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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.


2021Talks - May 12, 2021 


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

Archive: April 15, 2021

Just 21% of Americans believe relations between Republicans and Democrats will improve this year, according to the Pew Research Center; 37% expect them to worsen, and 41% think they'll stay about the same. (mediamodifer/Pixabay)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Polarization is seen as a growing problem in the United States, and many blame social media. But polls show Americans agree on many hot-button issues - and the divide may be more emotional than ideological. One example is gun control. A majority of Americans polled agree that st ...Read More

Oregon may have lost more than 44,000 child-care slots due to the pandemic, according to a new report. (Oksana Kuzmina/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon college students who also are parents often struggle to find affordable child care. New research details the accessibility issues facing about 42,000 student parents or guardians in the state. Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, managing director of the student-parent success initiative ...Read More

The United States is one of the only countries in the world with a cash-bail system largely controlled by commercial bail-bond companies. (Adobe Stock)

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UNION CITY, Tenn. - For rural Tennesseans, the cash-bail system has accelerated an endless cycle of arrests, excessively high bonds and incarceration, in communities already grappling with a substance-abuse epidemic and shrinking local economies. According to a Vera Institute of Justice study, pre- ...Read More

Roughly half of Maine millennials are independent or unenrolled voters. (Andre Popov/Adobe Stock)

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AUGUSTA, Maine -- A bill before the Legislature would open Maine's primary elections to about one in three Maine voters who identify as independents or don't belong to a political party. The Pine Tree State now has what are known as "closed" primaries. Only Democrats can vote in Democratic primarie ...Read More

Workers protest tax fraud in the construction field at a school administration building in Gretna, Neb. (Eric Leanos/NCSRCC)

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OMAHA, Neb. - Nebraska is losing millions in tax money and many workers are being cheated by unscrupulous companies that pay their workers under the table: That's the message of a public-awareness campaign launched today by the regional carpenters' union. Felicia Hilton. the North Central States R ...Read More

Farming techniques such as no-till and cover-crop planting will be demonstrated on a farm in Twin Falls. (Brad Johnson/The Nature Conservancy)

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho - The Nature Conservancy in Idaho is demonstrating regenerative farming practices in the hopes that they will spread throughout the region. The organization's 30-acre, regenerative agriculture demo farm is near Twin Falls. There have been few places where farmers can see these pr ...Read More

In Wisconsin, an estimated 14,000 construction workers are misclassified by their employers or are paid off the books. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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MADISON, Wis. -- Today, April 15, is traditionally known as Tax Day, and in states like Wisconsin, union leaders are raising awareness about tax fraud in the construction industry. A new study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute showed Wisconsin loses an estimated $40 million a year in state t ...Read More

According to a new report, Minnesota has gone from 40% of its power coming from clean energy in 2011, to 55% in 2020. (Adobe Stock)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A new report shows continued growth for clean energy in Minnesota, despite the pandemic and other challenges. The 2021 Minnesota Energy Factsheet shows more than half the electricity generated in the state last year came from non-carbon sources, at 55%, an increase of 7% from the pre ...Read More

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