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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 22, 2020

1,358 counties are red zones where COVID-19 infection rates are out of control. (The Daily Yonder/USA Facts)

LANSING, Mich. -- COVID-19 cases are on the rise almost everywhere, but the share of new cases in rural Michigan counties is outpacing the new caseload in metro counties. According to an analysis by The Daily Yonder, nearly 70% of the nation's more than 1,900 rural counties now are in the red zone, ...Read More

Supporters of enhancing paid time off during times of crisis say in addition to resistance in the U.S. Senate, there's also an awareness issue with many business owners and their employees who don't know there are current temporary protections available. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- New research suggests access to emergency paid leave could help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Supporters of a broader paid-time-off proposal say it's needed in states such as Iowa, where there is no such requirement. The study, led by Cornell University and the Swiss Eco ...Read More

January to May 2019 was the wettest on record for the United States, with multiple severe-weather outbreaks in Nebraska and throughout the Midwest. (Nebraska National Guard)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A new study suggests Nebraska farmers, and the general population, would be better served if climate scientists acted more like weather forecasters when linking extreme weather events to climate change. Dale Durran, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington ...Read More

Gov. Brad Little has approved $2.7 million in hunger relief since the pandemic began. (JackF/Adobe Stock)

RIGBY, Idaho -- Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued a proclamation declaring October Hunger Awareness Month. The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force and Idaho Foodbank are recognizing three organizations that have gone above and beyond to serve their communities during the pandemic. Among them is the Giv ...Read More

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the opioid crisis has killed an estimated 450,000 Americans since 1999. (Psihedelisto/ Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The feds on Wednesday announced an $8.3 billion settlement with Stamford-based Purdue Pharma over the company's role in the opioid crisis, but state Attorney General William Tong said it doesn't go far enough. The company will plead guilty to violating laws on kickbacks to doctor ...Read More

California is leading a coalition of dozens of states in defending the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Supreme Court next month. (MachineHeadz/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Almost four million Californians gained health coverage when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medi-Cal, and that goes away if the Supreme Court strikes down the law without a replacement. That's just one jaw-dropping warning at a hearing held Wednesday by the state Senat ...Read More

The West Virginia Council of Churches is pushing for political debates to be more harmonious and compassionate than they have the past few years. (Adobe stock)

CHARLESTON, W.V. -- With fireworks expected at the second presidential debate tonight, a West Virginia religious group is calling for a return to civility during the election season. The West Virginia Council of Churches is urging candidates and citizens to avoid angry political discussions and cal ...Read More

A survey found 43% of Indiana businesses plan to utilize employees to perform additional job functions in the next year. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis-based expert said uniquely human traits and capabilities will be more important in the post-COVID work landscape. Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, is author of a new book on the future of the workforce. He said by some estimates, 40% of jobs ...Read More

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