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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: March 8, 2021

Each year, more North Carolinians are affected by property damage and disruptions from flooding. (Adobe Stock)

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Last year was the second-wettest on record for North Carolina, and communities across the state are looking for better ways to deal with intense rainfall and costly flooding. The North Carolina Coastal Federation's new plan shows natural water-management techniques, like rain garde ...Read More

Montana Public Employees' Retirement System members receive an average pension of $1,544 per month. (guy2men/Adobe Stock)

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HELENA, Mont. -- Montana's public employees are touting the roles they play in communities, even after they retire. According to AARP, retirement checks from more than 23,000 public employees in Montana helped support more than $1 billion in economic output in 2019. Rep. Moffie Funk, D-Helena, a r ...Read More

Carbon dioxide is a natural byproduct in the production of concrete. (Banana Republic/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- This week, groups are holding virtual events in Oregon for "Sequestration Week," and the potential of carbon capture is among the topics. The Electrify Coalition, which is made up of 30 for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the Northwest, is hosting panels on different aspects ...Read More

Last month, Iowa's governor eased public regulations established last year to control the spread of COVID-19. A new survey suggests older Iowans want businesses to maintain their own mandates. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- States like Iowa have lifted COVID-19 restrictions amid a gradual decline in case activity and promising news on vaccinations, but new survey results say most older residents want businesses to keep safety in mind as they welcome back customers. In a statewide survey from AARP I ...Read More

The May 2020 police killing of George Floyd sparked worldwide protests over police treatment of Black communities. (Mike Moen)

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Barring last-minute changes, court proceedings begin today in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd. Amid worldwide coverage, local faith leaders and others remain focused on healing and righting racial inequities. Images of ...Read More

Advocates fear politicized appellate court judicial elections would put civil rights and liberties in jeopardy. (md3d/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A proposed amendment to Pennsylvania's state constitution that would create judicial districts for the election of appellate court judges won't be on the primary ballot in May, but it could still go to the voters this year. House Bill 38 was put on hold after two Republicans on t ...Read More

More than 150 people die each year and 290,000 are injured in wildlife-vehicle collisions nationwide. (Don DeBold/Flickr)<br />

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EVANSTON, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Game and Fish department is gearing up to put GPS radio collars on some 50 Uinta mule deer in southwestern Wyoming. Biologists hope the collars will provide new and robust data revealing deer migration activities, including the risks to animals as herds encounter and c ...Read More

A rare winter storm in Texas last month led to the deployment of the National Guard to conduct welfare checks and move many residents to one of 135 local warming centers. (besnopile/pixabay)
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Responding to older Texans hit particularly hard by the massive winter-storm power outage last month, AARP Texas and the Texas Legal Services Center are asking for immediate financial relief for residential electricity customers. In a letter to the state's Public Utility Commission ...Read More

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