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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - OR: Arts & Culture

PHOTO: Desert scene near Valley Falls in Lake County, Oregon. Photo credit: Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives.

BEND, Ore. - Wildfires have damaged thousands of acres of Oregon's high desert land this summer, and restoring it will be a prime topic at this week's Desert Conference in Bend. The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) brings together conservation groups and volunteers, ranchers and educators, a

PORTLAND, Ore. - 'Tis the season for high-calorie, sweet-tooth indulgence - that is, unless you use some commonsense strategies for preparing and serving healthier holiday foods. Those end-of-year holiday parties and office get-togethers can be recipes for disaster if you're watching your weight or

PORTLAND, Ore. - Back to school means big changes for many Oregon students and teachers this month, from larger class sizes and fewer electives, to staff cuts. In Sandy, teacher Sena Norton says the counselors at her elementary school exemplify the effects of more than 6,000 school jobs cut statewid

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's efforts to fight hunger will get an international boost this weekend, as musicians and their fans from around the world gather in Portland for the annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. During the four-day event, they probably won't be thinking much about what's happeni

PORTLAND, Ore. - The much-publicized AT&T merger with T-Mobile is not a "done deal;" it will likely be year's end before a decision is made on whether to allow the two companies to create a telecommunications giant. In the meantime, many are speculating about what it could mean for both companies' c

PORTLAND, Ore. - There are lots of reasons to sing the blues in Oregon. Unemployment is higher than the national average. The state ranks second in the nation for hunger. And more than one-third of Oregonians who get their meals from emergency food boxes are children. But over the July 4th weekend

PORTLAND, Ore. - This could be the year to visit Hells Canyon instead of the Grand Canyon, depending on one's political point of view. Some advocates of immigration reform are asking people to leave Arizona out of their summer vacation plans, to protest its tough new state law on immigration. Here

PORTLAND, Ore. - Where else can you get a full day of live music for ten bucks and a couple of cans of food? It's Waterfront Blues Festival weekend in Portland, starting on Thursday. More than 120,000 people attend the four-day event - not all at once, of course! The musicians and fans are internat

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