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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 7, 2020

Around 77% of North Carolina residents identify as Christian. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- As Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and Republican incumbent Mike Pence gear up for their first debate tonight, some Christian voters say they're overshadowed by media coverage of far-right, evangelical issues. Reverend Dr. Oliver M. Thomas, an associate pastor ...Read More

This fall, 7,177 students are enrolled at South Dakota's four technical colleges. That compares with 7,122 in fall 2019. (Adobe Stock)

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota's public universities are showing an overall decline in enrollment this fall. But the student population for technical colleges has remained steady, and administrators say their programs are providing a possible balance for people affected by the pandemic. Not all tech ...Read More

As technology demands pick up during the COVID-19 crisis, broadband advocates say government agencies still need to provide more infrastructure funding to eliminate gaps. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- From distance learning to telemedicine, the pandemic crisis continues to expose gaps in broadband internet access. An effort in Minnesota aims to provide a clearer picture of where customers are being left behind. On its website, the Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition offers a ...Read More

Fishing in Colorado generates more than $2 in economic output annually, and supports some 17,000 jobs. (Waldemarpaetz/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER -- The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is taking public comments on new rules aiming to minimize harm to the state's wildlife. Suzanne O'Neill, executive director of the Colorado Wildlife Federation, said her organization largely supports the proposed rules. But she pointed t ...Read More

Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties with accurate word recognition and poor decoding abilities. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- It's estimated that at least 108,000 Michigan children have dyslexia, and there's a new effort to help these students learn how to "crack the code" and become proficient readers. Four bills have been introduced in the Michigan Senate to better prepare teachers to understand the c ...Read More

The College of William and Mary's business school is establishing a new veterans center as part of an initiative to help ex-military folks transition into the workforce. (Adobe stock)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- With so many people out of work because of pandemic-related layoffs, a new Virginia college program will provide support and services for veterans shifting from active-duty service to civilian workplaces. William and Mary's Veteran-to-Executive Transition program offers militar ...Read More

When the coronavirus hit in March, more than 12 million of the 55 million American students sent home did not have home broadband access for online learning, according to the Brookings Institute. (geralt/Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas -- The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated that every school needs 21st-century remote access to broadband, according to Connected Nation Texas. Jennifer Harris, the group's state program director, stressed that distance learning works when investments are made in home broadband, sc ...Read More

Ballot boxes around the country are filling up, as voters in many states already have begun to make their choices. (Adobe Stock)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The results in the presidential election will be significantly delayed, and experts say there are multiple scenarios in which the election could end up in the courts or in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a result of the pandemic, tens of millions of Americans have chosen t ...Read More

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