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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 - ND: Civic Engagement

Bismarck, ND – In the last election almost four out of ten voters in North Dakota cast their ballots before Election Day. Despite that, some North Dakota lawmakers are moving to shorten the amount of time reserved for early voting. According to Janis Cheney with AARP North Dakota, for people l

Bismarck, ND – Several environmental and conservation groups are urging Congress to consider funding in the stimulus package for infrastructure that goes beyond roads and bridges. They are promoting construction and development of advanced biofuel refineries, biomass research, and renewable en

Bismarck, ND – When the North Dakota Legislature begins its 61st session next week, it will decide on a two-year budget. Don Morrison, executive director of the nonpartisan, progressive advocacy group NDPeople.org, believes the expected one billion dollar surplus is a golden opportunity to mak

Bismarck, ND - When the "Disabilities Amendment Act" takes effect next month, it will include more North Dakotans under the protection of the original "Americans with Disabilities Act" (ADA). The new law means new protections for people who use hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and, in some cases, peo

Bismarck, ND – North Dakota’s families have not been in the spotlight as victims in the nation's economic crisis, but some think it may only be a matter of time before the state starts feeling the pinch. Former State Attorney General Heidi Heitkemp is a keynote speaker at meeting in Bism

Jamestown, ND – When the new administration takes over, there probably won't be big farm policy changes, according to the view of Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union. Carlson expects the most noticeable reforms will be in U.S. trade policy, which he anticipates will b

Fargo, ND – North Dakota has been a red state for decades, but polls show the race is close enough that the state might switch to being a blue state. If it does, observers say much of the credit will belong to an all-volunteer grassroots organization. The Barack Obama campaign pulled its st

Bismarck, ND – Tuesday's primary will be the first real-life test of several new ways North Dakotans can vote. Casting ballots by mail is now an option in 22 of the state's 53 counties. Jim Moench with the North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium says that helps people with disabilitie

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