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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: December 16, 2020

One in eight Oregon families reports that it is struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic. (Baker County Tourism/Flickr)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The effects of COVID-19 are squeezing many families in Oregon, and a new report examines the ways they are struggling. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, one in eight Oregon families is having a hard time putting food on the table, one in nine doesn't have health insuranc ...Read More

Fifty-four million Americans are projected to lack reliable access to nutritious food because of economic fallout from COVID-19 by year's end. (Pixabay)

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DENVER -- The Colorado Legislature has allocated an additional $5 million to help address an unprecedented rise in hunger across the state as part of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The state's food pantries and food banks have until this Sunday to apply for grants. Jason Harris ...Read More

Apart from eviction concerns and food insecurity, a new report says 8% of Minnesota households with children report not having health insurance. (Adobe Stock)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- There's new evidence that many Minnesota families are dealing with hardships during the pandemic. A new national report includes state-level data on households with children. The findings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation come from weekly census survey data. In Minnesota, 11% of the ...Read More

Nationwide, according to a new report, one-third of adults with children are likely to have to leave their homes due to eviction or foreclosure as a result of the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The economic fallout from the pandemic is evident in a new report on the struggles of households with children. The findings reveal that some South Dakota families are finding it increasingly harder to meet basic needs. This week's report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation pulle ...Read More

According to a new national report, one-third of Americans face the likelihood of having to leave their current home as a result of economic fallout from the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

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FARGO, N.D. - A new report confirms that vulnerable families in North Dakota are experiencing more struggles as the pandemic drags on. Households with children say housing payments and health coverage are becoming increasingly out of reach. This week's report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation look ...Read More

The Trump administration is delaying a decision on whether to list the monarch butterfly as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. (Pixabay)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The monarch butterfly will not be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act for at least a few more years, the federal government announced Tuesday, even though its populations have plummeted. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the monarch meets the criteria ...Read More

COVID-19 has increased demand for emergency food, decreased food donation amounts, and forced disruptions to charitable food-assistance programs. (congerdesign/Pixabay)

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Food insecurity doubled at the start of the pandemic, according to a study released earlier this year, and Texas groups that advocate for seniors say more must be done to find a permanent fix. Kathy Green, manager of outreach and advocacy for 'AARP Texas, said legislation to be con ...Read More

Using recent Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a new report says many Americans describe themselves as feeling

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BOSTON -- The pandemic has wreaked havoc on Massachusetts families and children of color in particular, according to a new report. Researchers from the Annie E. Casey Foundation discovered 10% of Bay State parents can't afford enough food and 7% lack health insurance. Twenty percent say they feel " ...Read More

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