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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2021 


A perfect storm is putting a strain on blood-bank supplies; Congress approves Juneteenth as a national holiday.


2021Talks - June 16, 2021 


Biden and Putin set to meet face-to-face; Schumer moves toward reconciliation for infrastructure; a Juneteenth national holiday in the works; and Republicans call for Fauci's ouster.

Archive: February 4, 2021

Student Shane White interviews Chris Balos, climate ambassador for the Marshallese Educational Initiative. (Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, University of Arkansas)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Half of Arkansas' coronavirus deaths have been members of the Marshallese Pacific Islander community. A new podcast explores the toll the pandemic has taken on the community, and the history behind decades of immigration to Arkansas from the Marshall Islands. According to data ...Read More

Jen Banna has five children, including one daughter with a neurodevelopmental disability. (Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities)

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HELENA, Mont. -- Families with people who have disabilities can sometimes feel isolated because of their experiences. Siblings of people with physical, developmental or mental-health diagnoses especially have unique experiences, which include challenges and rewards. Abbey Guza, a licensed clinical ...Read More

Expanding access to the Child Tax Credit is projected to provide 99% of Nebraska families with children an additional $2,200 on average. (Arek Socha/Pixabay)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- President Joe Biden's proposal to expand the Child Tax Credit would help reduce child poverty and extend the credit to nearly half of all Black and Hispanic children, according to new analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Amy Hanauer, executive director for the ...Read More

New Mexico's Early Childhood Education Trust Fund will help provide a long-term funding source to invest in New Mexico's youngest children, according to New Mexico Voices for Children.(Victoria_Borodinova/Pixabay)

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SANTA FE, N.M. -- A report on New Mexico's children and families showed steady improvement in child poverty since 2016, declining from nearly 31% to 25%, but the coronavirus pandemic has slowed improvements in child well-being. Released at the start of the legislative session each year, the Kids Co ...Read More

A proposed 4,700 miles of protected rivers and streams in the River Democracy Act are located across Oregon. (Wyden.Senate.gov)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- New legislation in Congress would protect rivers Oregonians have identified as their most cherished. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the River Democracy Act on Wednesday. After hearing from nearly 2,500 Oregonians about which rivers they want prote ...Read More

In several state legislatures this year, bills have been introduced that would place tighter restrictions on voting. Such bills now have surfaced in North Dakota. (Adobe Stock)

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BISMARCK, N.D. -- The national debate over voter fraud concerns, which have been discredited by many court rulings, has reached the North Dakota Legislature. Several election rule changes are being considered that voter-rights advocates say would harm the state's system, not improve it. One of the ...Read More

So far, South Dakota health officials said, nearly 30,000 state residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

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PIERRE, S.D. -- As South Dakota moves closer to allowing more seniors to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations, residents are urged to seek out as much information as possible. Both the state and a key nonprofit say it helps eliminate confusion and avoid scams. On Wednesday, the state health departmen ...Read More

Minnesota's Capitol building has seen a beefed-up security presence following last year's civil unrest and this year's political tension. Members of a safety committee say some measures need to be permanent. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota committee is holding hearings on how to improve safety at the state capitol complex in St. Paul. It follows January's riots at the U.S. Capitol, as well as protests held locally. Leading up to President Joe Biden's inauguration, a number of states fortified their cap ...Read More

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