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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding the hungry 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 shall return first thing Friday.)

2020Talks - November 24, 2020 

Formal transition to Biden presidency begins; key Biden Cabinet nominations to be announced today. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: October 28, 2020

In March, the COVID-19 onset packed eight years of projected sales growth at grocery stores into one month, with oranges still a big seller. (pixel2013/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- America had never seen the type of disruption to its food supply chain experienced by grocery stores until the onslaught of COVID-19, but experts don't expect it to happen again -- even if folks stock up for winter. Anne-Marie Roerink, founder and principal of 210 Analytics, track ...Read More

Election Day is less than a week away, but it could take longer for results to come in. (Joaquin Corbalan/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- A Washington state union is preparing for possible outcomes -- and a lack of results -- on election night. Karen Strickland, president of the American Federation of Teachers of Washington, said the nation most likely won't know who has won the presidential contest on Tuesday, opening up ...Read More

Elections officials have sent out more than 2 million mail-in ballots to Arizonans who plan to vote early in the Nov. 3 general election. (Flickr)

PHOENIX -- Arizonans are setting records for early voting, with state officials expecting an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots. While the vast majority of early votes are accepted, officials say some could be rejected for technical errors. With less than a week before Election Day, what can an ...Read More

University of Wisconsin researchers say replacing coal with solar power could save more than 50,000 American lives annually because of better air quality. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- More than 4,000 medical professionals from across the country are demanding policy action on climate change. The coalition includes dozens of doctors and nurses in Wisconsin, who say the effects are visible in the patients they serve. Nearly 90 health-care professionals around the ...Read More

President Donald Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016. While recent polls give Joe Biden the edge in the 2020 race, many experts still view it as a close race. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Some polls show Joe Biden with a widening lead in Wisconsin, but the presidential race still is expected to see a close outcome in the Badger State. With Election Day looming, some likely voters had a chance to offer their views in an online forum hosted this week by AARP Wisconsin. ...Read More

A beaver graces Oregon's flag, but these animals are offered few protections by the state. Conservation groups are working to change that. (dixonmanor/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. -- Conservation groups are urging Oregon officials to protect an iconic state animal: the beaver. Organizations have submitted a petition to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission calling on the state to prohibit commercial and recreational beaver hunting and trapping on federally mana ...Read More

A new lawsuit filed in New Hampshire blames PCB pollution for a drop in the loon population on Squam Lake. (Krista269/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. -- Conservation groups are praising a New Hampshire lawsuit filed Tuesday that goes after the manufacturers of the toxic chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly known as PCBs. The chemicals, which were banned in the 1970s, still are turning up in fish and other wildlife ac ...Read More

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced the Montana Headwaters Legacy Act along the banks of the Gallatin River. (Office of Sen. Tester)

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has announced legislation to conserve some of Montana's most iconic rivers. The Montana Headwaters Legacy Act would protect 336 miles of waterway in the Custer-Gallatin and Helena-Lewis and Clark national forests, including parts of the Gallatin, Mad ...Read More

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