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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding the hungry 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 shall return first thing Friday.)

2020Talks - November 24, 2020 

Formal transition to Biden presidency begins; key Biden Cabinet nominations to be announced today. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: August 24, 2020

The Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development Early Childhood Survey Project finds 68% of people caring for children under age 5 report a significant increase in stress from COVID-19.(Adobe Stock)

Correction: Correct spelling is Sadrah Schadel, not Sarah Schadel. 9/24/2020 11:05 a.m., MST RALEIGH, N.C. -- One North Carolina-based nonprofit has created a program to help small businesses incorporate family-friendly workplace practices in their reopening plans. In the era of COVID-19, employ ...Read More

Very large fires could occur more than once a year in southwest Idaho if warming trends continue. (U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- A new project is showing the West how much it will heat up as temperatures continue to rise. "This Place Will Burn" provides county-level predictions for the frequency of fires covering 12,000 acres or more. For southwest Idaho, that could mean very large fires occurring more than ...Read More

Lee Vue says Minnesota needs to improve access to nature for people of color. She says one example is the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis, where industrial areas and roads block access. (Lee Vue)

MINNEANAPOLIS -- Calls to close racial gaps in the U.S. have been amplified since the police killing of George Floyd, and activists say access to nature should be no exception. Minnesota is well-known for its natural beauty and public access to waterways and parks. But residents like Lee Vue of St ...Read More

A new training and recruitment program for Massachusetts poll workers incorporates input from town clerks across the state. (Andrey Popov/Adobe Stock)

BOSTON -- Good-government groups are partnering with local election officials to recruit and train students and other young people to fill poll-worker positions vacant due to the pandemic, ahead of the September 1 Massachusetts primary. In 2018, around two-thirds of poll workers nationwide were ov ...Read More

The Democratic-led House passed a bill to stop changes to the U.S. Postal Service and provide $25 billion in funding. (TanteTati/Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Unions representing postal workers in Florida are calling for the postmaster general to permanently reverse changes that have created major mail delays. They are calling on Congress to support the agency the same way it supports corporations. Wanda Harris is president of Miami ...Read More

Milton-Freewater, a town of more than 7,000, is known for its agricultural industry and outdoor recreation opportunities. (City of Milton-Freewater)

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. -- Three Oregon projects have been chosen to receive grants from AARP's Community Challenge program. The grants go to proposals that make communities more livable for people of all ages, and that can be turned around quickly. One of those projects will bring folks together i ...Read More

Minority populations, including those in New Mexico, have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic at disproportionate rates. (Mohamedhassan/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- As parents across New Mexico grapple with the start of school amid COVID-19, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will kick off the annual New Mexico Voices for Children conference with a presentation on policy reforms to improve child well-being. At least 18% of New Mexico adults livin ...Read More

A new survey shows Black and Latino students in Virginia are twice as likely as white students not to have a computer in the home. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- With Virginia students about to return to online classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report shows one-in-five-5 K-12 and college students in the Commonwealth don't have broadband access or a computer in their homes. The study by the State Council of Higher Education fo ...Read More

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