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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.


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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: November 23, 2020

AARP Connecticut's 2020 Andrus Award recognizes Marie Hakmiller of Willimantic for five decades of community service. (Photo courtesy of Hakmiller)

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- There is some good news this Thanksgiving, as 80-year-old Marie Hakmiller from Willimantic has been selected for AARP Connecticut's most prestigious honor, the Andrus Award. The recipient gets to choose a charity to receive a $3,000 donation. Hakmiller chose the Holy Family Home ...Read More

Denny Khamphanthong, now with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, grew up near the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. (Federica Armstrong/YES! Magazine)

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By Julia Rosen for Yes! Media. Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter - California News Service Reporting for the YES! Media-Public News Service Collaboration NORTH RICHMOND, Calif. -- Growing up in North Richmond, California, Denny Khamphanthong didn't think much of the siren that wailed once a month ...Read More

The Montana legislative session starts Jan. 4. (pabrady63/Adobe Stock)

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HELENA, Mont. -- Conservation groups plan to defend their priorities in the upcoming Montana legislative session. Jake Brown, political director for Montana Conservation Voters, said they're used to working with Republican-led legislatures, but the big change will be a Republican in the governor's ...Read More

Youth-centered environmental groups say their generation is greatly concerned about climate change, and policymakers need to take their concerns more seriously. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When Minnesota lawmakers convene for the next regular session in January, the pandemic is likely to top the agenda. But some hope issues such as climate change don't fall out of focus. One group is trying to prevent that by gathering personal stories for all legislators to hear. ...Read More

This year, at least 70% of Iowa's solar tax credit is being used to reimburse customers on a waiting list. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa hasn't seen as much economic pain as some other states during the pandemic, but many residents and small businesses are still struggling. Supporters of expanding the state's solar tax credit say it could help with any recovery from the crisis. The reimbursement budget for I ...Read More

Columbus and Grove City are planning to transition to 100% renewable energy from new wind and solar generation facilities in the state. (Adobe Stock)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cities around Ohio are creating a seismic shift in the state's energy landscape. Voters in Columbus and Grove City this month approved ballot measures (Issues 1 and 10) that enact Community Choice Aggregation, which allows for residents and businesses in the community to collectiv ...Read More

A new report says states should prioritize higher-ed programs that support low-income students of color, a population that has suffered disproportionately in the pandemic. (Georgetown University)
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DENVER -- As Colorado faces multi-billion-dollar budget deficits in coming years due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a new report warns that indiscriminate cuts to higher education will make it harder to get people trained and back to work, and disproportionately impact studen ...Read More

Credit cards tend to offer better fraud protections for purchases than do debit cards. (AdobeStock)

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LANSING, Mich. -- With the spike in COVID cases and the upcoming holiday season, consumer groups are warning Michiganders that a proliferation of scam artists is emerging. Mark Hornbeck, associate state director for communications at AARP Michigan, said folks should be on the lookout for the typica ...Read More

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