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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: April 1, 2021

Young people in Boise have been holding rallies calling for action on climate change in recent years. (thauwald-pictures/Adobe Stock)

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BOISE, Idaho -- Chase Bank is receiving an April Fool's greeting today from Boise youths, who are calling the institution out for its investment in fossil fuels. A recent report found JPMorgan Chase has financed $317 billion worth of coal, oil and gas projects since the Paris Climate Agreement was ...Read More

In the most recent National Agricultural Workers Survey, 23% percent of farmworkers said they haven't sought medical care because the cost is too high. With economic hardship of COVID-19, that number has likely increased. (Adobe Stock)

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Florida farmworkers' rights groups say it is urgent farmworkers be deemed "essential" in Gov. Ron DeSantis' COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. The groups put their views in a letter to the governor in January, calling for better healthcare for farmworkers and asking that all in ...Read More

Imperial Valley College is about to open 26 tiny homes to students experiencing homelessness. (Imperial Valley College)
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IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. -- The pandemic has worsened problems facing rural community colleges, but also has led to more focus and funding to solve them, according to a new report. Researchers with the Association of Community College Trustees found the digital divide put students at a huge disadvan ...Read More

Assembly Bill 321 would make reforms made last year permanent to allow more mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 election. (Svanblar/iStockphoto)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A hearing is set for this afternoon on a controversial bill that would send mail-in ballots with prepaid postage to every registered Nevada voter in all future elections. Assembly Bill 321 makes permanent most of the provisions put in place during the pandemic last session in A ...Read More

A rally is set for this afternoon at a North Las Vegas apartment complex, calling on Congress to cancel back rent and mortgage debt accrued by low-income families during the pandemic. (PLAN NV)

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Tenants' rights advocates are holding a rally at 4:00 p.m. today in front of a North Las Vegas apartment complex to highlight what they say are illegal evictions. They allege the management company at Azure Villas received CARES Act funds to cover the rent on behalf of tena ...Read More

Portland residents held a vigil Tuesday to honor the victims of recent hate crimes. (Reza Jalali/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Maine -- With the rise in anti-Asian violence and hate since the pandemic began, Mainers say elected officials have a key role to play in combating discrimination. The White House this week unveiled plans to address racism against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community ranging ...Read More

Opponents of a West Virginia bill that would limit needle-sharing programs say it would increase diseases and taxpayer costs for treatment. (Adobe stock)

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Advocates for impoverished people are urging West Virginia lawmakers to oppose two bills being heard in a House committee Thursday, that they claim punish low-income people and drug users. Senate Bill 387 would make permanent a pilot program that screens recipients of the state ...Read More

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