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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 9, 2021

The average full-time, on-campus undergraduate at a four-year school is estimated to have spent $1,240 on books and supplies during the 2019-2020 academic year, according to survey data from the College Board.(Adobe Stock)<br />

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new survey finds 65% of students reported skipping buying a textbook last year because of the cost. Lack of competition in the college publishing industry has led to skyrocketing book and online program prices, which have increased at three times the rate of inflation since th ...Read More

Large-scale reforestation has been identified as a key natural climate solution to increase carbon sequestration as nations work to decrease greenhouse-gas emissions from fossil fuels. (Pixabay)

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DENVER -- A new report outlines key barriers to recovering forests in Colorado and across the U.S. Massive wildfires in the Rocky Mountains since the 1990s have left large patches of previously forested landscape barren, with few if any older, cone-bearing trees surviving. Teresa Chapman, GIS mana ...Read More

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri said she was tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed while being arrested for covering a Black Lives Matter protest last year. (courtesy of Sahouri)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Testimony began yesterday in the trial of an Iowa reporter arrested during a protest in Des Moines. Her case has become the focal point for those raising concerns about the treatment of the press by authorities. Andrea Sahouri is on trial for misdemeanor charges related to her ...Read More

Maine is one of 20 states that have introduced bills aimed at banning transgender students from participating in school sports. (Michael Chamberlin/Adobe Stock)

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AUGUSTA, Maine -- Advocates for transgender Mainers are opposing a newly introduced bill in the state Legislature which would ban trans students from participating in girls' or women's school sports. Maine is one of more than 20 states where similar legislation has been introduced. Quinn Gormley, ...Read More

The FIT test is a unique colorectal screening tool because it can be done at home. (Kelly/Adobe Stock)
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NEWPORT, Ore. -- March is awareness month for a very deadly disease, colorectal cancer, but the good news is there are screening tools to increase a person's chance of survival. The most important tool is the colonoscopy, where doctors can identify potentially cancerous polyps. Jaraka Carver, pane ...Read More

Local residents protest a proposed gas station in the Marin County city of Novato. (Karen Preuss)

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NOVATO, Calif. -- The city of Novato will vote tonight on whether to allow Costco to build a huge new gas station, despite strong opposition from locals concerned about climate change. Novato is the latest front in a battle to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Lily Cohen, mobilizing team lead for ...Read More

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