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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.


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A marathon Senate session begins to pass COVID relief; Sanders plans a $15 minimum wage amendment; and work continues to approve Biden's cabinet choices.

Archive: September 23, 2020

No Kid Hungry Florida has provided more than $1.7 million in grants to 38 schools and organizations.  <br />(Centers for Disease Control/Rawpixel)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Some Florida kids are back in school, while others are doing virtual or hybrid learning. Groups fighting childhood hunger are working to ensure they all have access to school nutrition programs. One in five Florida children struggles with hunger, and many families rely on schoo ...Read More

In addition to federal delays, South Dakota's governor has been questioned over whether she was too slow to ramp up state outreach efforts for the 2020 census. (Adobe Stock)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- From shifting workers to different states to offering them overtime incentives, the U.S. Census Bureau is doing everything it can to ensure all residents are included in the 2020 count. But with time running out, it's an open question whether that will happen in South Dakota. A ...Read More

Minnesota is among the states that has seen a groundswell of civil unrest this year, after the police killing of George Floyd sparked days of protests that spread worldwide. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota has seen many seldom-heard voices come to the forefront in 2020. And many more hope to catch the attention of policymakers and political candidates with an event in St. Paul today. Nearly 20 advocacy groups are celebrating voters from diverse backgrounds, and they say i ...Read More

Early voting in Texas, which will last three weeks instead of the usual two due to the pandemic, begins Oct. 13 and ends Oct. 30. (movetexas.org)
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AUSTIN, Texas -- A record number of Texans are registered to vote in the November election, but the state needs more poll workers if everyone is going to safely cast their ballots on Election Day. Many older retirees who normally volunteer to staff polling places will take a break this year out of ...Read More

Davy Brown Creek is part of the lands that would get new protections under the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act. (Cheryl Frei)

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VENTURA, Calif. -- People who fight for public lands are taking part in a major push this week, meeting with lawmakers about legislation, called the Protecting America's Wilderness Act. The bill would safeguard more than 1 million acres across the Golden State. Jack Dyer, founder and chief executiv ...Read More

Because of the COVID pandemic, one of every four children in the United States could face hunger this year. (Carlos David/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - A group battling childhood hunger has enlisted a major media company to help get meals to kids while schools are closed by the COVID pandemic. "Turn Up, Fight Hunger" is an unusual collaboration between the No Kid Hungry campaign and Discovery, Inc. In less than a year, the partn ...Read More

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