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PNS Daily Newscast - March 8, 2021 


Nationwide protests in advance of trial of former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd; judicial districts amendment faces bipartisan skepticism in PA.


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After a whirlwind voting session the Senate approves $1.9 Trillion COVID relief bill, President Biden signs an executive order to expand voting access and the president plans a news conference this month.

Archive: December 22, 2020

Workers at Sea-Tac have raised concerns that social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures aren't being enforced. (Atomic Taco/Flickr)

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SEATTLE -- Essential workers are feeling the pressure of the holidays during the pandemic. With an uptick in travel coming, airport workers are feeling especially vulnerable. Selam Andarge is a cabin cleaner at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and a member of Service Employees International Un ...Read More

A Payroll Protection Program loan from Self-Help Federal Credit Union saved the Brighter Beginnings clinic in Richmond from devastating layoffs. (Brandi Rollins)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- During the holiday season, many people make charitable contributions, but there's another way to help the community recover from COVID-19 without spending a dime. Groups that work for social justice say you can make a difference by choosing a financial institution based on th ...Read More

Flathead Lake has 180 miles of shoreline but fewer than 20 access sites. (David/Adobe Stock)

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HELENA, Mont. -- A popular lake in Montana is one step closer to getting a new state park on its shoreline. On Monday, the state Board of Land Commissioners unanimously approved Somers Beach along Flathead Lake. The proposal has received a thumbs-up from community members and organizations such as ...Read More

Latino people make up about 40% of the Texas population but account for 53% of the COVID-19 deaths statewide, according to the Texas Department of State Health Resources. (aarp.org)
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AUSTIN, Texas -- COVID-19 has forced many families to make end-of-life decisions without clear direction from their loved ones, which is why Texans are being encouraged to set aside time for such discussions over the holidays. Maria Otero, national Latino outreach manager for Compassion & Choices, ...Read More

In 2019, 65% of female inmates in Kentucky state custody were parents, according to data from Kentucky Youth Advocates. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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MANCHESTER, Ky. -- A new report says the number of Kentucky women, including mothers, who are incarcerated has skyrocketed. Kentucky Youth Advocates found between 1988 and 2016, the number of women in prison increased by more than 1,000%. And the number in jail was up more than 700% from 1985 to 2 ...Read More

Nationally, college enrollments fell 2.5% this fall, twice the 2019 figure. That's roughly 400,000 fewer students. (ijeab/Adobe Stock)

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BOSTON -- Labor leaders and employees of Massachusetts public colleges and universities say their institutions need to bring back furloughed workers and stop cutting services, especially since the Legislature is set to give higher education level funding in 2021. Max Page, vice president of the Mas ...Read More

Colorado's Double Up Food Bucks program is now available year-round. In addition to farmers markets, vendors include two Save-a-Lot locations; one in Pueblo and one in Colorado Springs. (Pxhere)

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PUEBLO, Colo. -- Both farmers and families in the Centennial State have been facing tough times during the pandemic, which is why, this year, Colorado's Double Up Food Bucks program will be available to low-income residents throughout the winter. When Coloradans who receive Supplemental Nutrition A ...Read More

In Wyoming, 54 wolves were killed this year in trophy hunting season, with from 10 to 20 killed in livestock conflicts, out of a total population of 300. (Pixabay)

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JACKSON, Wyo. -- The first case of chronic wasting disease in elk reported by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has reopened debate on current wildlife management programs. Kristin Combs, executive director for Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, said she hopes the public will weigh in on the agency's a ...Read More

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