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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2021 


President Biden just signed a law declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday; and the first tropical storm system is forecast to make landfall in U.S. by end of the week.


2021Talks - June 18, 2021 


The U.S. marks a new national holiday; Republicans reject Sen. Joe Manchin's election reform compromise; and U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare but strikes a blow to equal rights.

Archive: March 30, 2021

More than 108,000 Kentuckians were vaccinated during the week of March 23, according to state data. (Adobe Stock)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentuckians 40 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. As the state continues to ramp up vaccination efforts in rural areas, health advocacy groups have launched a new campaign featuring Kentuckians who've already gotten their shots sharing answers to common ques ...Read More

H2Ohio is funding a project to reconnect 173 acres of Magee Marsh to Lake Erie. (Dakota Calloway/Flickr)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In less than two years, H2Ohio has spurred dozens of water-quality improvement projects from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, and supporters say the program is just getting started. Gov. Mike DeWine's biennial budget plan includes continued funding for the H2Ohio Initiative, which was ...Read More

About 17% of Washingtonians are fully vaccinated. (Zoran Zeremski/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- Workers on the front lines stressed it's important for their colleagues in essential services to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Shanai Cole, administrative assistant for the Everett School District's community service department, was able to get vaccinated through her union, Public School Emp ...Read More

Gun-safety advocates are urging Congress to pass the first major federal gun control laws in two decades. (JP Photography/Adobe Stock)

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BOULDER, Colo. -- After last week's mass shooting in Boulder, advocates for gun safety are calling on both state and federal lawmakers to take meaningful action to curb the nation's gun-violence epidemic. The shooter killed ten people at a King Soopers grocery store with a pistol that resembled an ...Read More

Those demanding a permanent federal paid family-leave policy say the pandemic has been especially hard on women. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Talks continue in Washington on another stimulus-style package to help the U.S. recover from the pandemic, including transportation infrastructure improvements. A coalition said it's not just crumbling roads and bridges that need a federal boost and the jobs that come with it. ...Read More

Montana and other state legislatures have introduced a record number of bills restricting rights for trans people. (Tracy/Flickr)

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HELENA, Mont. -- Conservative social issues are a top priority in Montana's legislative session this year, but opponents are pushing back. A slate of measures singling out trans Montanans and restricting reproductive rights are nearing the governor's desk. Izzy Milch, issue advocacy organizer at F ...Read More

Groups holding demonstrations outside the Derek Chauvin trial say they don't just want a conviction over the killing of George Floyd. They say city and state leaders have yet to adopt meaningful police reforms. (Adobe Stock)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The first witnesses have testified in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd. Police accountability groups said despite the attention the case has received, they're not satisfied with policy action so far. Floyd's killing s ...Read More

A new report said tax changes in the proposed state budget would benefit the state and local communities, and accelerate the move to renewable energy. (Panumas/Adobe Stock)

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- A new report showed standardizing property tax assessment for renewable-energy projects would create tens of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue. The report, released by the Alliance for Clean Energy New York and the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA), said ...Read More

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