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PNS Daily Newscast - May 10, 2021 


Governor Ron DeSantis shuts the door on Florida's unemployment benefits, and as Montana gains a congressional seat, the focus turns to redistricting.


2021Talks - May 7, 2021 


President Biden talks hurricane aid in Louisiana, Vice President Harris visits Rhode Island, defense officials talk about clamping down on domestic extremism in the ranks, and plan for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: March 22, 2021

Bobbie Lester, a Jefferson County, Ky., resident and Louisville school nurse, explains why she chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine in a new public-service campaign. (Adobe Stock)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- "I Got The Shot to Protect the Ones I Love" is a new campaign featuring Black Kentuckians talking about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine and responding to concerns about racism in the healthcare system. The goal of the campaign is to encourage more Kentuckians of color ...Read More

Before the Kentucky General Assembly adjourns this month, lawmakers in Frankfort are pushing tax-break legislation that could cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As state lawmakers consider a slew of major last-minute tax breaks, their critics say the moves may benefit large industries and businesses, but would do little for Kentucky families. Pam Thomas, senior fellow at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, said tax relief moving thro ...Read More

Older women tend to take home roughly 80% of the retirement income that older men do, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security. (9nong/Adobe Stock)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This Wednesday is Women's Equal Pay Day, the average date it would take a woman working full-time to earn what a man did in 2020. Most women earn less than men throughout their careers, which translates to less financial security in retirement as well. Median household retireme ...Read More

Republicans made big gains in the Montana Legislature in the 2020 election. (pabrady63/Adobe Stock)

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HELENA, Mont. -- Critics are pushing back on measures in Montana they say would restrict voting access. Bills introduced this session would end voter registration on the day of elections, require photo ID's both to register and vote in person, and restrict ballot collecting, a common practice on re ...Read More

CareOregon is giving out $455,000 in grants to eight groups to close health disparities in groups impacted by discrimination. (shane/Adobe Stock)
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Health workers with experiences like the people they serve can provide unique care to communities. In Oregon, organizations that employ these workers are receiving grants, with the aim of closing health disparities in communities impacted by discrimination. Parrott Creek Child an ...Read More

Iowa has more than 10,000 factory farms, up from fewer than 800 in 2001. (agnormark/Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Advocates for family farms, rural neighborhoods and the environment are asking Iowa lawmakers to find a more equitable balance between the interests of factory farms and of the communities they're in. Research has shown higher levels of nitrates and phosphorus in the water, as w ...Read More

An additional $1,000 in tax credits reduces the incidence of low birthweight births by about three out of every 100 children born to mothers likely to qualify for the credit. (Pixy)
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DENVER -- The Colorado state auditor's office has released a series of reports on tax expenditures, including deductions, exemptions, credits and other ways the state spends money through the tax code, and advocates for working families are urging lawmakers to boost programs that deliver on their pr ...Read More

Conservation groups say land bridges can prevent collisions between migrating wildlife and vehicles on highways and rail lines. (jacek/Adobe Stock)

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Wildlife migrations are a part of the American West's lore and history, but many of those centuries-old passages are now obstructed by the trappings of modern civilization. There is new optimism renewed cooperation between state and federal agencies can identify and preserv ...Read More

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