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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 8, 2020

Experts say fires like this one in Loyalton are exacerbated by climate change. (Katelynn and Jordan Hewlett)

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Latino faith leaders are reaching out to members of Congress urging action on climate change, which is worsening the fires that are choking their neighborhoods with smoke. The poor air quality also compounds the suffering of COVID patients who struggle to breathe. Martin ...Read More

In 2019, the city of Brevard received $1 million from the state of North Carolina to undertake a stream-restoration project aimed at preventing the city's water treatment plant from being damaged by high levels of sediment. (Adobe Stock)

BREVARD, N.C. -- Water systems across North Carolina are in need of repair, yet local government budgets are shrinking amid the economic fallout from the pandemic. Advocates say federal funding is critical to ensuring rural communities have access to clean water. The last major infrastructure packa ...Read More

Over the past four years, North Dakota hunters have donated more than 7,000 pounds of deer and other wild game meat to food shelves across the state. (Adobe Stock)

FARGO, N.D. -- During the pandemic, many North Dakota families have reported receiving help to avoid going hungry. Those concerns aren't going away, and an annual program that links hunting with food donations could provide a needed boost. During a recent ten-week span, the U.S. Census Bureau cond ...Read More

A pasta maker creates pellets containing seeds that could be key to sagebrush restoration. (The Nature Conservancy)

BOISE, Idaho -- The recipe for restoring the West's Sagebrush Sea could involve pasta makers. A project stewing in Idaho and four other western states is testing a new method for replanting sagebrush and other native brunchgrasses. Matt Cahill, Sagebrush Sea program director for The Nature Conserv ...Read More

Final results for the 2020 presidential election may not be available on Election Night due to increased mail-in ballots cast by Nebraskans who want to vote from home. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nov. 3 election is just around the corner, and Nebraskans have until Friday, Oct. 16 to register to vote in an election that will decide who fills U.S. Senate and House seats, 25 unicameral seats, and initiatives on gambling and predatory lending. Gavin Geis, executive director ...Read More

In addition to a dwindling number of hospitals, residents in rural America also face enhanced barriers in obtaining health-care insurance. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- With COVID-19 ravaging Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers said a field hospital will open on the state fairgrounds next week to prevent care facilities from becoming overwhelmed. The situation comes as rural healthcare systems in the U.S. struggle to survive. Among Midwestern states, Wisc ...Read More

Puget Sound Energy has a 25% stake in Unit 4 of the Colstrip coal plant in Montana. (P.primo/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE -- Washingtonians have a chance to weigh in on coal's future in the Northwest today. The state's Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) is considering Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) proposal to sell its stake in Unit 4 of Colstrip, the largest coal plant in the Northwest. The hearing co ...Read More

Colorado's attorney general wants to keep the state's standards for vehicle emissions, which are higher than federal standards. (AdobeStock)

DENVER -- On the heels of another summer plagued by dangerous heat, drought and fires, some of Colorado's top leaders are speaking out against the rollback of clean-car standards. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic took over the country, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule reversi ...Read More

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