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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.

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GRAPHIC: Without their Social Security benefits, the number of Maine seniors living in poverty would jump by 36 percentage points, according to a new report. Courtesy CBPP

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PORTLAND, Maine - Without their Social Security benefits, the number of Maine seniors living in poverty would jump by 36 percentage points, according to a new report. In these difficult economic times, said report author Paul Van de Water, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Prioriti

PHOTO: Children’s advocates say they’re not surprised by the finding of a nationwide Kids Count survey showing close to half of Maine’s kids eight and under are living in low-income households and most likely will lag in early development as a result. Courtesy Ed.gov

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PORTLAND, Maine - A new report on the developmental effect of poverty on children nationwide shows only 36 percent of third graders are on track in terms of the cognitive development that is crucial to later learning, and low-income and minority children are doing even worse. According to Rita Fur

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PORT CLYDE, Maine - This week marks the start of year two of the sometimes-controversial "sector management" plan for commercial fishing in local waters, and catch limits are up for most types of local groundfish. Gary Libby, a fisherman from Port Clyde, says he prefers the sector management plan,

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WATERVILLE, Maine - "Big box" stores have been springing up all over Maine in the last decade, as many "mom-and-pop" grocery stores that once were plentiful have closed their doors. The smaller, rural grocery stores have disappeared from the landscape, unable to compete as cheaper prices of the majo

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