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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 21, 2021

While incarcerated people are not included in Phase 1B of the Maine vaccine rollout plan, corrections staff are, along with older Mainers, those with underlying health conditions and front-line essential workers. (Alexander/Adobe Stock)

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AUGUSTA, Maine -- Groups who advocate for the rights of people in prison are criticizing the Mills administration for refusing to include incarcerated Mainers in Phase 1B of the vaccine rollout. In February, older Mainers and those with underlying health conditions such as diabetes and chronic lung ...Read More

Some evangelical Christians have fueled pro-Trump rhetoric that has taken on a life of its own, even as Donald Trump leaves office. (Fibonacci Blue/Wikimedia Commons)

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- As a new administration began its work, faith leaders said there is opportunity for religious communities to tamper down on extremism and work toward peace and unity. Many supporters at the Capitol insurrection appeared to be fueled by religious fervor, displaying signs with Christ ...Read More

Environmental and tribal groups say the Keystone XL is concerning because plans involved carrying oil from tar sands, the production of which is carbon intensive. (Adobe Stock)

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PIERRE, S.D. -- Shortly after taking office Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed several orders, including one that revokes the presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The project goes through South Dakota, and while tribal leaders applaud Biden's move, they hope he doesn't stop ther ...Read More

Jack's Solar Garden in Boulder County offers tours to visiting farmers and local schools to help cultivate the next generation of agrivoltaic farmers. (NREL)

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- As the nation moves to ramp up clean-energy production, Jack's Solar Garden, a locally owned farm just south of Longmont, could provide a model for family-scale operations across the U.S. The farm has boosted revenues after planting 3,200 solar panels, enough to power more than 3 ...Read More

Non-resident hunters spend money at outfitting businesses, hotels and restaurants and are seen as essential for local Wyoming economies. (PXhere)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce is ready to get to work with eighteen newly-appointed members, including landowners, sportsmen and women, conservationists, legislators and government leaders from across the state. Their charge is to present recommendations that will be used to supp ...Read More

Voter advocacy groups say Minnesota has a good history of operating fair elections with strong checks and balances. But they note that hasn't stopped efforts by some legislators to push measures calling for tighter restrictions. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Joe Biden presidency is now under way, following chaotic attempts to overturn his victory. A Minnesota group warns despite the transition, state-level efforts continue to undermine voter access amid discredited claims. Polls indicate many Republicans still don't acknowledge ...Read More

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NEW YORK -- Doctors warn delays of cancer screenings and preventive health care while sheltered in place during the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to serious health consequences later. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows more than 3.7 million New Yorkers said they have delayed medical care because ...Read More

About 2,000 rare Mojave Desert tortoises are left in southern Utah's Red Cliff Desert Reserve. The reptiles are considered

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ST. GEORGE, Utah -- A public-private partnership has obtained a parcel of Utah wilderness to protect the critical habitat of the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Washington County and the Utah Chapter of The Nature Conservancy joined forces to purchase 53 ...Read More

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