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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 15, 2020

The Southern Blue Ridge Mountains are among the most climate-resilient landscapes in the U.S., according to new research by a team of scientists at The Nature Conservancy. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Animals are on the move to escape rising temperatures and increased floods and drought, but some could find refuge in North Carolina's Sandhills and Southern Blue Ridge, according to a new map developed by scientists at The Nature Conservancy. The map pinpoints biodiverse "hotspots ...Read More

According to the polling site FiveThirtyEight, Democratic nominee Sara Gideon is barely beating Republican Sen. Susan Collins, with Collins gaining support in the last few weeks. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine will be the first state to use ranked-choice voting in November, and it could decide the Senate election. As every Mainer is aware, Republican Sen. Susan Collins is in a tight race against Democrat Sara Gideon. But two independent candidates might peel off several percentage ...Read More

The New Moral Majority is calling on Americans to vote with candidates' views on compassion and inclusion in mind. (sticker2you/Adobe Stock)

PHILADELPHIA -- Faith leaders from Pennsylvania and around the country are raising their voices to support candidates in this year's election who believe in the values of love, justice and inclusion. They call themselves the New Moral Majority, and come from churches of many denominations and from ...Read More

Idahoans' ballots need to be in their local county clerk's office by the time polls close on Nov. 3 to be counted. (

BOISE, Idaho -- For Idahoans voting in the November election, there are some dates and tips to keep in mind. Susan Ripley, president of the League of Women Voters-Idaho, noted preregistration, online or by mail, closed Oct. 9, but people still have options for registering. "You can go to the clerk ...Read More

About one million Idahoans are members of a credit union. (

BOISE, Idaho -- Today is the 72nd annual International Credit Union Day, a celebration of these member-owned financial institutions around the globe. There are more 85,000 credit unions on six continents. Steve Stapp, former chairman of the World Council of Credit Unions, said the organizations go ...Read More

Forty-five Montana counties are conducting the Nov. 3 election by mail. (alexandra/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- The election is around the corner, and Montanans have a few options for casting their ballots. Because of COVID-19, the registration deadline by mail or online has been extended to Oct. 26. After that, Montanans will have to register in person. In 45 of the Treasure State's 56 cou ...Read More

In Illinois, Black men ages 18 to 24 are nine times more likely to be jailed than their white peers. (Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A new report puts some weight behind arguments that young adults should not be prosecuted in adult court in Illinois. The findings from the Juvenile Law Center confirmed youth incarceration rates have fallen in recent years, as officials recognize the developmental differences ...Read More

In 2018, Nebraska ranked first among states for renewed acres in the Conservation Stewardship Program, which offers cost-share and technical assistance for conservation on working lands. (Pixabay)

LYONS, Neb. -- The Conservation Stewardship Program in Nebraska is open for applications. Jim Dallegge, a farmer and rancher in Butler County, just ended his second five-year contract with the federal program, which gives financial and technical assistance for conservation efforts, like improving s ...Read More

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