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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: February 5, 2020

Tax-season scammers pretending to be affiliated with government agencies are on the rise, according to the Federal Trade Commission. (Adobe Stock)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- From now through April 15, Tennessee residents who need help getting their income taxes done can turn to the AARP Foundation's free Tax-Aide program at more than 60 community sites statewide. While anyone can use the free tax-preparation service, Tax-Aide coordinator Emily Paul ...Read More

Farmers across Oregon believe climate change is hurting them financially. (Sheila Sund/Flickr)

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SALEM, Ore. -- With tensions high in Salem as lawmakers begin work on a cap-and-invest bill, one organization is reminding legislators that voices in agriculture are not a monolith on this issue. The Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network, representing more than 250 farmers and ranchers across the ...Read More

In the case Batson v. Kentucky, a 1986 U.S. Supreme Court decision made it illegal to exclude jurors on the basis of race. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the cases of Cory Bennett of Sampson County and Cedric Hobbs of Cumberland County. Attorneys for the two men argued that prosecutors excluded black citizens from the defendants' juries because of their race. David W ...Read More

The University of North Dakota says dozens of potential applicants already are awaiting its new Ph.D  program that focuses on indigenous health issues. (Adobe Stock)

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has approved a new Ph.D program at the University of North Dakota, where students can focus on the health issues facing indigenous people. The effort is being described as the first of its kind in the country. School officials say they ...Read More

A community improvement grant program from AARP is trying something new in 2020 by adding a category for projects that focus on inclusion and diversity. (Flickr)

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MADISON, Wis. -- Making communities more livable for people of all ages is the goal of a grant program that's looking for ideas from Wisconsin. Nonprofit groups and government agencies now can submit their applications for community-improvement grants administered by AARP. The funding is for projec ...Read More

A bill in the Washington state Legislature aims to establish greater accountability for companies that buy debt. (B-A Graphix/Adobe Stock)

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Consumer protections in debt collections are on the docket for Washington state lawmakers this session. One House bill would establish more regulations on debt buyers, the companies that purchase debt from creditors at a discount. Louise Stromberg was pursued by a debt buyer for a ...Read More

Nevada Democratic Party officials are confident there won't be a voting meltdown such as the one that occurred in Iowa this week when the state's presidential caucuses are held in less than three weeks. (disabilitylawco.org)

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LAS VEGAS -- Iowa still is sorting through results of Monday's Democratic caucus, but Nevada officials say they won't be using the mobile app that delayed the Iowa results. That app was set to be employed in the upcoming Nevada caucus on Feb. 22. Computer scientist David Jefferson, a board member o ...Read More

At the Safari Club International's annual convention in Reno this week, attendees can bid on a hunting trip for black-tailed deer with Donald Trump Jr. in Alaska, at an estimated value of $17,000. (wiki.com)

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RENO, Nev. -- A founding member of the Beach Boys is protesting a performance by the famous band's offshoot at a trophy-hunting convention in Reno this week, where Donald Trump Jr. will be the keynote speaker. Brian Wilson signed a petition circulated by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting. It calls ...Read More

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