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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: July 7, 2016

University of Wyoming associate professor Brian Mealor is working to mitigate a new outgrowth of invasive wiregrass near Sheridan. (University of Wyoming)

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SHERIDAN, Wyo. - Ventenata dub, otherwise known as wire grass, is back in Wyoming, and if left to its own devices, the invasive species could pose big problems for ranchers and farmers. So far some 70 acres of the non-native species have been identified near Sheridan. Brian Mealor, an associate ...Read More

Activists, lawmakers and civil rights groups are calling for policy changes in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile. (iStockphoto)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The fatal police shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop near St. Paul has sparked outrage from community activists and some state lawmakers. Protests were held outside the Minnesota Governor's Residence today over a traffic stop gone wrong in which the 32-year-old blac ...Read More

The public comment period ends today on new rules that would affect safety and inspection of natural-gas pipelines. (Environmental Defense Fund)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today is the last day to put in your two cents about new regulations on gas pipelines, designed to prevent disasters like the fiery explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in the Bay Area town of San Bruno, six years ago. The public-comment period ends today fo ...Read More

The Summer Food Service Program is open to all children 18 and younger. (Amanda Mills, USCDCP/public-domain-image.com)

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HARTFORD, Conn. - The end of the school year doesn't mean low-income children need to go hungry. Thousands of children in Connecticut rely on free and reduced-price meals at school for a big part of their daily nutrition. But many families don't realize that federally-funded meals for children are a ...Read More

The new regulations will cover 300,000 miles of existing natural-gas transmission pipelines. (Bilfinger SE/flickr.com)

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ALBANY, N.Y. - The public comment period ends today for a major overhaul of the nation's gas pipeline safety rules. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA, began the process almost six years ago after a fire killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in San Bruno, ...Read More

The U.S. Forest Service will allow small-scale, suction-dredge gold mining on the South Fork of the Clearwater River this summer. (Idaho Conservation League)

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BOISE, Idaho - Suction dredge mining will be allowed for the first time in a long time on the South Fork of the Clearwater River, French Creek and Orogrande Creek in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, as part of a new permit system announced by the U.S. Forest Service. Up to 15 miners will b ...Read More

Gov. Kurt Riley with the Pueblo of Acoma speaks at a news conference announcing the introduction of the STOP Act in Congress. (Heinrich Staff Photo)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Outrage over recent attempts to auction Native American artifacts in Europe has spurred the introduction of legislation in the U.S. Senate aimed at halting the theft and sale of sacred items. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico introduced the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimon ...Read More

More than 80 of Minnesota's farmers markets are helping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dollars go further this summer. (Hunger Solutions Minnesota)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The last of Minnesota's summer farmers markets will be opening this month, and anti-hunger advocates say the state's Market Bucks program is helping people's money go further this season. For anyone who's using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, Minneso ...Read More

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