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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding the hungry, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)

2020Talks - November 24, 2020 

Formal transition to Biden presidency begins; key Biden Cabinet nominations to be announced today. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: October 12, 2020

Trade-related job losses are spread across a wide variety of industries, from software to manufacturing and beyond. (Charles Csavossy/Wikimedia)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has lost more jobs to offshoring than any other state during the first three years of the Trump administration, according to a new report. Unemployment data shows from 2017 to 2019, more than 26,000 Californians lost their jobs to offshoring or displacement from imp ...Read More

The Renton school district serves about 15,500 students. (Marc Sanchez/Adobe Stock)

RENTON, Wash. -- School bus drivers want to help students struggling during the pandemic, but drivers in the Renton school district feel like their plans to provide more aid have been stymied. Beth DeCou is a driver in the district and president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 6367. Sh ...Read More

Students with prior college or technical training experience in the Tampa Bay area are encouraged to get free coaching to help them complete their college degrees. (Pixabay)

TAMPA, Fla. -- Going back to school as an adult has many challenges, but Leap Tampa Bay is helping local students complete their degree with free personalized coaching. The new initiative at Leap Tampa Bay mirrors what used to be a statewide program called Complete Florida Plus. Gov. Ron DeSantis ...Read More

In other states, legal fights have occurred to allow ballot collection on behalf of Native Americans trying to vote absentee. In North Dakota, concerns over vague language in state law is leaving assistance groups feeling limited about helping that way. (Adobe Stock)

CANNON BALL, N.D. -- Today is Indigenous Peoples Day. In North Dakota, advocates are honoring their heritage by ramping up efforts to ensure Native Americans overcome voting obstacles in the 2020 election. The race is on to help those living on reservations know what they have to do to cast their b ...Read More

Experts say bear spray offers better protection against injury or death than a gun, in part because most hunters in a crisis situation will not land a shot that stops a bear on its first charge. (USFWS Pixnio)

WILSON, Wyo. -- Don't be afraid, but be prepared, and always keep at least two cans of bear spray within easy reach. Kristin Combs, executive director for Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, offered that advice for hunters who may encounter a grizzly bear while tracking mule deer, elk or other game. Combs ...Read More

It's been nearly five months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but debate on a variety of issues tied to the incident continues. (Mike Moen)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Feelings still are strong in Minneapolis about the police killing of George Floyd and how the city responded to the incident and the civil unrest that followed. One group has been holding listening sessions so policymakers and all state residents know more about the lingering effects. ...Read More

Today's Indigenous Peoples' Day will be celebrated in 14 states and hundreds of municipalities to recognize the heritage of Native Americans. (

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- People across the globe can join the observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day in New Mexico today with a virtual celebration from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Last year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples ...Read More

Mail-in ballot drop boxes in Fairfax County, Va., are being monitored by security cameras to ensure safe voting. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- With the November 3 election just three weeks away, tomorrow is the last day Virginians can register to vote for president, one U.S senator and 11 U.S. House seats. To help with voting during the pandemic, Virginia lawmakers have passed several measures to make the mail-in process ...Read More

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