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PNS Daily Newscast - May 13, 2021 


President Biden taps Tracy Stone-Manning to be director of Bureau of Land Management; and Colorado schools get new tools to help students distinguish between news, commentary and disinformation.


2021Talks - May 13, 2021 


Republicans oust Liz Cheney from her leadership role, Dr. Anthony Fauci urges more vaccinations, NAACP leaders voice support for voting rights legislation, and Nancy Pelosi is optimistic about the infrastructure bill.

Archive: April 6, 2020

Heavy wave action, combined with Lake Erie's already high water level, continues to threaten the shoreline. (USACE/Flickr)

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TOLEDO, Ohio -- The old saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, certainly didn't apply to Lake Erie this year. Record high water levels in February and early March did not back down, and the month ended with Lake Erie roughly 573-feet above sea level. That's about two to ...Read More

It's unclear if Oregon students will return to the classroom this academic year. (shangarey/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- With schools closed, Oregon teachers are finding other ways to support students and their communities. Claudia McClellan is a Spanish teacher at Westview High School in the Beaverton School District. After classes were suspended, McClellan grew concerned about her students' well- ...Read More

The economic strains on workers stand to last long after the coronavirus outbreak is under control. (Adobe Stock)

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LANSING, Mich. -- As state leaders assess the evolving challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak, some policy analysts want to do their part to help keep Michigan residents healthy and financially stable. Gilda Jacobs, president and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy, says the coronavi ...Read More

Washingtonians out of work from COVID-19 are eligible for unemployment, but should wait until at least April 18 to apply. (fabioderby/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- The coronavirus pandemic is taking a financial toll on Washington state families, but there are options to help them get through this crisis. Already, Washington is seeing record numbers of unemployment claims -- more than 300,000 first-time claims over the past two weeks. Marilyn Wat ...Read More

Cars are among the largest contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions driving climate change. (Adobe Stock)

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a new rule that allows automakers to reduce car emissions by just 1.5% through 2026, down from the 5% requirement mandated by the Obama administration. June Deen, who directs advocacy for the American Lung Association in North Caro ...Read More

In March, live cattle futures dropped 3.5% on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while demand for beef was skyrocketing. That has producers worried about price manipulation in the beef markets. (Adobe Stock)

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FORBES, N.D. -- Beef producers in North Dakota are calling on federal officials to look into the possibility of market manipulation. They say a recent drop in prices is hurting them, but benefiting others in the industry. Those raising the concerns point to a 91% increase in beef demand last mon ...Read More

More than 81,000  Coloradans filed for unemployment insurance in the past two weeks, just 20,000 less than all of last year's claims. (Bytemarks/Flickr)

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DENVER -- An estimated 3.5 million Americans lost their employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks due to job losses connected to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Colorado has extended enrollment for coverage through ConnectForHealthColorado.org for ...Read More

A federal rule change could allow waste disposal at locations other than radioactive-storage facilities. (Scanrail/Adobe Stock)

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BOISE, Idaho -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission may change its rules to allow the nuclear industry to dump some of its waste in landfills. Opponents say the change poses a public health risk and would allow waste to go unmonitored. The proposal would enable the NRC to reinterpret the meaning o ...Read More

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