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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 5, 2019

Only 12 percent of patients actually follow through with mental- or behavioral-health treatment when given an offsite referral. (Pixabay)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado is facing a shortage of behavioral-health providers. And, as a result, fewer than 30 percent of the state's demand for mental- and behavioral-health care is being met. Minimum federal standards require at least one psychiatrist for every 30,000 residents. C ...Read More

Flooding has cost Iowa residents, businesses and farmers about $18 billion over nearly three decades, according to a 2018 University of Iowa study. (Pixabay/werner22brigitte)

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers are used to adjusting for weather, but some are adjusting for climate change by planting a variety of crops, sowing cover crops and leaving land unplowed. Many small farmers fear adjusting to climate change will add more regulations to their already declining botto ...Read More

Sexual education in public schools in Kentucky does not require information on contraception. (Nate Grigg/Flickr)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — A new report demonstrates the divide between states that prioritize reproductive health and those that do not - and Kentucky is among of the latter. The Population Institute's annual report card on reproductive health and rights gave 19 states, including the Commonwealth, a ...Read More

House Bill 1300 would establish the Reinvest in Our Colleges program to support community and technical colleges. (AFT WA)

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Community and technical colleges are calling for investment from Washington state lawmakers this legislative session. Staff at community and technical colleges have launched the Reinvest in Our Colleges campaign and are asking for $500 million in permanent funding over the nex ...Read More

Wisconsin-based Tyco Fire Products tested 168 wells and said they only found 56 that show evidence of chemical contamination. (jwvein/Pixabay)

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MARINETTE, Wis. — State records show Tyco Fire Products knew that its toxic products were contaminating groundwater at least four years before they notified residents. Reporting from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel found the company discovered soil and well contamination on the Marinette manu ...Read More

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