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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 

Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing.

Archive: May 4, 2020

Telehealth is expanding rapidly during the pandemic and may remain popular as the nation recovers. (

SACRAMENO, Calif. -- The Legislature reconvenes this week, and children's advocates are speaking out in favor of a bill to facilitate telehealth during the COVID-19 recovery. AB 2007 would continue a federal policy instituted in response to the pandemic that lifted some restrictions limiting commu ...Read More

Yurok Health and Human Services staff members Courtney Mattz and Cassandra Charles assemble weekly food boxes. (Matt Mais/Yurok Tribe)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two California Native American Tribes, the Yurok and the Agua Caliente, are part of a new multi-tribe lawsuit to force the U.S. Treasury to disperse $8 billion earmarked for Indian Country in the CARES Act. The funds have been held up by another lawsuit challenging whether Al ...Read More

Research suggests exposure to air pollution over time can contribute to the development of serious lung conditions. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Time is running out for public comments on a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule change that would block the agency from considering scientific studies that don't make their data publicly available. Opponents argue that environmental data often includes personal informat ...Read More

With the market flooded with oil and storage running out, critics are protesting the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to lease large tracts of public lands at bargain-basement prices. (John Hill/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Right-leaning conservation groups are calling on the Trump administration to suspend oil and gas leasing on public lands through the end of 2020. David Jenkins, president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, says with demand for oil, and oil prices, at record lows during ...Read More

American Prairie Reserve's donation of bison meat to the Montana Food Bank Network is coming at time when some meat processors are closed due to COVID-19 (Mike Quist Kautz/APR)

HELENA, Mont. -- The American Prairie Reserve (APR) is donating about 4,000 pounds of harvested bison meat to the Montana Food Bank Network. The donation will amount to more than 12,000 meals' worth of bison meat and will help serve 165 pantries and other partners of the network. Need for the me ...Read More

AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Associates provide support to child nutrition programs in Ohio during the summer months. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic have an opportunity to help contribute to the solution. The AmeriCorps VISTA program is looking for associates to assist with the summer meal program for children, as well as its year-long service program. The Ohio Association of Foodb ...Read More

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, made more timely by the stresses of the coronavirus outbreak. (ipopba/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- The coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders are increasing the need for mental health resources. To protect folks from the virus, one health care provider is supporting them at a safe distance with a digital resource at no cost to members. The app, MyStrength, is now available fr ...Read More

NWDC Resistance is part of a lawsuit against ICE that accuses the agency of illegally targeting one of its members. (Common Language Project/Flickr)

SEATTLE -- Newly revealed emails show U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials discussed taking away the "clout" of a Washington state activist. The emails were released as evidence in a lawsuit against ICE by two immigrant rights groups, accusing the agency of intentionally targeting a ...Read More

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