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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 15, 2021

The Biden administration says a thriving offshore wind industry will drive new jobs and economic opportunity, on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico. (Adobe Stock)

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WILMINGTON, N.C. - North Carolina is poised to be a major player in the wind-power industry, and the Biden administration says it has a $3 billion plan to invest in offshore wind-energy infrastructure. John Hardin, executive director of the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Office of Science, ...Read More

So far, around 24% of Kentucky residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC. (Adobe Stock)
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Half of Kentucky adults who are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccination say they'd be open to changing their minds if they had more information, according to a new poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Allison Adams, vice president for policy at the Foundation, said if pu ...Read More

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Meal programs for older adults often are underfunded in the best of times, but when the pandemic hit Arizona and other states, the demand for nutrition assistance grew rapidly, stretching many social-service groups' budgets to the breaking point. But that may be changing, since Con ...Read More

Virginia's new G3 program lets eligible low-income students who qualify for Pell Grants receive support grants to boost their job skills. (Adobe Stock)
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RICHMOND, Va. -- With college enrollment falling during the pandemic, a new, little-known law in Virginia could bring community college students back to the classroom. It's a tuition-free program to help folks earn certifications for jobs. Known as G3, for "Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back," the ...Read More

During virtual learning, Wayne Township bus driver Erica Woods helped manage coursework and schedules for more than three dozen high school seniors. (Aaricka Washington/Chalkbeat)

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By Aaricka Washington for Chalkbeat.org.Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann for Indiana News Service INDIANAPOLIS -- On a recent morning, several Wayne Township high school students missing class received wake-up calls. But it wasn't a teacher calling, or a counselor. It was school bus driver Eric ...Read More

In a new survey by the Marie Christie Foundation, only half of college faculty members said they'd be able to recognize if a student was in emotional distress. Fewer than one-third said they could recognize signs of alcoholism or drug abuse. (Adobe Stock)

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TAMPA, Fla. -- A new survey of a dozen higher-ed schools revealed many faculty members want to be better equipped to help students who are struggling with mental-health issues, especially since the pandemic. In the survey, 73% of faculty said they want mental-health training, and 61% believe it sho ...Read More

According to Polaris, about 14,600 survivors of sex trafficking contacted the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline in 2019. That number is likely higher in 2021. (Adobe Stock)

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HARTFORD, Conn. - A Connecticut group that aids victims of human trafficking is speaking out about the role that sexual violence plays in this crime. It's hoping to bring more attention to the deadly connection during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. According to the Connecticut Institute for Refuge ...Read More

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