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PNS Daily Newscast - January 25, 2021 


Some Democrats push to start Trump's impeachment trial; President Joe Biden works to tackle hunger.


2020Talks - January 25, 2021 


The GOP debates constitutionality of impeaching a former president; concerns emerge over a new domestic terrorism bill; and White House looks to both sides of the aisle to pass new COVID relief.

Archive: December 2, 2020

A 2019 poll by the National Wildlife Federation found nearly 85% of respondents in New Mexico said they'd like to see increased efforts to safeguard wildlife corridors. (dog.gov)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new report published by the U.S. Geological Survey includes detailed maps of Global Positioning System tracked migration routes for mule deer, elk, pronghorn, moose and bison. The tracking tool will help stakeholders, from conservation groups to transportation agencies, underst ...Read More

Only 24% of Texas high school seniors completed federal financial aid forms to attend college by the November deadline - a nearly 15% decline from the same time last year. (utsystem.edu)
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AUSTIN, Texas - A new initiative to turn around the college enrollment decline in Texas due to fallout from COVID-19 was announced yesterday. 'Future Focused Texas' is a collaborative effort to maintain the state's college enrollment rates despite the effects of the health crisis. Texas Commissi ...Read More

Mainers have seen coastal flooding, sea-level rise and wetland loss in recent years, among other consequences of climate change. (Pixabay)

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AUGUSTA, Maine - A new Maine Climate Action Plan from the governor's office lays out a science-based approach to combat climate change while creating new jobs to help the state with economic recovery from the pandemic. The plan commits to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions 45% by 2030 and 80% by 20 ...Read More

Ohio lawmakers seem at odds over what to do about an energy-bailout bill signed last year, but mired in scandal ever since. (Adobe Stock)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's controversial energy-bailout legislation at the center of a bribery scandal is getting some new attention in Columbus this week. Lawmakers in both chambers are discussing bills that would either repeal or alter House Bill 6 - which would fund $1.6 billion in utility subsidi ...Read More

According to some national polls, almost half of U.S. adults don't appear eager to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it's available, mainly out of safety concerns. But health officials say some of these doses could be nearly 95% effective. (Adobe Stock)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Federal officials are working with drug companies on novel coronavirus vaccines, some of which could be available this month for groups prioritized for early rollouts. A South Dakota health-care group hopes underserved residents aren't overlooked, and urges patience. Yesterday, ...Read More

Some North Dakota employers are being honored this week for welcoming people living with disabilities into their workforce. They say these workers bring a lot to the table, and many have the ability to work from home. (Adobe Stock)

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MINOT, N.D. - In North Dakota, a state agency worries that people with disabilities are being overlooked in a tight job market, as business restrictions from the pandemic create hardships for many companies. This week, the state is honoring some of the businesses focusing on inclusive hiring. The ...Read More

A new report shows facilities with higher staffing levels have seen lower rates of COVID-19 infection. (Reknown Skilled Nursing)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A new report pinpoints why COVID-19 spread so fast this summer in California nursing homes. The study found skilled nursing facilities that meet recommended staffing levels for Registered Nurses had half the infections compared to those that don't meet the standards. And the n ...Read More

It's estimated that people in jail or prison are being infected by COVID-19 at rates more than five times higher than the nation's overall infection rate. (Adobe Stock)

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As the number of COVID-19 cases in West Virginia jails skyrockets, advocates for incarcerated people are urging Gov. Jim Justice to follow recommendations in a new report to curb the spread. As of December 1, more than 1,150 people serving time and correctional officers have co ...Read More

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