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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: May 22, 2020

Organizers with a coalition to protect the Boundary Waters from aquatic invasive species say they fear AIS will continue to spread north toward this group of lakes and tributaries. (Adobe Stock)

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ELY, Minn. - Late May signals the start of boating season in Minnesota, which includes one of the world's most well-known wilderness areas. But with the threat of aquatic invasive species, a new coalition is working to protect the Boundary Waters. This collection of lakes in northern Minnesota has ...Read More

The only waste disposal site permitted for radioactive material in Montana is in the eastern part of the state, near Glendive. (Northern Plains Resource Council)

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HELENA, Mont. - Lawmakers could sideline Montana's radioactive waste disposal rules from oil and gas industries next week, despite public opposition. The Legislative Environmental Quality Council voted to delay Department of Environmental Quality limits last month, and could make that decision fin ...Read More

Virginia has seen a 300% increase in the use of telehealth over the last few months, according to a UnitedHealthcare spokesperson. (Adobe stock)

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RICHMOND, Va. - The use of telemedicine is skyrocketing during the pandemic, and a new online tool is part of the trend, helping patients pinpoint symptoms of a new coronavirus infection. UnitedHealthcare's COVID Symptom Checker is based on artificial intelligence and offers advice on next steps t ...Read More

Memorial Day Weekend typically marks the official start of summer on Lake Erie's islands. (PatatJuno/Flickr)

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TOLEDO, Ohio - The Memorial Day weekend could serve as a barometer for Lake Erie businesses, now operating during an unprecedented public health crisis. Safety restrictions enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of tourism season on the lake by about six weeks. Fishing charters wer ...Read More

An online webinar today explains what California residents can do to get affordable health coverage during the pandemic if they don't have it. (Pixabay)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Millions of Californians are facing the coronavirus pandemic without health insurance, either because they've lost a job or weren't covered to begin with. So today, a nonprofit consumer health advocacy coalition is offering a webinar on how to get covered. Rachel Linn Gish, di ...Read More

Civilian Conservation Corps crews completed the Ellie Mitchell Pavilion in Rocky Neck State Park in 1936. (Edward Fritzen/Flickr)

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ROCKY NECK STATE PARK, Conn. - Environmental groups are calling on Congress to revive the Civilian Conservation Corps, in order to put people back to work while at the same time, improving beaches, trails and forests. Connecticut state parks are dotted with stone structures, trails and roads that ...Read More

Crews fighting wildfires will have to add social distancing and sanitizing equipment to their skill set in order to battle blazes this year. (bekireveren/Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

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CAVE CREEK, Ariz. - Fighting wildfires in Arizona and across the West is a daunting task in a normal year. But add the new coronavirus into the mix, and emergency officials say they've had to develop a brand-new game plan. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the American Red ...Read More

This is the current number of volunteers who have signed up for human challenge studies as part of COVID-19 vaccine trials through the nonprofit 1 Day Sooner. (1 Day Sooner)

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At least three possible COVID-19 vaccines, including from Cambridge biotech firm Moderna, have seen promising results in Phase One trials. And some experts think infecting volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19 may be worthwhile to speed vaccine development. They believe ...Read More

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