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PNS Daily Newscast - May 13, 2021 


President Biden taps Tracy Stone-Manning to be director of Bureau of Land Management; and Colorado schools get new tools to help students distinguish between news, commentary and disinformation.


2021Talks - May 13, 2021 


Republicans oust Liz Cheney from her leadership role, Dr. Anthony Fauci urges more vaccinations, NAACP leaders voice support for voting rights legislation, and Nancy Pelosi is optimistic about the infrastructure bill.

Archive: April 6, 2021

Nearly three million people have died worldwide from COVID-19 since last March, and the pandemic has triggered significant emotional issues for people of all ages. (jhu.edu)

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SANTA FE, N.M. -- As New Mexicans welcome spring temperatures, many hope to put the coronavirus pandemic in the rear-view mirror. At the same time, research shows many people will face post-COVID stress disorder for months to come. Starting this week, New Mexicans 16 years and older are eligible f ...Read More

At least one in seven children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year, and in 2019, 1,840 children died of maltreatment in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Calls to the state's child-abuse hotline declined by 15% over the past year, but experts say increased isolation and disrupted school schedules likely contributed to the dip in reporting. According to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, from March 2020 through last ...Read More

Some lawmakers are hoping to see Maine join the 40 other states plus Washington, D.C., which have online voter registration. (Lakshmiprasad/Adobe Stock)

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AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine is one of ten states that does not allow residents to register to vote online, but a bill before the Legislature would change that. The state legislative Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs heard testimony for Legislative Document 1126, which would create an online voter ...Read More

Qualifying students living in a family of four can receive $782 per month in food benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. (Travis Isaacs/Wikimedia Commons)

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DENVER -- Thousands of low-income college students in Colorado now have an easier path to food assistance during the pandemic, after the federal government issued temporary changes to its qualification policies for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program previously known as ...Read More

As they look to prevent child abuse, outreach officials in Wisconsin say social isolation and distance learning are among the ways parents are feeling added stress right now. (Adobe Stock)

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MADISON, Wis. -- Building stronger families is a core message being stressed in Wisconsin as part of child-abuse prevention efforts. Those doing outreach said many parents are navigating tough situations right now, and helping them find stability can't be overlooked. April is National Child Abuse ...Read More

The THC content of marijuana has shot up dramatically since the 1960s, from 2% to 10%, according to health-care advocates. (Adobe stock)

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RICHMOND, Va. -- As Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposes fast tracking marijuana legalization to July 1, health-care advocates are concerned high-potency cannabis products will harm the health of Virginians, particularly young people. Jonathan Lee, medical director for addiction treatment facility ...Read More

California community colleges have seen a drop in enrollment of men that is twice the drop seen among female students, prompting targeted outreach efforts. (Campaign for College Opportunity)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Community colleges nationwide are bracing for another drop in enrollment this year, especially among students of color. Data from the National College Attainment Network shows only about 55% of high school seniors have applied for federal financial aid. And the National Stude ...Read More

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