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PNS Daily Newscast - February 25, 2021 


We take you to a state where paid family leave is up for debate; Postmaster General Louis DeJoy defiant as Biden makes key appointments that could decide his fate.


2021Talks - February 25, 2021 


President Biden hails a rare moment of bipartisanship and moves to strengthen supply chains; Senate barrels forward with confirmation hearings; and Postmaster General apologizes for service delays.

Archive: October 29, 2020

Early voting and absentee voting in Ohio are outpacing levels from 2016. (M. Kuhlman)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 2020 election is in the final stretch, and there are a lot of important details Ohio voters should know. Ohioans can cast a ballot by absentee, during early-voting hours or at the polls Tuesday on Election Day. Veronica McCreary-Hall, a volunteer with AARP Ohio, voted early i ...Read More

Health experts cite the death of a 65-year-old man who had a heart attack after exposure to wildfire smoke as one example of the growing health impacts of climate change. (Anthony Citrano/Flickr)

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DENVER -- Thousands of doctors, nurses and other health professionals, many on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, are asking Americans to help them tackle the growing health impacts of a warming planet. This week more than 4,300 health experts from Colorado and all 50 states published an ...Read More

Unlike many other states, California counts votes received up to 17 days after Election Day, as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 3. (Gutzemberg/iStockphoto)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- With only five days to go, the rush is on to get ballots in, and voting-rights groups have a few tips on making your vote count. A few weeks ago, the state mailed ballots to all registered voters. Jonathan Mehta Stein, executive director for California Common Cause, said ther ...Read More

Marsy's Law is a nationwide victim's rights effort largely funded by California billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT -- In less than a week, voters will decide whether to add victim's-rights legislation known as Marsy's Law to the state's Constitution. The amendment is one of two measures appearing on this year's ballot. But critics say the well-intentioned law has serious flaws and is an empty promise ...Read More

The number of Marylanders enrolled in the SNAP benefits program soared from 630,000 at the start of the year to almost 845,000 during the pandemic, a new report found. (Adobe stock)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland is experiencing a hunger crisis during the pandemic, and schools will need to reach out to more low-income children with school breakfast programs to at least help kids get food, according to two new reports. The first report shows a 400% increase in Maryland applicants t ...Read More

Energy-efficiency measures can create cleaner, healthier air inside the home. (AdobeStock)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Energy efficiency is often praised as a way to save money, but consumer advocates say other personal benefits go beyond the pocketbook. During Energy Awareness Month in October, Renew Missouri has been spreading the word about how energy- efficiency measures lead to better he ...Read More

If the current rate continues, the United States will experience the highest percentage of eligible voter turnout since 1909. (AYoungoldsoul/facingsouth.org)

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Citizens of Texas are going to the polls in numbers that make it clear they want to vote, and a new tool allows them to track their ballot after it's cast. VoteAmerica has launched TXBallot.org, which allows Texas voters to find their ballots with either their voter ID number or th ...Read More

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