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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: August 9, 2019

Between 2001 and 2017, the U.S. human footprint nationwide expanded by 24 million acres, with states like North Dakota losing natural habitat primarily to oil and gas expansion. (sarahchristianson/hcn.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. is losing its wild landscape to energy, transportation, agriculture and urbanization at a rate of two football fields per minute, according to new research sounding alarms about what it means for future generations – especially in light of climate change. The ...Read More

In 2017, Indiana had the 20th highest rate of gun deaths among the states, according to the Giffords Law Center for Gun Violence Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 900 people each year in Indiana are killed with guns, and some experts say the state's gun laws are relatively weak in terms of restrictions. The state bars people with a record of domestic violence from purchasing or possessing guns, and requires retail handgun deal ...Read More

Maryland's decision to loosen restrictions on some gun permits runs counter to some of the state's other firearms laws. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland State Police announced this week that the state has lifted restrictions on concealed carry gun permits for business owners. The restriction had limited business owners to carrying handguns only when on the job, or traveling to or from work. With the policy change, ...Read More

Fossil fuel infrastructure in the U.S. includes about 2.6 million miles of pipelines. (Reinhard Tiburzy/Adobe Stock)

PHILADELPHIA – Environmental groups say an explosion earlier this week at a pump station along the Mariner East 2 gas pipeline highlights regulatory flaws and lack of oversight of the project. The explosion Monday at the Boot Road Pump Station shook homes and rattled windows half a mile away ...Read More

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