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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2021 


A diverse group of supporters is speaking up for Tracy Stone-Manning as director of the U-S Bureau of Land Management; GOP sinks voting right measure.


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The White House kicks off a child tax credit promotional blitz, Senator Schumer will call for a debate on election reform, and New York City gives ranked voting a shot for its mayoral primary.

Archive: April 15, 2019

Kentucky has resettled the 16th largest group of Syrian refugees, according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. (nito/Adobe Stock)

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Experts and people who have experienced being a refugee are discussing how to improve state and federal policy to better support Kentucky's new immigrants. The panel discussion is happening today at the University of Kentucky. Each year, Kentucky accepts refugees in numbers ...Read More

Unless the Minnesota Legislature acts, the health-care provider tax that funds the state's Health Care Access Fund will expire at the end of December. (McGhiever/Wikipedia)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two huge, nonpartisan health advocacy nonprofits are coming out in favor of making Minnesota's provider tax permanent to protect the state's popular Health Care Access Fund. The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society are joining the state's hospitals in ...Read More

Scammers often use floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters to target seniors with unsolicited calls for donations that never find their way to intended victims. (AARP)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Scammers change their tactics from year to year, and it's worth being especially vigilant this month. Fraudsters know it's the end of tax season and some people may have received extra cash from a tax refund. AARP said it's also a good time to think about shredding old do ...Read More

A South Dakota task force estimated that 73 percent of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least a year, and 45 percent do not tell anyone for at least five years. (embraceadoption.org)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Communities across South Dakota are encouraged to raise awareness about child abuse during April as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, by holding events that provide education and support. The most recent data shows that South Dakota had 16,000 referrals for child abus ...Read More

A bill on Colstrip is being considered by the Montana House. (Tracy/Flickr)

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HELENA, Mont. — Opposition is growing to a bill that would allow Northwestern Energy to buy a unit at Colstrip without oversight from the Public Service Commission. Current and former Public Service Commission members have become increasingly vocal in their concerns that Senate Bill 331 will ...Read More

The average older American takes 4.5 prescription drugs per month.  (Burlingham/AdobeStock)

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HARTFORD, Ct. — "Stop the greed and cut drug prices now." That's the messages seniors want state legislators to hear. AARP Connecticut hosted an interactive Telephone Town Hall meeting late last week to discuss high prescription drug prices with the co-chairs of the General Assembly's Insura ...Read More

The EPA classified 200 miles of the Hudson River as a Superfund site in 1983. (brittanymoser/AdobeStock)<br />

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NEW YORK — New York plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for giving General Electric a Certificate of Completion for its cleanup of PCBs in the upper Hudson River. The EPA said the $1.7 billion cleanup of PCBs, a suspected human carcinogen, satisfies the 2002 agreement with Gener ...Read More

BLM bulldozers, using tools such as bullhog masticators and anchor chains, annually strip thousands of acres of native vegetation from public lands in the West. (WildUtahProject)

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MOAB, Utah — Conservation groups are calling on the Bureau of Land Management to halt work on massive "vegetation treatment" programs inside Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance said an analysis of existing scientific literature finds little evid ...Read More

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