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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 

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: September 28, 2020

In the final stretch of the U.S. Census, North Carolina continues to lag behind the national self-response rate by 3.8 percentage points. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The 2020 Census count will be extended until October 31, this after a court ruling reversed the Trump administration's decision to end the national survey at the end of September. Census workers across North Carolina say the extra month will help ensure hard-to-reach households ar ...Read More

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, located in west-central Montana, covers more than 2.8 million acres of land. (Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- The process of developing a new management plan for a national forest in Montana enters its next phase this week. Those who object to certain decisions will get a chance to speak up, in hopes of securing modifications. Last May, federal officials released their final draft of a re ...Read More

The farm crisis of the 1980s and subsequent manufacturing losses fueled a flight from rural communities in states such as Iowa. And groups calling for change say current political leaders aren't tuning into the concerns raised by people still living in these areas. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In the coming weeks, political candidates will fan out in rural America, promising voters that struggling communities will get federal help. But in states such as Iowa, some say those pledges don't result in real investment and that a new approach is needed. Matt Hildreth, exec ...Read More

A recent survey found that despite the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, the number of Americans that are passionate about addressing climate change is on the rise. (Pete Linforth/Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the nation grapples with massive wildfires, a hurricane season already on its second alphabet and intensifying drought, conservationists are calling on moderators for tomorrow's first presidential debate to press candidates for their plans to address climate change. In 2016, just one q ...Read More

Ohio Children Services workers have added some new priorities during the pandemic, including helping families whose kids are struggling with online classes. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Throughout September, some of the first responders for Ohio families in crisis have been lauded for their commitment. During Workforce Development Month, state agencies and organizations have honored the extraordinary efforts of Children Services professionals during the pandemic a ...Read More

As COVID-19 cases spike again in states such as Wisconsin, those in charge of census outreach efforts are making a push through social media. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Community groups and civic leaders are allowed to continue conducting the 2020 census through October, thanks to a ruling from a federal judge. However, an official in Wisconsin said she's not taking anything for granted. Last week, the judge ruled against the Trump administrati ...Read More

For the fourth year in a row, the Minnesota Human Services department has handed out Outstanding Refugee Awards to ten recipients. (Adobe Stock)

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Political and societal tension has reached new levels this year in Minnesota, and prior to 2020, backlash against refugees had been building in some areas. However, some refugees are looking past the anger toward them by trying to make their communities better. This month, the ...Read More

Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management, William Pendley Perry (center), tours outdoor trails near Moab in 2019 with several BLM staff members. (BLM)

MOAB, Utah -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) begins this week without a director. In a win for conservation groups and a number of Western states, including Utah, a federal judge ordered William Perry Pendley be removed from his post, which he had been filling illegally for more than 400 days ...Read More

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