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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2021 


Biden revokes permit for Keystone XL Pipeline; Dr. Anthony Fauci expresses relief at being able to speak honestly about COVID-19.


2021Talks - January 22, 2021 


Cabinet appointments moving along: SecDef nominee Lloyd Austin's Senate confirmation may come today. Tribal reaction to Biden's permit cancellation of Keystone XL Pipeline, plus new details on COVID-response.

Archive: June 24, 2020

Members of the Black Lives Matter Fargo/Moorhead chapter, which was established in 2016, say Fargo encourages a diverse population but doesn't follow through to welcome the diversity. (Faith Shields-Dixon)

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FARGO, N.D. -- Black Lives Matter members in the Fargo area say recent protests demanding systemic change are only the beginning. They say they'll keep pressing local leaders and community members to help end racism. The protests in Fargo following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota la ...Read More

When Utah students return to public schools next fall, social distancing is expected to be a major part of the curriculum. (Kzenon/Adobe Stock)<br />

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah educators, initially concerned about possible cuts in next year's school budget, got a surprise last week from the normally stingy state Legislature: a funding increase. With an eye on reopening public schools this fall, the Utah Legislature used a combination of federal CARE ...Read More

An annual child well-being report says 25% of Minnesota kids ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese, a rate well below the national average of 31%. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota gets another high ranking in a national report that measures the well-being of children, although this year's data was compiled before the pandemic, and concerns remain about longstanding gaps affecting children of color. The aecf.org.annual report from the Annie E Case ...Read More

Clean-air advocacy groups in Pennsylvania say a draft DEP rule would cut methane emissions at little or no cost to the industry. (FerrizFrames/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Today is the second day of virtual public hearings on the Department of Environmental Protection's draft rule for controlling emissions from oil and natural-gas facilities. Current emission rules only apply to new or modified facilities. The new rule would control emissions of me ...Read More

A 1% undercount of the population from the 2020 census could translate to a loss of $300 million in federal funding for Texas. (texascounts.org)

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AUSTIN, Texas -- From the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle to the Rio Grande, Texas census organizers are hosting a virtual road trip this week to increase the state's response rate. As of June 17, only 56% of Lone Star residents had completed their census questionnaires, making Texas 41st among the 50 ...Read More

According to the CDC, South Dakota had a fertility rate of 73.6 in 2018, the highest in the nation. (Adobe Stock)

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BROOKINGS, S.D. -- A common theme for the 2020 census is making sure all young children are counted. That's been an issue in previous counts, and South Dakota officials say the state's high fertility rate is one important reason an accurate count is needed. An estimated 1 million children younger t ...Read More

Half of minority patients tested for COVID-19 at a Community Health Center site tested positive. (bizoo_n/Adobe Stock)

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NEW YORK -- Despite their role on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Health Centers are receiving very little of the federal aid going to other health-care providers. Community Health Centers serve nearly 30 million mostly low-income and minority patients nationwide. They serve com ...Read More

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