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PNS Daily Newscast - May 14, 2021 


Backers of electric vehicles say the S.E. gas shortage highlights need to diversify U.S. energy system; more than 40 attorneys general urge Facebook to stop plans to create a kids' version of Instagram.


2021Talks - May 14, 2021 


The vaccinated can ditch their masks; Biden says fuel shortages are only temporary and Republicans press an end to federal pandemic employment payments.

Archive: March 19, 2021

White people have consistently higher retirement incomes than do Black or Hispanic people, and men have higher retirement incomes than women, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security. (antonynjora/Pixabay)

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AUSTIN, Texas - Many who were on track for a secure financial retirement were thrown a curve by the novel coronavirus pandemic, and financial experts say women face a more difficult recovery than men. Executive Director of the National Institute on Retirement Security Daniel Doonan said because wo ...Read More

More than 40% of Iowa's power comes from wind energy. (shaiith/Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa - As scientists warn that the increase in extreme weather events shows no signs of stopping, experts say it's important as ever to prepare renewable sources for the conditions. Iowa gets more than 40% of its power from wind energy, and for the most part, wind turbines can be weath ...Read More

Connecticut has averaged 14 deaths from domestic violence each year since 2000, according to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, but a spike in abuse cases amid the pandemic has likely changed that. (Adobe Stock)

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HARTFORD, Conn. - A new part of the Violence Against Women Act, passed in the U.S. House on Wednesday, would close a loophole that has allowed people accused of domestic abuse to buy guns during the time period when a court is considering making a temporary restraining order permanent. The Lori Ja ...Read More

An initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in Montana directed nearly half of the tax revenue collected to public lands. (Galyna Andrushko/Adobe Stock)

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HELENA, Mont. - A draft bill for Montana's recreational cannabis program is out. Conservation and outdoors advocates are hoping to secure more funds for public lands as lawmakers consider it further. In November, 57% of Montanans approved Initiative 190, legalizing recreational marijuana for adults ...Read More

Cuts to Medicaid in New York have targeted services that allow people with disabilities to remain in their homes. (karelnoppe/Adobe Stock)
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NEW YORK - Advocates for people with disabilities say the cap New York put on Medicaid spending in 2011 doesn't keep pace with growing health-care needs and they're urging lawmakers to finally repeal it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2021 to 2022 budget proposal calls for extending the Medicaid cap for two ...Read More

In-person visits will help seniors suffering the effects of isolation brought on by the COVID pandemic lockdown. (Grustock/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Families are returning to visit relatives in Pennsylvania nursing homes, bringing a year of painful isolation to an end for many seniors. More than a year after the COVID pandemic put nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the Commonwealth in lockdown, visitors are being ...Read More

New research based on financial-aid data shows 72% of student parents are enrolled at a community college. (Endho/Pixabay)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - New research paints a portrait of community college students who have children - and finds that compared with nonparents, they have better grades and are more likely to be female and African-American. For the first time ever, researchers at the Center for Community College Lea ...Read More

H.R. 6 would give DACA recipients immediate green-card status. (AdobeStock)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's roughly 4,400 "Dreamers" are a step closer to the chance to become American citizens. The U.S. House approved the American Dream and Promise Act last night, which creates a process for undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children to become U.S. citizens. An ...Read More

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