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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 23, 2020

Vicki Bickford says she relies on her income as a caregiver to stay afloat. (SEIU 775)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Caregivers for frail elders and people living with disabilities in Washington are concerned about the potential effects of more than a billion dollars in cuts to the state's long-term care services. To fill part of the shortfall caused by COVID-19, the Department of Health and Hum ...Read More

In a new report, the Economic Opportunity Institute lays out recommendations it says would prompt a faster recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic than Washington saw after the Great Recession. (Wikimedia Commons)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - As Washington state lawmakers consider how to recover from the economic effects of COVID-19, a new report from the Economic Opportunity Institute recommends changing the state tax structure to make it more progressive, instead of reducing public services. During the last recession ...Read More

A new Colorado partnership provides a pathway to health-related careers through contract-tracing apprenticeships. (Zigres/Adobe Stock)

DENVER - The Centennial State has long had apprenticeship programs, Pell Grants and other training opportunities for workers - and the pandemic is prompting some new ones as well. Fighting COVID-19 could give some Coloradans an onramp to the health-care field. The Colorado Public Health Workforce ...Read More

Documents from  Puget Sound Energy show a section of Colstrip Unit 4 needs $20 million in repairs.(Rachel Cernansky/Spot Us)

LIVINGSTON, Mont. - Some Montanans are concerned about the lack of transparency in a proposal that's expected to have a major impact on the state's energy future. The Public Service Commission is considering a deal for NorthWestern Energy and another owner to buy a Washington state utility's stake ...Read More

A court order has invalidated two resource management plans in Montana that were approved while William Perry Pendley was acting director of the BLM. (Eric Coulter/BLM)

HELENA, Mont. - Sen. Jon Tester - D-Mont. - has introduced a bill that would bar the Department of Justice from appealing a court order ousting William Perry Pendley as acting head of the Bureau of Land Management. Gov. Steve Bullock brought - and won - a case against the BLM, charging that Pendle ...Read More

Minnesota has reported nearly 130,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, with more than 2,300 deaths. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota is seeing an acceleration of COVID-19 cases and deaths, and a leading local epidemiologist warns the region and the nation could be in for a rough winter. The state Health Department says Minnesota is averaging more than a thousand cases each day this month. There's also co ...Read More

Oregonians in eight counties affected by the major September wildfires can apply for Disaster SNAP benefits starting Friday. (Bonnie Moreland/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Disaster food benefits are available for Oregonians in eight counties affected by September's massive wildfires. Dan Haun is director of self-sufficiency programs at the Oregon Department of Human Services. He said the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or 'D-SNAP' ...Read More

Be prepared for delays when early voting in Baltimore. As a precaution, the city will be checking temperatures at Voting Centers. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - With only 12 days left before Election Day, early voting in Maryland starts on Monday and runs for eight consecutive days, including Saturday and Sunday. Voting-rights groups are taking steps to reduce concerns about possible intimidation, turmoil over the new Voting Center system ...Read More

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