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PNS Daily Newscast - April 15, 2021 


President Biden sets a date certain to end America's longest war, and more information could be the decider for some reluctant to get the COVID vaccine.


2021Talks - April 15, 2021 


With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Senate takes up anti-Asian American hate crimes legislation, and President Biden officially announces a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: March 2, 2021

A 2018 audit found that applicants for the Nebraska's Microenterprise Tax Credit program had an estimated cost per job between $2,349 and $10,655. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The coronavirus pandemic has caused many Nebraska businesses to shutter, and is forcing others to pause plans for future growth. Nebraska lawmakers are considering proposed updates to the state's Nebraska Advantage Microenterprise Tax Credit Act, originally passed in 2005. Johnath ...Read More

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CORBIN, Ky. -- Insulin medication, cystic-fibrosis treatment and wisdom-tooth removal are just a few of the healthcare needs of Appalachian residents met by Medicaid. Individual cases are featured in a series of video stories on appalachiansformedicaid.org, a website that examines how the program h ...Read More

Arkansas consistently ranks low as a place to live in the United States, because of its lack of renter protections. (Adobe Stock)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State lawmakers are considering legislation that would require landlords to provide and maintain safe, habitable housing, and would also overhaul the state's eviction procedures for the one-third of Arkansas residents who are renters. The measure, House Bill 1563, was introduce ...Read More

States dependent on tourism and energy production revenues have been disproportionately impacted by economic fallout from COVID-19. (Roger Sylvia/Wikimedia Commons)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming and other states facing steep budget shortfalls could bounce back as early as next year if the federal government invests big in COVID recovery, according to new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. President Joe Biden's plan includes sending money to states and loca ...Read More

Errors on credit reports can lower a person's credit score, which can hurt their ability to take out a loan or buy a house. (Engdao/Adobe Stock)

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BOSTON -- The number of consumer complaints to financial companies, including banks, credit bureaus, debt collectors, rose dramatically in 2020. A new report from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) Education Fund found the number one problem consumers in Massachusetts face ...Read More

The Biden administration is trying to remove barriers to the reunification of families separated at the border by the prior administration. (Rico Best/Adobestock)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Human-rights advocates are applauding a new Biden administration policy to allow children who remain in U.S. custody after being separated from their parents at the border to reunite with them in the U.S. or in their country of origin. Under President Donald Trump, parents were ...Read More

A resource locator helps link users to local sites for information and appointments for COVID vaccines. (Halfpoint/Adobe Stock)

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NEW YORK -- With COVID vaccines becoming more widely available, many more people are searching for the earliest possible appointment to get vaccinated, and there's a tool to help them find it. The COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Locator is an online tool to help anyone link to public vaccination resource ...Read More

Advocates for telehealth say it reduces barriers to access, from transportation and lost income to missed work and school or the stigma of seeking help. (JPC-PROD/Adobe Stock)

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CHICAGO -- A new coalition, composed of more than 30 leading health-care and patient-advocate groups across Illinois, is supporting bipartisan legislation that would reduce barriers to virtual health care for residents. Danny Chun, spokesperson for the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, whic ...Read More

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