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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.


2021Talks - March 8, 2021 


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: April 27, 2020

The Natural Funeral staff on weekly meeting, now via video. Clockwise: co-founder and managing partner Karen van Vuuren, managing partner Seth Viddal, co-founder and managing partner Dan Ziskin, and holistic funeral director Madi Larson. Not seen, life cycle celebrant Carolyn Carpenter who was on audio only. (Photo by Karen van Vuuren/The Natural Funeral)

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT This story is powered by COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative. Public News Service/Colorado News Connection joined 22 other newsrooms to report on the impact of the pandemic on Coloradans over the course of one day. The result: COVID Diaries Colorado, stories of grit, ingenuity ...Read More

When it comes to people experiencing chronic homelessness, New Mexico consistently ranks among the top U.S. states, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (direct relief.org)

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SANTA FE, N.M. -- There's no way to know how many people are experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic, but New Mexico's homeless advocates are encouraging the donation of sleeping bags and tents to help keep people safe. New Mexico shelters that are already full have stopped accep ...Read More

Katina Locklear (pictured) of Robeson County, N.C. was murdered in 2018. The case remains unsolved. (Jane Jacobs)

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PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Jane Jacobs of New Hanover County says every day she wakes up feeling like it's Dec. 20, 2018, the day her 46-year-old sister, Katina Locklear, was murdered in neighboring Pembroke. Jacobs says she's had no closure in the case, which is ongoing. Research indicates native women ...Read More

About 1.2 million California seniors are receiving this postcard to help them during the pandemic.(AARP)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- More than 1 million older Californians are receiving postcards in the mail chock full of information about COVID-19. AARP has teamed up with the California Department of Aging and Gov. Gavin Newsom to offer tips on how to get basics, like food and medicine, delivered if neede ...Read More

The decrease in youth detention rates over the last month has been as dramatic as the reduction rate from 2010 to 2017 at detention centers in 30 states. (pixelcarpenter/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- The number of young people in detention centers has decreased dramatically since the coronavirus outbreak began, according to a new survey. Data from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, collected from centers in 30 states, including Washington, finds populations decreased by nearly one-quart ...Read More

Oil and gas operations on public lands can degrade and fragment big-game habitat, disrupting historic migration routes and mating and birthing sites. (Wikimedia Commons)

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's emphasis on opening public lands for oil and gas development has put hunting and other western sporting traditions at risk, according to a new National Wildlife Federation report. Josh Coursey, co-founder, of the wildlife conservation grou ...Read More

According to federal data, a parent is the perpetrator in nearly 80% of substantiated cases of child maltreatment nationwide. (Adobe Stock)

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and experts say home isolation, job loss and economic uncertainty all increase the likelihood of child maltreatment. Researchers have seen the trend before, linking spikes in child abuse to regions with higher unemployment and home foreclosu ...Read More

Loans totaling $1.8 billion were approved for Idaho small businesses in the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program. (Kevin McGovern/Adobe Stock)

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BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho credit unions are facilitating relief for small businesses feeling the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Before the first round of the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program loans ran out on April 16, credit unions had helped businesses secure ...Read More

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