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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: April 7, 2020

Officials warn that the government will not require any payment to get coronavirus stimulus checks, and will not call to ask for Social Security or Medicare numbers. (DOD)

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DENVER -- Using federal coronavirus stimulus checks as bait, criminals are finding new ways to separate Coloradans from their money. On Thursday, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will join a webinar organized by AARP Colorado to give residents tips for avoiding fraud during the public health ...Read More

Groups are urging Ohio officials to establish social-distancing rules for the state's farmers' markets to keep them open during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Wikimedia Commons)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Concern over the survival of family farms during the COVID-19 crisis has spurred food policy and farm groups in the state to urge lawmakers to pass policies that would help small and mid-size farmers. Amalie Lipstreu, policy director at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Associati ...Read More

Even without a pandemic that has caused panic buying at the grocery store, it's estimated that about 40% of food produced for human consumption is never eaten and ends up in landfills where it breaks down and emits methane. (wikipedia.org)

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LAS VEGAS -- If anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic has caused you to buy too much food during the current health crisis, experts say there are steps you can take to make it go farther. Supermarket sales have jumped since restaurants in many states closed in an effort to fight the coronavirus pa ...Read More

The debate over whether Wisconsin should hold an in-person primary during a pandemic is prompting more calls for universal voting by mail. (Adobe Stock)

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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin still will hold its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. Voting rights activists say the state should have never reached this point. On Monday, the state Supreme Court sided with Republican leaders in the state Legislatur ...Read More

As of Monday, nearly 20,000 people have been tested for COVID-15 in Kentucky. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The state has overhauled its public assistance programs in response to the cascading effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Emily Beauregard, executive director of Kentucky Voices for Health, said during the declared COVID-19 state of emergency, if you are younger than 65 and don't ...Read More

One in 4 health care workers and upwards of 70% of agriculture workers are immigrants. (Javed Anees/Wikimedia Commons)

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OMAHA, Neb. -- The coronavirus has put a spotlight on the heroic role played by health care workers in Nebraska and across the nation. And a new measure introduced in Congress would give immigrant workers the same support as other Americans passed in recent relief packages. Alexis Steele, policy s ...Read More

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