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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: January 18, 2021

Due to spikes in COVID-19 cases, emergency field hospitals in North Carolina are being erected. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina health officials are sounding the alarm on the rapid spread of COVID-19. So far, at least 84 of the state's 100 counties are in the "Red Zone," indicating the highest level of viral spread. Hospitals are seeing a surge in new COVID patients, while struggling with a s ...Read More

Outdoor dining structures that aren't boxed in on four sides allow for more air flow, decreasing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. (Renata/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- With a cold and rainy winter settling in, many Washingtonians are counterintuitively feeling the urge to dine out. But COVID-19 cases continue to surge, and some outdoor solutions restaurants have created to battle the elements pose risks. Marissa Baker, an assistant professor at ...Read More

Due to COVID-related backlogs at processing plants, Nebraska farmers must make reservations more than one year before animals are born. (Frauke Feind/Pixabay)

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OAKLAND, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill to provide some relief for meat supply chains by allowing consumers to purchase smaller ownership shares of livestock. Aunbrea Zeleny with the Oakland Meat Processing Plant said Legislative Bill 324 would help more Nebraskans who have strug ...Read More

Nevada is one of 30 states that allows the death penalty, but the state hasn't carried out an execution since 2006. (Tracy King/Adobe Stock)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty is urging state legislators to use their 2021 session to end state-level executions. And members of the U.S. House say they'll act to end the federal death penalty, after three federal executions last week, all in Indiana, of Lisa ...Read More

The Women's March that began in 2017 aims to be more inclusive in Idaho this year. (Idaho Womxn's March)

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BOISE, Idaho -- Four years after the original Women's March, the day after the last presidential inauguration, young women in Idaho are taking the reins this year. The event is taking place online because of the pandemic and will feature speeches from young people. Petra Hoffman, a 15-year-old stu ...Read More

Indiana attorneys are hearing more about landlord-tenant law and bankruptcy legal issues due to the pandemic. (AdobeStock)

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INDIANAPOLIS -- In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.'s messages of equality and justice, Indiana's legal community is offering free counsel today to those in need. The Indiana Bar Association has hosted its "Talk to a Lawyer Today" program for nearly 20 years as an annual tribute to Dr. King. At ...Read More

As of 2019, federal agriculture officials said there were more than 16,000 organic farms in the United States. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa is among the top states when it comes to the number of organic farms in operation, but producers have long struggled to obtain crop insurance that can better protect them from losses. A new initiative aims to help close these gaps. Last summer's derecho storm left many Iow ...Read More

The daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Bernice King, will speak to Michiganders during a virtual event. (LBJ Library/WikiMedia Commons)

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LANSING, Mich. -- Michiganders are not letting the pandemic stop observances honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior. Elaine Hardy, chair of the Martin Luther King Junior Commission of Mid-Michigan, said in the wake of global outrage against racism, Dr. King's message of equality and just ...Read More

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