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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.


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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: March 30, 2016

Dancer Joe Syrette of the Ojibwe tribe from Batchewana, Ontario, holds an eagle head staff during the Spring Powwow held on the UW-Madison campus last year. (Jeff Miller/UW-Madison Communications)

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MADISON, Wis. - "A Native American cultural experience that highlights the lifestyle of Wisconsin's 11 tribal nations," is how Emily Nelis describes the 47th annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Nelis, a UW-Madison ...Read More

Vitamins and supplements should be part of an overall wellness conversation between doctors and patients. (Moonlightway/morguefile)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Are you living the healthiest life you can? Today is National Doctors' Day, and one Florida physician says it's time for both doctors and patients to focus more on wellness than on illness. Dr. Leslie Emhof is a Tallahassee family practice physician who says, while healthy eati ...Read More

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is warning of a surge of income-tax-related scams this time of year. (noderog/iStockphoto)

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SAN FRANCISCO - California has seen a huge surge in reports of threatening or aggressive phone scams in this income-tax filing season, according to experts with AARP's Fraud Watch Network. This year, the group is warning of several types of scams. In one version, a person will call and pretend to ...Read More

Unions are cheering a decision by the Supreme Court to let stand a lower court ruling that allows agency fees. (kconnors/morguefile)
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Public education unions are celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court's 4-4 split decision on Tuesday. The result allows a lower court ruling to stand that says it is constitutional for unions to charge a mandatory "agency fee" to cover services that also benefit nonmembers. Before the recent death ...Read More

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Blogger Meggan Sommerville is spreading the word of acceptance. (Meggan Sommerville)

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INDIANAPOLIS - There's a big push on social media this week for those in the transgender community to come forward. Thursday is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Blogger and activist Meggan Sommerville says it's also a day to ask their friends and coworkers to help champion their case fo ...Read More

The Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project would carry wind energy from Oklahoma to Southeastern states, including Tennessee. (pedrojperez/Morguefile.com)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The winds of change are blowing - with the U.S. Department of Energy's approval of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project. The cross-continental project would deliver energy generated by large wind turbines in western Oklahoma to states such as Tennessee and others ...Read More

A proposal to end the state's 5-cent refundable bottle deposit law is drawing fire from consumer and environmental advocates. (SMG)

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BOSTON - It's in the early stages, but a bill pending this legislative session is of major concern to Commonwealth consumer and environmental advocates. At issue is a measure supported by the beverage industry that would eliminate the 5-cent refundable bottle deposit paid by retailers and wholesal ...Read More

North Carolina lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory are facing criticism, even from the White House, for HB 2. The new law prevents local municipalities from enacting laws to protect the rights of LGBT people. (FrankJania/Flickr)

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RALEIGH, N.C. - The economic impact of House Bill 2, passed and signed into law last week, is hard to quantify so far, but economists warn the costs could be steep. The law strikes down local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. San Francisco, Seattle and New York City all ...Read More

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