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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2021 


A new study finds big gains in living-wage jobs under Biden Infrastructure Plan; U.S. House passes major protections for LGBTQ Americans.


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A $15 minimum wage is out for now; Capitol Police on past and current threats; House passes major milestone for equality; and voting rights targeted across the nation.

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Many elementary school teachers were not able to provide direct instruction in academic skills more than once per week during school closures, with more than 20% reporting never providing direct instruction in academic skills. (Pixabay)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- As kids and parents navigate the uncertain territory of being back in school during a pandemic, a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study shows elementary teachers nationwide believe just 3 out of 5 of their students were prepared to advance to the next grade level after schools sh

AARP Nebraska is hopeful that family medical leave and tax credits for caregivers will be considered in upcoming legislative sessions. (Mark Goebel/Flickr)

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LINCOLN, Neb. — In a legislative session dominated by fiscal woes, state lawmakers passed several measures that should help improve the lives of Nebraskans ages 50 and over. Jina Ragland, associate state director of advocacy and outreach at AARP Nebraska, said their volunteers were on the gr

The disabilities-rights community says it was not consulted on a bill in Congress promising so-called

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A bill in Congress aimed at strengthening the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may not be what it seems, according to its critics. The U.S. House could vote this week on the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), which would give businesses accused of not comply

Voter turnout among individuals with disabilities is typically lower than for those who do not have a disability. (justgrimes/Flickr)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- People with disabilities represent nearly one-sixth of the total electorate in the United States, and during National Disability Voter Registration Week, these folks are encouraged to ensure their voices are heard. Kathy Hoell, executive director at the Nebraska Statewide Independ

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