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PNS Daily Newscast - May 12, 2021 


Montanans get to weigh in on firearms on college campuses, and Washington state addresses carbon pollution from the building sector.


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Senators Schumer and McConnell duel over voting reforms, the GOP divide over Trump could widen, and a pipeline hack spurs cybersecurity concerns.

Archive: March 18, 2021

Stimulus checks and tax refunds can be used to build people's emergency funds. (Evgenia Parajanian/Adobe Stock)

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SPOKANE, Wash. -- With stimulus checks hitting bank accounts and tax refunds on the horizon for some, financial experts are advising people to make a plan for what to do with the influx of cash. Jon Maroni, marketing director for Canopy Credit Union in Spokane, said obviously, the necessities such ...Read More

Trees reduce the energy consumption for cooling homes in the United States by 7%, according to estimates from the U.S. Forest Service. (Donovan Cole/Trees Forever)

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By Breanna Draxler for Yes! Media. Broadcast version by Lily Bohlke for Illinois News Connection reporting for the YES! Media-Public News Service Collaboration CHICAGO -- The term "urban forest" may sound like an oxymoron. When most of us think about forests, we may picture vast expanses of tall t ...Read More

Roughly 1,500 former patients and family members of patients at Maine Medical Center have signed onto a letter in support of the Center's nurses' union bid. (Wikimedia Commons)

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PORTLAND, Maine -- Roughly 1,500 patients and families of Maine Medical Center, the state's largest hospital, have signed a letter in support of nurses there in their bid to form a union. After nurses petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to join the Maine State Nurses Association in Januar ...Read More

From 1980 to 2018, almost half the U.S. counties considered hotspots for women's colon cancer were in the Northeast and Midwest. (Adobe Stock)

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BALTIMORE -- It's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and health experts are sounding the alarm over higher fatality rates in young women. Maryland is among the states considered to be "hotspots" for colon cancer, which is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., but also the most preventable. ...Read More

Jaguars are considered an Endangered Species across their range along the border of Mexico and state-level protections exist in Arizona and New Mexico. (defenders.org)
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Jaguars once roamed much of the Southwest, and wildlife scientists say they've identified plenty of land where they could thrive if boundaries identified in a plan by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are reconsidered. The agency's 2018 Jaguar Recovery Plan said the most viabl ...Read More

Community health centers will travel to farms to offer COVID-19 vaccines, along with primary, dental and mental-health care. (Insurance Journal)

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OLATHE, Colo. -- Colorado farms are bringing back seasonal workers to get started on this year's crops, and community health centers are gearing up to ensure they can access health care and COVID-19 vaccines. Kaye Hotsenpiller, chief operations officer for River Valley Family Health Center, which s ...Read More

Portland and Multnomah County have transitioned about 300 people from congregate care to motels during the pandemic. (ftfoxfoto/Adobe Stock)

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By Isobel Whitcomb for Yes! Media. Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Oregon News Service reporting for the YES! Media-Public News Service Collaboration PORTLAND, Ore. - In a roadside motel with brown stucco walls and yellow awnings, Jeff Smith's life began anew. Smith has been unhoused for n ...Read More

Data from the AARP COVID-19 Dashboard shows that one year into the pandemic, Virginia nursing homes still suffer from shortages of staff and PPE. (Creative Home/Adobestock)

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RICHMOND, Va. -- New COVID-19 infections and deaths are falling in Virginia nursing homes, but they're still twice as high as they were last summer according to a new analysis released by AARP Virginia. Researchers looked at data from the four weeks ending Feb. 14 and found deaths in the Old Domini ...Read More

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