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PNS Daily Newscast - April 16, 2021 


Florida's Republican lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to pass so-called "anti-riot" bill; disturbing police camera video of fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Chicago.


2021Talks - April 16, 2021 


Biden announces tough sanctions on Russia; Pelosi says she won't bring bill to floor expanding Supreme Court; and Harris announces largest ever U.S. investment in childcare.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
WILMINGTON, N.C. - North Carolina is poised to be a major player in the wind-power industry, and the Biden administration says it has a $3 billion plan to invest in offshore wind-energy infrastructure. John Hardin, executive director of the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Office of Science, Technology & Innovation ...Read More

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS -- A new report shows continued growth for clean energy in Minnesota, despite the pandemic and other challenges. The 2021 Minnesota Energy Factsheet shows more than half the electricity generated in the state last year came from non-carbon sources, at 55%, an increase of 7% from the previous year ...Read More

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Friday, April 16, 2021
PIERRE, S.D. - While it might seem like a nuisance, a looming requirement for local phone calls in South Dakota is being phased in as part of a public service. The state's Public Utilities Commission is asking residents to incorporate South Dakota's lone area code of 605 when making a local call, even though it's not required just yet ...Read More
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Friday, April 16, 2021
SEATTLE - Home caregivers in Washington are urging the state to extend - and raise - hazard pay for their essential workforce. Caregivers have received an additional $2.50 per hour since last May because of increased federal funds that have gone to enhanced Medicaid provider rates. Tynesha Wilson is a home health-care aide with spina bifida ...Read More

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Friday, April 16, 2021
HOUSTON - When the unexpected winter storm hit Texas in February, foundations, corporations and individual donors stepped up to help communities recover. And with climate change expected to increase the frequency of natural disasters, these contributions are more important than ever ...Read More

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
By Aaricka Washington for Chalkbeat.org.Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann for Indiana News Service INDIANAPOLIS -- On a recent morning, several Wayne Township high school students missing class received wake-up calls. But it wasn't a teacher calling, or a counselor. It was school bus driver Erica Woods ...Read More