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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: June 1, 2020

Hyper-masculine attitudes and behaviors contribute to the idea that men must be strong and in control. (AdobeStock)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "Boys will be boys." "Nice guys finish last." And "Man-up" are just some of the expressions that men may be told throughout their lifetime. While they may seem harmless, research shows such stereotypes can actually support violence. Glenn Harris is the coordinator of the En ...Read More

Research shows that automatic transfer laws disproportionately impact youth of color. (AdobeStock)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- New research suggests that, if given time for proper review, Illinois could greatly reduce the number of juvenile cases that are sent to adult court and, in turn, give youth in trouble a better shot at redemption. In 2015, the legislature limited the automatic transfer of case ...Read More

Two union members and tobacco workers on a North Carolina farm. (Farm Labor Organizing Committee)

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A labor union representing more than 9,000 farmworkers says the coronavirus pandemic has made working conditions worse for migrant laborers on North Carolina tobacco farms. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO, is calling on the multi-billion-dollar corporations that purc ...Read More

Rainwater from Hurricane Florence washes out a bridge in Waxhaw, North Carolina. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Atlantic hurricane season starts Monday, and weather watchers warn it could be an active one. So, experts say funding for flood mitigation and resilient infrastructure must be a priority. Even with state resources stretched in the COVID-19 pandemic, progress can be made, say ...Read More

Some Montana legislators say the state will need to make cuts across the board because of a dip in revenue. (Erik Madsen/Flickr)

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HELENA, Mont. -- Montana is drawing up plans to reopen public schools in the fall. Educators say they'll need assistance from the state and federal government to do that. Amanda Curtis is a high school biology teacher in Butte and vice president of the Montana Federation of Public Employees. She s ...Read More

A recent survey found that 79% of Democratic voters and 65% of Republicans want the option of voting remotely during the COVID-19 health emergency. (Paul Sableman Flickr)

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DENVER -- A majority of voters across party lines say they want the option to mail in their ballots during the pandemic, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos polL, and many states are giving Colorado's all-mail ballot voting model a harder look. Since 2014, all registered voters in Colorado have re ...Read More

The African Paradise restaurant in south Minneapolis is located near the site where the most intense protests occurred following the death of George Floyd. Like other minority-owned businesses, it faces an uncertain future because of damage to the building. (Nancy Korsah)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- It took a long time for minority business owners to get established in parts of Minneapolis where protests demanding justice for George Floyd escalated over the weekend. But the property damage left in the wake will likely put those businesses and their customers in an even tougher si ...Read More

Protests surged over the weekend in multiple U.S. cities over several high-profile cases involving the killing of black citizens by police.(Adobe Stock)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Protests in Louisville and Lexington over the weekend highlight growing public frustration with a system that offers little accountability to those in power. The killings of unarmed black citizens across the country, including Breonna Taylor, who was asleep at her home in Louisv ...Read More

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