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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 6, 2021

Groups such as Community Action Partnership focus on helping low-income North Dakotans break the cycle of poverty and obtain security in areas such as housing. (Adobe Stock)

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FARGO, N.D. -- This month, agencies that help low-income residents escape poverty are being honored for their work, including efforts in North Dakota, where leaders say the pandemic has provided opportunities to be more effective in the future. May is Community Action Awareness Month, and the state ...Read More

More than a million acres in Oregon burned during the 2020 wildfire season. (Larisa Bogardus/U.S. Bureau of Land Management)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and the western United States is preparing for an active year. Coming off a severe wildfire season where nine Oregonians were killed and 40,000 were displaced, preventing fires is on the minds of many in the state. Kristin Babbs, president and CEO ...Read More

At least 7,382 COVID-19 cases have been traced to meatpacking plants across the state since the start of the COVID public health emergency. (Kansas State Research and Extension/Flickr)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers are scheduled to debate the Meatpacking Employees COVID-19 Protection Act today. Sen. Tony Vargas, D-Omaha, sponsored the measure, which would require companies to implement protections including six-feet social distancing, face masks and paid sick leave. Rose G ...Read More

Maeve Walsh, the former special projects editor for Ohio State University's student newspaper, was among reporters pepper-sprayed by police officers while shouting

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By Lucia Walinchus, Marisa Twigg and Jaelynn Grisso for Eye on Ohio, The Ohio Center for Investigative JournalismBroadcast version by Lily Böhlke for Ohio News Connection. Who is this person? Nearly a year after Columbus police officers pepper sprayed journalists covering protests against pol ...Read More

The Swan River National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwestern Montana. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons)

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KALISPELL, Mont. -- A Montana wetland restoration project is among the recipients of a federal grant to preserve migratory bird habitats. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded $78 million in grants to restore nearly half a million acres of wetlands across the country. $1 million is coming to S ...Read More

Funding for Minnesota state parks and aquatic invasive-species management have been catapulted into the debate over tougher auto-emission standards. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- As Minnesota lawmakers hammer out differences over the state budget, a major wrinkle has surfaced, which environmental groups said could result in long-term harm to natural resources. During a recent hearing, a key Senate Republican said the upper chamber would essentially withho ...Read More

Wisconsin has been at the center of the last two presidential elections with recounts pursued after each contest. It's now among the states where conservative lawmakers are trying to approve voting restrictions. (Adobe Stock)

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MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin Senate committee heard testimony yesterday on a host of election-related measures. Critics describe the effort as a form of voter suppression, while supporters say they want to restore faith in the system. The measures, authored by Republicans, surfaced amid allegations ...Read More

A majority of women are breadwinners in their families. (Pixabay)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- As Mother's Day draws near, a new survey conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research offers a clearer picture of what women in Wyoming and across the nation really want. C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the Institute, pointed out women have been disproportionately ...Read More

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