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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: May 12, 2021

Domestic-violence hotlines are a lifeline for victims seeking safety and support. <br />(AdobeStock)

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Clarification: Added additional information on the General Assembly budget process. 5/12/2021 5:26pm Central COLUMBUS, Ohio -- During a single 24-hour period last September, more than 250 survivors of domestic violence in Ohio couldn't get help when they needed it. According to the 15th annual Nat ...Read More

Washington state lawmakers passed measures that move it closer to a clean energy future this session. (jpldesigns/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- After a legislative session packed with measures to address climate change, clean-energy groups say Washington state leaders should address carbon pollution from the building sector next. Buildings are the fastest-growing source of carbon in the state, accounting for more than a quarter ...Read More

Citrus crop losses in Texas were estimated at $230 million following February's freak winter storm, according to AgriLife Extension at Texas A&M. (sanantonio.org)

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Scientists expect climate change to increase extreme weather events such as the rare deep freeze that hit Texas in February, which could mean an increase in food insecurity, estimated to affect one in four Americans before the pandemic. Dr. Juan Anciso, professor and extension spec ...Read More

Three years in the making, the bargaining team for workers at Providence Milwaukie Hospital are celebrating their first contract. (SEIU Local 49)

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MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- After nearly three years of negotiations, workers at a Providence hospital in Oregon have settled their contract. About 170 workers, including certified nursing assistants, phlebotomists and dietary workers, voted to form a union as part of SEIU Local 49 in 2018 at Providence in ...Read More

Lawmakers have introduced bills to grant access to ID cards and driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants multiple times in recent years, but the proposals have not been granted a hearing or vote. (Michigan.gov)

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LANSING, Mich. -- Undocumented people in Michigan would regain the right to apply for a driver's license or ID card, if two bills introduced Tuesday in the state Senate were to pass. They're called the Drive SAFE bills, which stands for Safety, Access, Freedom and the Economy. Sainavya Upparapall ...Read More

Last year, 55 major U.S. corporations paid no federal corporate income taxes on a combined $40 billion in profits. (Anthony Quintano/Flickr)

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DENVER -- President Joe Biden's proposal to eliminate the lower-income tax rate on capital gains and stock dividends for America's millionaires would affect less than one half of 1% of taxpayers, according to a new analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Amy Hanauer, executive di ...Read More

Removing barriers such as bureaucratic red tape will help keep more Coloradans from getting their power cut off. (Stevepb/Pixabay)

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DENVER -- The number of Coloradans who need help to keep the power on in their homes rose dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic, and energy experts say lessons learned could help utility companies, policymakers and government agencies address longstanding inequities. Jennifer Gremmert, execu ...Read More

Salt marshes have disappeared over the past two decades along the Eastern Seaboard and other coastlines because of development, polluted runoff and rising seas. (Adobe Stock)

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WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A group of military and government leaders has endorsed an initiative to protect the one million acres of salt marsh that stretches from North Carolina down to northeast Florida. Salt marshes are sinewy channels of coastal grasslands known for their ability to protect coasts fro ...Read More

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