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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: September 1, 2020

Oct. 20 is the last date absentee-ballot requests can be received by county clerks in New Mexico. (

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is confident new voter registrations will increase after the state saw an almost 80% registration decline in April compared with the same month four years ago. Voter Services chair Diane Goldfarb said the nonpartisan group works to regis ...Read More

Community health centers helped employers implement paid sick-leave policies after migrant workers became eligible under a state guidance. (USDA)

FORT LUPTON, Colo. -- Colorado's community health centers have had to shift gears during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure migrant workers, who harvest the food for dinner tables across the nation, have access to health care. In addition to increased on-site checkups and distributing Personal Pro ...Read More

Civil unrest over high-profile police shootings is getting a lot of attention on the campaign trail, but activists say it doesn't mean anything if it doesn't result in significant change. (Adobe Stock)

KENOSHA, Wis. -- President Donald Trump is expected to visit Kenosha today in response to the tensions over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Wisconsin Democrats have urged Trump not to visit the area, while others say it's time for real change, not just a political fight. The shooting of Blake ...Read More

Protests for racial justice have continued every night in Portland for more than three months. (David Geitgey Sierralupe/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A fatal shooting in Portland over the weekend has left tensions high across the country. The shooting took place on Saturday after a pro-Trump caravan rolled through the city. The man shot was wearing a shirt and hat identifying the far-right group Patriot Prayer. Eric Ward is ...Read More

Mayors from St. Paul and ten other U.S. cities want America to embrace the idea of providing direct cash payments to people struggling to get by. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- This summer, a coalition of U.S. mayors joined forces to win support for the idea of providing guaranteed income for struggling Americans. St. Paul's mayor is part of the group calling for these direct payments that would come with no strings attached. Nearly a dozen mayors from ...Read More

More municipalities are turning parking lots and sidewalks into outdoor seating areas as the COVID-19 crisis continues into late summer and fall. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- One neighborhood in Louisville's south end is working to reimagine a public corridor in the wake of the pandemic to balance public health and safety while allowing local businesses the opportunity to thrive. The Beechmont Neighborhood Association has received a $31,000 Community ...Read More

Ten Nebraska schools have been selected by the Center for Rural Affairs for their Greenhouse to Cafeteria program, and will receive direct technical and financial support. (Sipa/Pixabay)

LYONS, Neb. -- Nebraska will be defending its regional title in this year's Crunch Off competition, where schools across the nation devour locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Justin Carter, project associate with the Center for Rural Affairs, is encouraging all school districts, and even fa ...Read More

Small-business owners are calling for a sustainable paid-leave foundation to support their efforts to keep workplaces safe. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- New data shows more than 800,000 workers in Arkansas were left out of paid leave by gaps in emergency COVID relief legislation. Jessica Mason, senior policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women and Families, said many of these workers are women with children at home, ...Read More

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