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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2021 


A new study finds big gains in living-wage jobs under Biden Infrastructure Plan; U.S. House passes major protections for LGBTQ Americans.


2021Talks - February 26, 2021 


A $15 minimum wage is out for now; Capitol Police on past and current threats; House passes major milestone for equality; and voting rights targeted across the nation.

Archive: January 4, 2021

In Minnesota, an estimated 15% of mortgages are backed by the Federal Housing Administration, and might be eligible for a program to help avoid foreclosure. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Since the pandemic began, many state and federal policies have been enacted to prevent renters from being evicted. But there's also an initiative for struggling homeowners with certain types of mortgages to avoid foreclosure. The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced the fe ...Read More

Some groups in the Northwest say four dams in southwest Washington need to come down in order to save the region's native salmon populations. (Ryan Hagerty/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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SEATTLE -- Idaho Gov. Brad Little's workgroup to consider what to do about dwindling salmon numbers has wrapped up, as conservation groups in neighboring states say it's time for a regional approach. Brett VandenHeuvel, executive director of Columbia Riverkeeper, said the warming climate is making ...Read More

Research shows the average adult student who has received a Prior Learning Assessment will take 17.6 more credits at their school. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Workers and students who've lost jobs during the pandemic and want to continue their education might be able to receive college credit for previous life or work experience. University of Louisville Professor Matt Bergman said most Kentucky colleges, technical schools and univers ...Read More

North Carolina's population is projected to grow by 44% by 2040, and experts say cities must boost their public transportation options to handle this surge. (Adobe Stock)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Public-transit ridership has plummeted to historic lows across the U.S., but some North Carolina cities are pushing to sustain public-transit services and improve infrastructure for life after COVID-19. Studies have found neighborhoods with higher numbers of essential workers, a ...Read More

The Ohio House of Representatives is currently made up of 21 Republicans and 12 Democrats. <br />(Dr. Bob Hall/Flickr)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's 134th General Assembly opens today, and a key task for 2021 is congressional redistricting. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 that creates a multi-step, transparent process for drawing congressional districts. New maps are made every 10 years. Catherine Tu ...Read More

Many political experts have said the persistent but unfounded claims made by President Donald Trump about voter fraud could inflict lasting harm on the democratic process. (Adobe Stock)

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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is part of a contingent of Senate Republicans planning to challenge the certification of Joe Biden's presidential election victory. One political expert predicts it won't change the outcome, but could harm democracy. Johnson and nearly a dozen other memb ...Read More

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