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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: February 14, 2019

Some Kentucky youths are learning how to become involved in policy decisions that impact their future. (Kentucky Youth Advocates)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hundreds of Kentucky youths descended on Frankfort on Wednesday to talk to lawmakers about the importance of policies that create thriving communities, strong families and successful children. Those are the key elements of the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children that were high ...Read More

Experts say people experiencing mental health challenges, especially across multiple generations, often achieve significant recovery after sharing their stories. (Pixabay/Silviarita)

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CONCORD, N.H. – More than 43 million Americans are suffering from mental illness, but less than half, or 43 percent, receive treatment, according to the new State of Mental Health in America report. Trisha Ellis coordinates New Hampshire's In Our Own Voice workshops and encourages people to ...Read More

Three gas-fired power plants in Long Beach, Calif., are now set to close within a decade. (Haymarket Rebel/Flickr)

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LOS ANGELES – California this week took a huge step toward the goal of running entirely on renewable energy, as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced that it's retiring three natural gas power plants. The L.A. DWP, which is the largest municipal utility in the nation, says ...Read More

The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre that left 250 Native American women and children dead is considered one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. (commons.wikimedia.org)

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PIERRE, S.D. – A controversial tweet by President Donald Trump has led a Native American group to encourage Congress to rescind medals awarded to soldiers more than 100 years ago following the battle at Wounded Knee in southwestern South Dakota. And Four Winds Incorporated is urging Native A ...Read More

More than half of suicides within juvenile facilities occur while the young person is in solitary confinement. (Ryan Melaugh/Flickr)

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska lawmakers hold a public hearing Thursday for a bill that would limit the use of juvenile solitary confinement in facilities holding young people. According to an Inspector General report, last year more than 500 Nebraska youths ages 11 to 18 were held in solitary 2,6 ...Read More

Bullkill Marsh is about 200 yards from the proposed potash facility near Hersey in Evart Township, Osceola County. (Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation)

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Updated 5:35 pm EST to include response from Michigan Potash Company CEO Ted Pagano. HERSEY, Mich. – The fight continues over a potash-mining facility that broke ground in the fall near the Osceola County town of Hersey. Recently, Michigan Potash Co. sent letters to several landowners, unil ...Read More

Indigenous women led the 2018 Reno Women's March in honor of their missing and murdered sisters.(Facebook/Women's March Reno)

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RENO, Nev. – Just before Valentine's Day, supporters of indigenous women's rights rallied in Reno to bring attention to the problem of violence against indigenous women and girls. The statistics for American Indian and Alaska Native women are frightening. More than half have been sexually as ...Read More

Research suggests there might be 1 million victims of online romance scams in the United States. <br />(athree23/Pixabay)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Having the wool pulled over your eyes by someone you love is one thing, but imagine unknowingly becoming an accomplice to crime. Jessica Tharp, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois, explains singles looking for a love connection online may f ...Read More

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