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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding hungry families, 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 25, 2020 

CORRECTED 2:30pm MST 11/25 - Linda Thomas-Greenfield would be the second Black woman in US UN Ambassador role, Susan Rice was the first. Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: October 13, 2020

This Wisconsin farmer is using an air-seeder, which helps spread seeds for cover crops while work is being done on cash crops. The donated equipment is aimed at getting more farmers to adopt conservation practices. (Adobe Stock)

SEYMOUR, Wis. -- The fall harvest is here, and while many farmers say they wish to add conservation to their to-do-list, it's not always easy. In northeastern Wisconsin, one piece of equipment is giving producers the chance to adopt environmentally friendly practices. There's been renewed interest ...Read More

Irrigation incurs big costs for Idaho farmers that can be offset by solar projects. (David Frazier/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Some farmers fear a rate case before Idaho commissioners will throw shade on future solar projects. The state Public Utilities Commission will consider changes for farmers to its net-metering program, which credits producers for excess energy sent back to the grid. The proposal cou ...Read More

The first New York offshore wind farm will deliver enough electricity to power 70,000 homes on Long Island. (twixter/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York is one step closer to bringing the first offshore wind power to thousands of homes on Long Island. The New York Department of Public Service and four other state agencies have signed a joint proposal on the siting of the transmission line that will connect an offshore wind ...Read More

Between 1996 and 2019, Michigan had the fifth most trade-related job losses in the nation. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan has experienced substantial trade-related job losses in recent years, according to a new report. U.S. Labor Department data shows Michigan suffered a 211% increase in jobs lost to offshoring between 2017 and 2019 compared with the three years prior. Denise Bailey is a lo ...Read More

A Virginia community college provides skills training for a unique word-of-mouth program for job seekers. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- With hundreds of thousands still out of work in Virginia during the pandemic, the state is boosting funding for an innovative program that connects job seekers with employment networks through neighborhood contacts. Piedmont Virginia Community College is receiving more than $1.5 mi ...Read More

Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett continue through Thursday. (Rachel Malehorn/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. -- Health care advocates say the fate of the Affordable Care Act is on the line, as the first day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up. President Donald Trump's nominee would cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the high c ...Read More

Given the pandemic crisis, mail service issues and high demand for absentee ballots, election officials have strongly encouraged voters to be proactive about the process this year. (Adobe Stock)

NEW ULM, Minn. -- Today is the last day for Minnesota residents to pre-register for the November election. But if you miss the deadline, officials say that doesn't mean you're out of options. By now, you may have received a notice reminding you to take care of your voter registration, if needed. J ...Read More

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