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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden picks Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

2020Talks - August 11, 2020 

Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - AZ: Philanthropy

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The holiday season is the most crucial time for Arizona's food banks, especially with the state's continuing high rates of poverty and unemployment. Forty percent of financial contributions to food banks are made during the months of November and December. St. Mary's Food Bank pre

PHOENIX, Ariz. - An Arizona dentist who gave up his private practice to treat the homeless has received a national award for creating a free dental clinic. The CASS (Central Arizona Shelter Services) clinic serves more than 6,000 homeless patients largely through donations and volunteers. Comments f

PHOENIX - State and local parks in Arizona are cutting hours of operation or even closing because of budget shortfalls. In some cases, new parks are being delayed for years. Carol Stambaugh, Arizona director for the National Association of Social Workers, says in tough economic times, it's easy to

PHOENIX - One Arizona man is likely alive today thanks to a program that has installed 36 life-saving machines in 20 of the state's nonprofit arts and cultural facilities. Recently, Phoenix Theatre staff were able to use one of the automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to stabilize the man in dis

PHOENIX - For those who wish that babies came with an instruction manual . . . Now they do. The "Arizona Parent Kit," providing "resources, information and practical parenting advice," which started in Maricopa County, is now available at birthing hospitals statewide. Rhian Evans Allvin, executive

PHOENIX - Getting kids outdoors and active in the summer isn't easy. But finding a place to go for sports and recreation is a snap using the Spaces to Play website, Shawna Hubbard, executive director of the Maricopa Council on Youth Sports and Physical Activity, says virtually ever

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Medical schools teach students how to treat illness and injury, but typically spend little time on the specialized skills required for end-of-life care. Four years ago, Arizona's largest hospice agency, Hospice of the Valley, began training all Maricopa County internal medicine and

PHOENIX - Letter carriers across Arizona will be picking up and delivering more than the mail Saturday as they work to help end hunger. The effort, called Stamp Out Hunger, will collect non-perishable food items from mail routes and make the food available to local food banks. Ken Roberts, Branch

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