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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 26, 2020

The University of Montana is holding satellite voting events Tuesday through Friday this week. (jonbilous/Adobe Stock)

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Satellite voting offices on Montana college campuses are helping to get students to the polls this week. On Tuesday, there will be an event at the University of Montana Adams Center where students can register and vote. They'll be able to vote on campus at the satellite voting si ...Read More

More than 200 federal judges have been appointed since President Trump took office.(Mariakray/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- A lot of focus is on the likely confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court today. But federal judicial appointments to lower courts could be just as crucial to the legacy of the Trump presidency. Larry Shannon, government affairs director at the Washington State Associa ...Read More

Ohio's 2020 Census Count response rate of 70.6% is slightly higher than the 2010 response rate, but still indicates many Ohioans weren't counted. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 2020 Census count is officially over, but advocacy organizations in Ohio say they still have work to do to ensure all Ohio families are properly accounted for. The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio has helped guide census outreach efforts through the Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition ...Read More

With the spread of COVID-19 still a big concern in Wisconsin, smaller farms are losing their traditional customer base, such as  restaurants. That has prompted more direct deliveries to consumers. (Adobe Stock)

DELEVAN, Wis. -- Several months into the pandemic, a number of small Wisconsin farms continue to shift their customer focus to keep from shutting down. Instead of restaurants and larger retailers, some operations primarily are selling their products directly to consumers. As the pandemic unfolded ...Read More

Due to the pandemic, between February and May an estimated 5.4 million U.S. workers lost their employer-based health insurance. ( Stock)

NEW YORK -- Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins Sunday, Nov. 1, and health-care advocates are ready to help consumers learn what they need and what to look out for when shopping for a new plan. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers have lost their jobs and their employer-based health insu ...Read More

According to a new survey, 62% of South Dakota educators who responded said they didn't feel they were given enough training to navigate both in-person and online lessons during the crisis. (Adobe Stock)

PIERRE, S.D. -- Nearly two months into the school year, South Dakota teachers say they're feeling the weight of extra work brought on by the crisis, according to a new survey from a key union. The South Dakota Education Association recently reached out to more than 1,100 educators across the state. ...Read More

So far, early voter turnout in Arkansas is outpacing turnout in 2016. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Election Day is a week away and this year, many Arkansans are trying their hand at casting ballots in ways that may differ from their past voting methods. Many county clerks are reporting high numbers of absentee ballot requests, after COVID-19 was approved as a reason to vote ...Read More

A U.S. House bill would support 40 programs nationwide that team social workers with police departments to respond to mental health-oriented emergency calls. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mental and behavioral health practitioners in West Virginia are endorsing legislation in Congress to fund the use of social workers in tandem with police on some 911 calls. The Community-Based Response Act of 2020 would provide $100 million to support alternative responses to so ...Read More

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