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PNS Daily Newscast - November 27, 2020. 

A call on state congressional delegations to speed COVID-19 economic relief; a gap in trapping pollution impacts communities of color.

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: July 22, 2020

American Prairie Reserve is holding an online drawing for elk hunting on one of its deeded properties this fall. (Gib Myers/APR)

HELENA, Mont. -- More hunting opportunities are coming to northeastern Montana this fall. The American Prairie Reserve is expanding hunting on its deeded properties, including the PN, which is located almost entirely within the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Mike Kautz, director of ...Read More

Kentucky farmers were deemed essential workers at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

SCOTTVILLE, Ky. -- Many small-scale farmers in the Commonwealth have risen to the challenge of providing food for their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, and some say strengthening the local food supply is critical to lessening the blow from the next crisis. Michelle Howell and her husb ...Read More

The cellular industry claims that an ordinance requiring a sign such as this at the point-of-sale about safety is a violation of the manufacturer's First Amendment rights. (Zachary Marks)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Should cities be able to require a flyer at the point of sale advising people of cell-phone safety guidelines? That's the crux of a lawsuit that goes before a federal judge in San Francisco tomorrow, pitting the cell-phone industry against the city of Berkeley. The Cellular Teleco ...Read More

Minnesota health officials say in early May, an average of 23 long-term care facilities were reporting a new coronavirus per day. That average has now fallen to six per day. (Adobe Stock)

DULUTH, Minn. -- Minnesota officials say COVID-19 case numbers for the state's long-term care facilities are trending downward. And senior advocates worry about the mental well-being of patients after months of increased isolation. At one point in the spring, nursing homes accounted for roughly 80 ...Read More

The coronavirus pandemic and high unemployment levels have left more Nevada families in need of food assistance. (

LAS VEGAS -- Fallout from COVID-19 has resulted in 8 million-15 million children living in households where they're not getting enough to eat, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In a Tuesday news conference, the nonpartisan research institute said more relie ...Read More

The documentary

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- In 2015, the documentary "White People" aired on MTV, exploring race and whiteness. Five years later, it's gaining renewed appeal in light of the Movement for Black Lives and protests against police brutality. On Wednesday afternoon, the organization Define American is holding ...Read More

Protesters are calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to change from in-person voting to mail-in ballots for the November presidential election. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With mail-in voting for the presidential election becoming a partisan issue across the nation, a coalition of lawmakers and activist groups in Maryland is protesting in Annapolis Wednesday to demand Gov. Larry Hogan drop his plan for in-person voting in November. Protesters say Ho ...Read More

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