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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


As the Biden presidency begins, voter suppression remains a pressing issue; faith leaders see an opportunity to reduce extremism.


2020Talks - January 21, 2021 


Inauguration yields swift action: Joe Biden becomes 46th president and Kamala Harris vice president -- the first woman, African-American, and person of South Indian descent in this role. Harris seats new senators; Biden signs slew of executive actions and gets first Cabinet confirmation through the Senate.

Archive: June 6, 2014

PHOTO: A new report finds Indiana is making strides when it comes to ensuring that lower-income children are able to get nutritious meals during the summer months. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

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INDIANAPOLIS - Hundreds of thousands of lower-income Indiana children eat free or reduced-priced lunch and breakfast during the school day. But when the bell rings for summer vacation, ensuring those same kids have access to nutritious meals can be a challenge. A new report by the Food Research and ...Read More

PHOTO: Education officials are hoping a program now in place will encourage more kids in Utah to read during their summer vacation. Photo courtesy Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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SALT LAKE CITY - Education officials are hoping a program now in place will encourage more kids in Utah to read during their summer vacation. Tiffany Hall, K-12 literacy coordinator at the Utah State Office of Education, said the "Utah Reads: Find a Book" program is specially geared to help stop su ...Read More

PHOTO: The Environmental Protection Agency has outlined a draft rule on reducing carbon emissions and its backers say for Texas, the effects would be cleaner air and a drive toward more use of renewaable energy. Photo credit: Peter Kratochvil/publicdomainpictures.net.

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AUSTIN, Texas - Environmental leaders in Texas say the proposed rule on carbon emissions announced this week by the Environmental Protection Agency will bring positive impacts to the Lone Star State. The goal of the rule is to clean up carbon pollution from primarily coal-burning power plants, said ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a bill that clarifies policies on how schools in Illinois deal with incidents of bullying. Photo credit: Kevin Connors/morguefile.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois is taking steps to better address the problem of bullying in schools. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a bill that clarifies policies on bullying and provides guidance to help schools better prevent and address incidents of bullying. According to Mitch Locine, spokesma ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 70 businesses and organizations say legislation awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature reverses course on the state's renewable-energy policy and would negatively affect Ohio business and residents. Photo courtesy Environmental Protection Agency.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dozens of manufacturers and other organizations are asking Gov. John Kasich to think twice before signing a bill that would freeze Ohio's renewable and energy-efficiency laws. In a letter to the governor, they claim Senate Bill 310 will "create a start-stop effect that will confuse ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservation groups say the Scholz Generating plant near Sneads is leaking coal ash into the Apalachicola River. Photo credit: Google Earth

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SNEADS, Fla. - Producing the electricity that powers Florida homes can have a negative impact on the state's water supply. That's the charge in a lawsuit filed Thursday against Gulf Power Co., alleging the company is in violation of the Clean Water Act. The document charges the company with illegal ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania children could get free breakfast and lunch at school if their schools took part in the Community Eligibility Provision. Photo credit: Share Our Strength

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PHILADELPHIA - It's estimated that one in six Pennsylvania households with children doesn't have access to enough food - and that while those kids qualify for free meals at school, many aren't taking advantage. A new program aims to change that. Some parents find applying for free school meals unco ...Read More

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