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PNS Daily Newscast - January 28, 2021 


President Biden's ban on private prisons does not extend to immigrant detention centers; GameStop sends markets for a loop.


2021Talks - January 28, 2021 


Some Senate Democrats consider alternatives to Trump impeachment trial. President Biden signed executive orders Wednesday combating climate change, and sets modern record of EOs during his first week in office.

Archive: August 25, 2015

Denver's District Attorney continues to dismiss wrongful conviction evidence. Credit: Susan Greene, Colorado Independent.

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DENVER – A man who has served 28 years in prison for crimes he says he did not commit may get a new trial, according to a report by the Colorado Independent. A Denver District Court recently heard Clarence Moses-EL's appeal, citing new evidence in a 1987 rape, beating and burglary case. Susa ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay Conservation Corps members planting trees. The corps class of 2016 is being announced today. Photo courtesy: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

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EDGEWATER, Md. – It's a tough job, but one so popular it's been expanded every year since 2010. Forty-one young men and woman ages 18 to 25 make up the Chesapeake Bay Conservation Corps class of 2016, being introduced today. The class will spend a year working on projects benefiting the Chesa ...Read More

Since 2011 the NYS Department of Labor has recovered almost $100 million for victims of wage theft. Photo credit: Scott Richard/Flickr.com.

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Workers at a Brooklyn cleaning service say their boss took them to the cleaners, and he now faces charges of wage theft. The employees were promised $10 to $14 an hour to clean houses and apartments, working shifts up to 16 hours long, but often weren't paid what they were ow ...Read More

SNAP recipients must now have an in-person assessment to determine eligibility for the program. Credit: BPSUSF/Flickr.

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INDIANAPOLIS – About 50,000 Hoosiers could lose food assistance in the next few months if they do not meet work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). A federal waiver that allowed adults without dependents to forgo work requirements during the recession is exp ...Read More

Threats are swirling over accepting nuclear waste for research at the Idaho National Laboratory. Credit: U.S. Dept. of Energy.

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BOISE, Idaho – A nuclear waste showdown between Idaho and the Department of Energy (DOE) has reached a new level. The DOE has informed the state that if it does not accept a small amount of spent fuel from two commercial plants soon, it will be sent somewhere for research – and that res ...Read More

North Carolina lawmakers are considering a so-called TABOR amendment that would limit the state government's ability to raise taxes. Colorado has had such an amendment since 1992. Credit: Darren Hester/Morguefile.

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Colorado may be almost 1,500 miles from North Carolina, but Tar Heel State lawmakers are looking into a constitutional amendment already in place there. The North Carolina State Senate recently approved what is often referred to as a Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR, which wo ...Read More

Saguaro National Park, divided in eastern and western units on either side of Tucson, is home to Arizona's most iconic cactus, which is also among the world's rarest. Courtesy: National Park Service

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Saguaro National Park in the Tucson area is celebrating the ninety-ninth anniversary of the National Park Service today, with cake and free admission for visitors vying to see some of the rarest types of cacti in the world. Andy Fisher with Saguaro National Park says the rugge ...Read More

A coalition is protesting at Sen. Marco Rubio's office to draw attention to vacancies on the federal district courts in Florida, and the caseload backup it says is a result. Credit: Serggn/iStockphoto.

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Dozens of members of the Florida Why Courts Matter coalition are protesting in front of Senator Marco Rubio's Orlando office today to draw attention to three vacancies in the federal district courts. Two of the judicial positions were vacated recently, but a third has been ope ...Read More

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