly increased access to preschool, according to Florida KIDS COUNT. (FeeLoona/Pixabay)

TAMPA, Fla. – A new study shows kids who attend Pre-Kindergarten programs do better in reading, writing and math as they get older than those who weren't enrolled. The Duke University study tracked the progress of students who'd been in North Carolina's pre-school program and showed gains in ...Read More

Critics say a bill to implement North Dakota's Measure 1 doesn't provide enough funding for the new state Ethics Commission. (Jim Howe/Flickr)

BISMARK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers are considering competing bills to implement an ethics measure passed by voters in November. Backers of the Measure 1 campaign are concerned the House version could undermine it. Republican backers of House Bill 1521 say the language in the ballot measu ...Read More

CPR can nearly triple the odds of person surviving cardiac arrest. (American Heart Association)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – February is American Heart Month, and there's an effort to bring a new weapon to Minnesota in the fight against heart disease. About 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital, and the chances of survival without cardiopulmonary resuscitation are less than 10 perce ...Read More

New Mexico residents have significant concerns around water issues and the increasingly visible impact of climate change, according to a new poll of voters in eight Western states. (

ALBUQUERQUE, M.N. – Voters in eight Western states, including New Mexico, oppose policies by the Trump administration that shrink national monuments and promote oil and gas development as part of an "energy dominance" agenda. Both Republicans and Democrats responding to the ninth annual "Con ...Read More

Experts say risk assessment, weight loss, and regular exercise are the three things women can do to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke. (MabelAmber/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Red will be the color of choice for employees at the YMCA of Greater Des Moines today, as American Heart Month kicks off with "National Wear Red Day" to raise awareness for women's heart health. Since 2006, the death rate for women from coronary heart disease in Iowa has be ...Read More

Last year, more than 114,000 Pennsylvanians received free tax filing assistance from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. (sphere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – April 15 is coming up fast and there are a lot of changes in federal tax laws this year, but free help getting income-tax returns filed is available now. AARP has offered free, in-person tax assistance and preparation since 1968. Last year, more than 1,500 volunteers helpe ...Read More

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