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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


As the Biden presidency begins, voter suppression remains a pressing issue; faith leaders see an opportunity to reduce extremism.


2020Talks - January 21, 2021 


Inauguration yields swift action: Joe Biden becomes 46th president and Kamala Harris vice president -- the first woman, African-American, and person of South Indian descent in this role. Harris seats new senators; Biden signs slew of executive actions and gets first Cabinet confirmation through the Senate.

Archive: April 1, 2020

An estimated 4,079 Kentuckians experience homelessness on any given day, according to federal data from 2019. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Homeless families and transient youths typically are undercounted in the census, and the COVID-19 pandemic could make efforts to include them even more challenging. The Kentucky Department of Education estimates that each year, more than 24,000 children are either homeless or don' ...Read More

On any given day, more than 9,619 people experience homelessness in Colorado. (Needpix)

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SILVERTHORNE, Colo. -- Today is Census Day. Most homes already have received an invitation by mail to participate in the 2020 census, but invitations are much harder to deliver to people without a home. During this year's once-a-decade tally, the Census Bureau is setting aside three consecutive days ...Read More

The 2020 census has suspended field operations, but forms still can be filled out online at 2020Census.gov, over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, and by paper through the mail. (Pixabay)

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STERLING, Colo. -- The census is supposed to be a complete count of everyone in the country, but people always are missed, and rural residents tend to be undercounted more frequently than others. State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, who represents some two-thirds of the state's eastern plains, ...Read More

The Census Bureau now has pushed the self-response deadline phase for filling out the 2020 census form through Aug. 14. (gustavofrazao/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- Census workers are trying to find a way around the challenges presented by the coronavirus, including counting young children. In the 2010 census, 2 million children from birth to age 5 nationwide were missed. Elsa Batres-Boni, 2020 census adviser for the City of Seattle, said kids somet ...Read More

Indiana kids benefit from federal funding that is allocated based on U.S. Census data. (Adobe Stock)

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Today is Census Day and the coronavirus crisis isn't stopping the once-a-decade count of Americans. Millions of federal dollars are at risk if every child isn't counted, and nearly 2 million kids age 5 and younger were missed in the 2010 Census. Tim Swarens, a media specialist for t ...Read More

More than 3,000 comments were submitted on a 2015 General Management Plan for the Current and Jacks Fork rivers. (kbh3rd/WikimediaCommons)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Peak float season starts today in Missouri, and there are concerns that another season will float by without the enforcement of horsepower limits on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The General Management Plan for the Current and Jacks Fork rivers' corridor was completed ...Read More

Vehicle emissions exacerbate breathing problems, including asthma. (Adobe Stock)

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LANSING, Mich. -- The Trump administration is taking heat for dialing back vehicle-emission standards when a public health crisis already is threatening lives and the economy. The final "Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient" (SAFE) Vehicles Rule requires automakers to raise the fuel economy of passenger ...Read More

Child-care workers in the United States earn an average of $11 an hour, according to federal data. (Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Closures of day-care centers and schools have left parents who still have to work outside the home scrambling to arrange for child care. In North Carolina, officials say more than half the state's day-care centers have closed their doors. However, the state is supporting programs t ...Read More

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