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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2021 


A new study finds big gains in living-wage jobs under Biden Infrastructure Plan; U.S. House passes major protections for LGBTQ Americans.


2021Talks - February 26, 2021 


A $15 minimum wage is out for now; Capitol Police on past and current threats; House passes major milestone for equality; and voting rights targeted across the nation.

Archive: December 31, 2020

Supporters built a memorial in downtown Louisville, Ky. for Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police during a no-knock raid in March 2020. (Wikimedia Commons).

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After the killing of Breonna Taylor by Louisville police, some states have moved to ban no-knock search warrants, and Kentucky could soon do the same. This month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed Breonna's Law into effect. Pennsylvania and Tennessee are considering similar move ...Read More

Hurricane Florence in 2018 caused extensive flooding in North Carolina, with damage that's still being cleaned up in some areas. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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Print version by Dan Barkin Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for The Raleigh News & Observer - North Carolina News Service collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting RALEIGH, N.C. -- As journalists around the country turned their attention this year to covering the CO ...Read More

While Minnesota's minimum wage is seeing only a slight inflation adjustment in 2021, it's still well above the national hourly minimum wage of $7.25. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- More than 200,000 Minnesota workers will see a small increase in their earnings, starting Jan. 1, when the state's minimum wage is adjusted for inflation. The Department of Labor and Industry said it will increase to $10.08 for large employers, and $8.21 for smaller businesses. ...Read More

The Marshall Project and the New York Times found more than 200,000 people are booked into jails across the country in a given week, and the same number walk out in the same time period. (izhar khan/Pexels)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Health advocacy groups say Florida's recommendations on COVID vaccine priority should include people in prison as well as staff members. Gov. Ron DeSantis broke away from Centers for Disease Control recommendations when he ordered people 65 and older to be next in line for COVI ...Read More

Dieticians say preparing meals at home makes it easier to keep track of added sugars, fats and sodium in your diet. (Adobe Stock)

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its new dietary guidelines for the next five years, which experts say can help people select the best foods to eat to promote better health. For the first time, the guidelines offer dietary recommendations based on various life stages, ...Read More

Rally organizers say nearly 30% of Philadelphians with student debt in communities of color are behind on their loan payments. (Damir Khabirov/Adobe Stock)

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PHILADELPHIA -- Student and community groups will rally outside President-elect Joe Biden's Philadelphia headquarters Monday to demand he cancel all federal student debt on his first day in office. Organizers of the rally say Philadelphia was instrumental in securing Biden's victory at the polls. ...Read More

Some members of Congress have already announced their intention to challenge the electoral votes from Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (Adobe Stock)

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LANSING, Mich. -- It appears the drama over Michigan's presidential election results will carry over into 2021. A group of House Republicans and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., have said they plan to challenge the Electoral College votes from key battleground states on Jan. 6, when Congress meets to valid ...Read More

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