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PNS Daily Newscast - March 5, 2021 


New rules should speed large-scale clean-energy projects in NY; Texas' Gov. Abbott tries to shift COVID blame to release of "immigrants."


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A marathon Senate session begins to pass COVID relief; Sanders plans a $15 minimum wage amendment; and work continues to approve Biden's cabinet choices.

Archive: January 13, 2016

Wisconsin Women In Government will hold a high-speed mentoring event later this month to help women overcome obstacles in pursuing a career in government or public service. (AILAImages/IStockPhoto.com)

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MADISON, Wis. - It's called speed mentoring and it gives participants a chance to spend five quality minutes with 10 female leaders in Wisconsin government. The event will be held in Madison on Jan. 21. Megan Purtell, president of Wisconsin Women in Government, a statewide nonpartisan women's org ...Read More

Two species of Asian carp could become abundant in Lake Erie and devastate the food web. <br />(Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee/Flickr)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - As state and federal leaders work to address the threat of Asian carp entering Lake Erie, new research predicts the voracious eaters could devastate the food web. Fisheries biologist Ed Rutherford at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory was on the study team that found ...Read More

The Clean Jobs Act has picked up leadership support in the Maryland General Assembly for 2016. (Maryland Climate Coalition)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - As the General Assembly opened for the new year today, lawmakers and environmental groups called for passage of a bill they say would help the environment and create jobs. The Clean Energy Jobs Act would increase the Clean Energy Standard to 25 percent of the state's needs over the ...Read More

In Oregon, the spotted frog's range includes only a half-dozen counties and the species has long been considered a candidate for protection. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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BEND, Ore. - A second federal lawsuit has been filed to protect the Oregon spotted frog - but more broadly, to change the way water is being managed in Central Oregon's Deschutes River Basin. Since 2008, according to the group WaterWatch of Oregon, federal agencies and local irrigators have promise ...Read More

More than 23 million Americans don't have quick access to healthy food, but legislation in Indiana aims to change that. (Veronica Carter)

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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has many areas where residents live 10 or more miles from a supermarket that sells fresh food and Indianapolis has been named the worst in the nation for these so-called "food deserts." Logansport Sen. Randy Head has authored a bill to give grants to businesses that want to ...Read More

Restaurant coworkers Alia Todd, left, and Hali Yuga started an online campaign to restore hourly wages that had been reduced by their employer. (Alia Todd)

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - For more than five years, Alia Todd has worked for Tupelo Honey Cafe. The popular restaurant got its start in Asheville 15 years ago, but in recent years has expanded to Raleigh, Charlotte and some surrounding states. Alia and a coworker created an online petition to speak out aga ...Read More

Participants at dozens of Michigan credit unions have the chance to win cash prizes while building savings. (J. Thelen/CUSG)

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LANSING, Mich. - The massive Powerball jackpot has people rushing to buy tickets and dreaming of life on Easy Street, but many in Michigan still struggle to afford basic needs. For them, a credit union program is helping to build nest eggs and also have a chance at prizes. "Save to Win" was devel ...Read More

Kentucky's new governor plans to shut down Kynect, the state's health exchange, and redirect Kentuckians to the federal marketplace for insurance. (kynect)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - The move by Kentucky's new governor to dismantle the state-based health exchange "Kynect" has consumer and health-care advocates sounding alarm bells. Emily Beauregard, executive director with Kentucky Voices for Health, wants Gov. Matt Bevin to reconsider his decision which would ...Read More

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