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PNS Daily Newscast - December 3, 2020 


As the pandemic slams the brakes on the DC Metro, warnings of an environmental disaster; the U.S. Senate to consider end-of-life issues.


2020Talks - December 2, 2020 


Trump's allies refuse to stop challenging the election results, despite federal investigators saying no fraud occurred.

Archive: April 24, 2020

Seattle Public Library branches are beginning to allow access to their restrooms. (RAMIRO/Flickr)

SEATTLE -- Libraries across Washington continue to serve communities despite having to close their doors during the coronavirus outbreak. Pierce County Library System Executive Director Georgia Lomax says libraries are still performing many of the essential services they were before COVID-19, from ...Read More

Student leaders are asking California college administrators for help, including continued access to campus health services and assistance for students with disabilities. (Campaign for College Opportunity)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Student leaders are calling on college administrators to coordinate a COVID-19 plan to help students across the state. The California Students Higher Education Advocacy Roundtable, or 'HEART,' outlined its priorities in a letter this week to leaders of the University of Califo ...Read More

Big game hunting generates $4 million annually for central Montana. (Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management)

LEWISTOWN, Mont. - Hunters are voicing concerns about the impact of unchecked energy development in the West. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation looks at three Resource Management Plans (RMPs), including a plan for nearly 630,000 acres near Lewistown and the Missouri River in centr ...Read More

Nationally, hunting generates $27 billion in consumer spending every year, and hunting and fishing-related businesses employ 438,000 people across the country. (Adobe Stock)

SALIDA, Colo. -- A new report documents how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's tilt toward extraction on public lands threatens wildlife and western sporting traditions. The Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan in Colorado would open up 95% of the landscape there to oil and gas development. Aa ...Read More

The addition of live operators to handle COVID-19 calls on the 211 Arizona help line might mean the service could be fully restored when the crisis is over. (AtstockProductions/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- There's some cautious optimism that a new COVID-19 referral service could restore the '211 Arizona' help line to full operation again. After losing most of its funding in 2008, the social services hotline has been only a digital phone tree with no live operators. And an anti-abor ...Read More

Minnesota's nearly 900,000 K-12 students have gotten their schooling mostly online since late March. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- For the rest of the school year, Minnesota students will have to learn remotely from their homes, as Gov. Tim Walz has extended school closures in response to the pandemic. Calling it a "heartbreaking" decision, Walz -- a former teacher -- says classrooms will not reopen at any ...Read More

You might not be able to hug your neighbor, but you can still hug a tree. Studies suggest that people's access to trees helps reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure.  (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Arbor Day looks a little different in Indiana this year - however, advocates of the annual event say the spirit of the day is still strong. Indiana has recognized Arbor Day since 1884, and typically schools and community groups host large tree-planting events. While those types o ...Read More

The Annie E. Casey Foundation survey covered Jan. 1 to Apr. 1, and shows a 24% reduction in youth detention, a decrease as large as the entire national decline from 2010 to 2017. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As the new coronavirus began to spread around the United States, the population in juvenile detention centers in Florida and much of the country dropped by about one-quarter, according to a new survey. It's a snapshot of agencies in 30 states, and found a steep decline in the r ...Read More

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