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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: November 23, 2020

Denny Khamphanthong, now with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, grew up near the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. (Federica Armstrong/YES! Magazine)

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By Julia Rosen for Yes! Media. Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter - California News Service Reporting for the YES! Media-Public News Service Collaboration NORTH RICHMOND, Calif. -- Growing up in North Richmond, California, Denny Khamphanthong didn't think much of the siren that wailed once a month ...Read More

Draft rules would streamline New York's clean-energy project approval process while preserving community input. (sefoma/Adobe Stock)

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State is hoping to speed up the process of evaluating sites for clean-energy projects. The Office of Renewable Energy Siting is holding public hearings around the state on draft regulations for the evaluation of proposed wind- and solar-energy projects. Under the existing ...Read More

The program aims to support more than 100 shellfish companies and preserve more than 200 jobs. (Cavan Images/Adobe Stock)

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NEW YORK -- The COVID pandemic has practically wiped out the market for fresh oysters, but conservationists are helping out by buying up their surplus for oyster restoration projects. Oysters are both a sustainable source of seafood and an important part of marine ecology. Oyster reefs around New Y ...Read More

Credit cards tend to offer better fraud protections for purchases than do debit cards. (AdobeStock)

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LANSING, Mich. -- With the spike in COVID cases and the upcoming holiday season, consumer groups are warning Michiganders that a proliferation of scam artists is emerging. Mark Hornbeck, associate state director for communications at AARP Michigan, said folks should be on the lookout for the typica ...Read More

A new report says states should prioritize higher-ed programs that support low-income students of color, a population that has suffered disproportionately in the pandemic. (Georgetown University)
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DENVER -- As Colorado faces multi-billion-dollar budget deficits in coming years due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a new report warns that indiscriminate cuts to higher education will make it harder to get people trained and back to work, and disproportionately impact studen ...Read More

Columbus and Grove City are planning to transition to 100% renewable energy from new wind and solar generation facilities in the state. (Adobe Stock)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cities around Ohio are creating a seismic shift in the state's energy landscape. Voters in Columbus and Grove City this month approved ballot measures (Issues 1 and 10) that enact Community Choice Aggregation, which allows for residents and businesses in the community to collectiv ...Read More

This year, at least 70% of Iowa's solar tax credit is being used to reimburse customers on a waiting list. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa hasn't seen as much economic pain as some other states during the pandemic, but many residents and small businesses are still struggling. Supporters of expanding the state's solar tax credit say it could help with any recovery from the crisis. The reimbursement budget for I ...Read More

Youth-centered environmental groups say their generation is greatly concerned about climate change, and policymakers need to take their concerns more seriously. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When Minnesota lawmakers convene for the next regular session in January, the pandemic is likely to top the agenda. But some hope issues such as climate change don't fall out of focus. One group is trying to prevent that by gathering personal stories for all legislators to hear. ...Read More

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