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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 9, 2020

Thousands of 5G cell service antennae are popping up on light poles across the nation, prompting health concerns among some. (Noah Davidson)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As the march to install superfast 5G wireless service continues across the country, advocates for patients with electro-sensitivity are questioning the technology's safety. Noah Davidson of Sacramento began lobbying to have 5G antennas moved away from people's homes and office ...Read More

More than a half-million residents signed up for 'kynect,' Kentucky's state-based health insurance exchange, when it first launched in 2014. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - This week, the state has revived the online health-benefits portal '' as a one-stop shop for Kentuckians who need health insurance. The new portal will also host the state-based health-insurance exchange known as Kynect, starting next year. Kynect allows people who d ...Read More

COVID-19 has pushed stress levels among adults in the United States to an all-time high, according to a recent poll for the American Psychological Association. (Photo:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Even before the pandemic, nearly 40% of people in the U.S. said they wouldn't be able to cover a surprise $400 expense, and the health crisis has only made things worse. A survey by Money Magazine and Morning Consult shows 11% of Americans report being "very stressed" about cre ...Read More

Healthcare advocates worry that drops in children's insurance coverage could only worsen as a result of the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- During a time when the economy was notably strong, Missouri saw a significant increase in the number of children without health coverage. An annual report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families reveals in 2019, roughly 95,000 kids in Miss ...Read More

Montana State University is hosting U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo for Indigenous Peoples Day. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- On Monday, many Montanans will be celebrating indigenous people rather than Christopher Columbus. Four Treasure State cities have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in order to recognize native culture and history. Marsha Small, an earth sciences doctoral student a ...Read More

A new partnership received $400,000 in funding to begin tracking African American cultural sites in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. (Preservation Maryland)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A new multi-state partnership aims to shine a light on hidden African American history in the Chesapeake Bay area. The National Park Service is joining with conservation and historic organizations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia to document neglected Black cultural sites an ...Read More

The technology already exists to make Oregon homes completely sustainable, but not everyone knows how to get it. (Theresa Hogue/Oregon State University)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Next week, Oregonians will get a peek into the greener future of homes. Monday is the start of the third annual Sustainable Building Week, kicking off a series of events happening virtually this year. It includes a virtual "Go Zero" tour of Oregon homes that produce as much energ ...Read More

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