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PNS Daily Newscast - June 16, 2021 


A new report says the infrastructure package in Congress would boost the nation's economy and create millions of jobs; Democrats prepared to move ahead with or without GOP.


2021Talks - June 16, 2021 


Biden and Putin set to meet face-to-face; Schumer moves toward reconciliation for infrastructure; a Juneteenth national holiday in the works; and Republicans call for Fauci's ouster.

Archive: April 29, 2021

In 2019, about 76,000 children were prosecuted in the adult system, and more than 80% of them were racial minorities, according to a report from Human Rights for Kids. (chatiyanon/Adobe Stock)

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CHICAGO -- A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers will introduce a package of bills to make the way children and teens are treated in the federal criminal justice system more fair and age-appropriate. The reforms include ending sentences of life without parole for children, establishing a minimum ...Read More

The number of animal-vehicle collisions has doubled in the past 15 years. (Heather Paul/Flickr)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- State agencies, wildlife biologists and conservation groups are convening a virtual summit to continue work aimed at reducing the number of collisions between vehicles and wildlife on Wyoming roads. Corinna Riginos, director of science for The Nature Conservancy Wyoming Chapter, s ...Read More

North Carolina's commercial oyster landings rake in millions of dollars in revenue each year. (Adobe Stock)

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. -- Restoring oysters can boost water quality and offer shoreline protection from storms, and this week the North Carolina Coastal Federation released its five-year action plan, outlining steps to keep this valuable shellfish thriving. Leda Cunningham, officer for Conserving Mari ...Read More

Lexington resident Chet White was able to save a few hundred dollars on his marketplace plan premium by reapplying for coverage. The deadline to make enrollment changes in ACA plans is Aug. 15. (Adobe Stock)

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- More than 122,000 Kentuckians may be able to find marketplace health coverage for $10 or less per month after premium tax credits, and more than 7,000 people could be eligible for zero-cost plans. The changes come under several new provisions in President Joe Biden's American Resc ...Read More

The Pandemic EBT program is expected to reach nearly 650,000 children in Indiana this summer. (Olesya/Adobe Stock)

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Many Indiana families will have an easier time feeding their children this summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an extension of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. The program was first launched in March 2020 to reach children who qu ...Read More

Only six states will gain seats in the House of Representatives in 2022: Texas, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon. The U.S. Census Bureau announced new apportionment data Monday based on the 2020 U.S. Census. (Bill Oxford/The Brennan Center)

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Reapportionment data announced Monday has sparked conversation about a census undercount, and lower-than-expected Florida representation in Congress come 2022. Florida was expected to gain two seats in Congress, but the Census Bureau said it will only get one. Patricia Brigham, pr ...Read More

Despite action taken last year, police accountability groups in Minnesota say the state has much more work to do in this area. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The Derek Chauvin verdict and the death of Daunte Wright have renewed calls for Minnesota lawmakers to adopt the latest proposals surrounding police accountability. Across the state, some faith leaders say they want to see these ideas approved. Earlier this month, the DFL-led H ...Read More

PolyMet's proposed copper-nickel mine for northeastern Minnesota had been under review for more than a decade before it became ensnared in a legal fight over permits and hearings. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Environmental advocates say they're breathing a temporary sigh of relief after the Minnesota Supreme Court weighed in on a controversial mining project, but the company involved said the ruling benefits their case as well. At issue is the proposed PolyMet project, which would be ...Read More

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