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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: October 14, 2020

Lower than usual flu activity in the Southern Hemisphere could be a good sign for the United States as winter approaches. (DimaBerlin/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- Health professionals are concerned about the overlap this winter of flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic, and are asking that people prepare themselves. Raj Sundar, a family-medicine physician for Kaiser Permanente in Burien, said colder weather will make it especially tricky for avoidin ...Read More

Latinos and Black Americans comprise 55% of U.S. coronavirus cases, nearly double their population makeup, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released in June. (Adobe Stock)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As the coronavirus continues to affect North Carolina's Latino communities, outreach workers are providing public health information, in Spanish and culturally relevant to this growing population. Hector Salgado, community impact director for the American Heart Association in Cha ...Read More

In the pandemic economy, nearly one in eight U.S. households doesn't have enough to eat. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky kids can continue to receive free school meals through next June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. The extension of waivers for its summer food-service program will ensure children can eat school breakfasts and lunches, even if they aren't physically retur ...Read More

In a new book, Lumina Foundation president and chief executive Jamie Merisotis says it's time to rethink higher education and workforce training to sustain the future U.S. workforce in an age of robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies. (Lumina Foundation)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Uniquely human traits and capabilities will be more important in the post-coronavirus work landscape, according to Jamie Merisotis, author of a new book on the future of the workforce. At least one study estimates 40% of jobs that saw COVID-related layoffs aren't coming back, an ...Read More

Early voting in Texas kicked off Tuesday, which means many people can expect long lines around their polling places. (chayka1270/Pixabay)

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AUSTIN, Texas -- There's a lot at stake in next month's election, and Texas faith groups are making a push to get voters to the polls by urging them to make a "plan" to vote. Bee Moorhead, executive director of Texa Interfaith Center for Public Policy / Texas Impact, said she believes the group's ...Read More

Over the summer, many political observers said Iowa was still a

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- President Donald Trump is to hold a campaign rally in Iowa today. His visit signals how important the state has become in the presidential race, and coincides with a host of struggles many residents are facing. In 2016, candidate Trump won Iowa by nine points, leaving many pundi ...Read More

Proposition D on the ballot in St. Louis would create nonpartisan primaries for municipal elections. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. LOUIS -- During historically divisive times, one Missouri city could be moving toward a nonpartisan way of electing its leaders. St. Louis voters will decide on Proposition D on the Nov. 3 ballot. It would create a nonpartisan primary system, and implement what's known as "approval voting" in m ...Read More

Soybeans are among the top products for North Dakota farmers when it comes to global reach, with more than 90% leaving the state, and about two-thirds of annual soybean production shipped out of the country. (Adobe Stock)

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MINOT, N.D. -- North Dakota farmers this week are getting something they'd been wanting for years: an intermodal rail service. This transportation project is viewed as a game-changer at a time when many producers are struggling. Gov. Doug Burgum announced that Minot will receive the train unit, whi ...Read More

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