Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11, travel restrictions soon will ease for vaccinated international visitors to the U.S., and a Texas doctor who performed an abortion under new restrictions is sued.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Nia Hamm

Nia Hamm adds PNS to her freelance roster along with News 12 Network covering the New York/New Jersey tri-state area, as well as CBS News Radio. She is excited to be a part of the PNS team and provide in-depth coverage of stories that are often over-looked by traditional media outlets. Nia has nearly a decade of experience reporting, writing, producing, shooting and editing in the newsrooms of major media organizations. Her passion for media and news extends beyond the newsroom into her daily life; when she isn't working, Nia enjoys working on issues she cares deeply about as well as spending time with family and friends.


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