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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."


2021Talks - March 5, 2021 


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: November 16, 2020

Sellers, S.C., Mayor Barbara Hopkins shows homes damaged by repeated flooding and hurricanes on Feb. 13, 2020. Homeowners without clear titles on their property have faced challenges receiving disaster aid and are ineligible for some programs. (Joshua Boucher jboucher@thestate.com)

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Print version by Sammy Fretwell Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for The Raleigh News & Observer - North Carolina News Service collaboration with the Pulitzer Center's nationwide Connected Coastlines reporting initiative .mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;heigh ...Read More

According to the 2019 Wisconsin Family Caregiver Survey, 73% of respondents reported not being able to meet their own personal care needs, while 63% said they struggled to balance caregiving with their regular jobs. (Adobe Stock)

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MADISON, Wis. -- COVID-19 continues to ravage Wisconsin, and it's not just hospitals pleading for extra help and for residents to embrace safety protocols. Advocates for caregivers, especially those assisting loved ones, are asking state leaders to provide more support. Helen Marks Dicks, advocacy ...Read More

About a quarter of Idaho households making less than $35,000 expect more income loss through the end of the year. (zimmytws/Adobe Stock)

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BOISE, Idaho -- Despite a largely reopened state, Idaho families are struggling and expect the financial pain will continue. Census survey data from September and October finds nearly half of Idaho households with incomes of less than $35,000 a year and a third of households making up to $75,000 ha ...Read More

Construction of a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico has hampered the natural migration of wildlife, including the Mexican gray wolf, bighorn sheep, ringtail cats, ocelot and jaguar. (wiki.org)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- President-elect Joe Biden has said there will not be another foot of wall constructed along the border between the U-S and Mexico when he takes office in January. Bryan Bird with Defenders of Wildlife says that will be a change for the better for animal migration at the borde ...Read More

The Great Lakes region contains one-fifth of the world's freshwater supply. Environmental groups say that abundance will make states such as Minnesota a high priority for other regions wanting to bolster their dwindling supplies. (Adobe Stock)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been more than a decade since accords were signed to protect the Great Lakes from being targeted by drier parts of the country in need of fresh water. But concerns persist in states such as Minnesota about attempts to ship water elsewhere. About a year ago, the Minnesota Depart ...Read More

Colorado workers will contribute $3.83 on average per week to a paid family- and medical-leave fund, which can be tapped by workers to care for newborn children and other qualifying absences. (Iuliia Bondarenko/Pixabay)

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DENVER -- Nearly 80% of Colorado workers do not have access to paid family and medical leave, but that's expected to change starting in January 2024. After struggling for years to get state lawmakers to adopt legislation, proponents turned directly to voters, who approved Proposition 118 by a 15-po ...Read More

Filling empty chairs with cutouts of historical figures makes social distancing a learning tool. (Photo: Joe Welch)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- This is American Education Week and even with the disruptions of a national health crisis, educators say there is plenty to celebrate. School closures, remote learning and fears of spreading the coronavirus have presented teachers, parents and students with a unique set of challe ...Read More

A class-action lawsuit claims Amazon

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RICHMOND, Va. -- A former Amazon employee is suing the e-commerce giant for failing to provide safe working conditions for Black and Brown employees in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Christian Smalls worked in a warehouse in New York and claims Amazon provided white managers with protecti ...Read More

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