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PNS Daily Newscast - June 15, 2021 


Enbridge Energy wins a round on the Line 3 pipeline, but tribal activists say they'll keep fighting, and President Biden issues a warning to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.


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The U.S. has seen more than 270 mass shootings in 2021 as lawmakers argue over causes and strategies, President Biden previews his meeting with Vladimir Putin, and Novavax says its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective.

Public News Service - WA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Some Seattle restaurants secure their salmon supplies months in advance, to ensure they can serve this iconic Northwest fish. (Aldo/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- If the Pacific Northwest has a taste, it's for the region's salmon, but as the iconic fish species dwindles, it also effects a food chain that brings the salmon from boats to plates. A Northwest infrastructure proposal is seen by some as a lifeline to industries across the region. John

About 9% of the population globally is food insecure. (tong2530/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- The United States has rejoined the Paris climate agreement, an indicator the Biden administration plans to get serious about reducing the country's carbon emissions. Kristie Ebi, professor of global health and environment at the University of Washington, said it's not only good fo

The nonprofit Save the Children has helped distribute 600,000 meals to kids in rural Washington during the pandemic. (Dmitriy/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- Hunger is on the rise across the country because of the pandemic, and it can be especially hard to get food to children living in rural areas. In Washington state, hunger is up at least 5% in every county. The nonprofit Save the Children has helped distribute 600,000 meals to kids in ru

The Child and Adult Care Food Program serves more than 4.2 million children healthy meals and snacks each day. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- Some child-care providers in Washington state can get reimbursed to serve healthy meals. The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program also helps cover costs for emergency homeless shelters and adult-care centers. It's specifically aimed at organizations that serve low-income families.

The Renton school district serves about 15,500 students. (Marc Sanchez/Adobe Stock)

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RENTON, Wash. -- School bus drivers want to help students struggling during the pandemic, but drivers in the Renton school district feel like their plans to provide more aid have been stymied. Beth DeCou is a driver in the district and president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 6367. Sh

States are closely watching negotiations over a novel coronavirus relief package in Congress. (sherryvsmith/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- Members of Congress are back in Washington, D.C., after their summer recess and novel coronavirus relief is the biggest looming issue in front of them. Because of COVID-19's hit to the economy, the situation for Washingtonians is dire: 445,000 households do not have enough food, impacti

The Seattle demonstrations against the World Trade Organization in 1999 are seen as turning point in how police handle protests. (Steve Kaiser/Flickr)

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SEATTLE - In the past week of demonstrations over George Floyd's death, videos on social media have shown police across the nation using force to subdue protesters. In some cases, the extra force has been a response to property damage. The scenes are similar to the 1960s. In response Pat Gillham,

Since 2018, California has had a law in place allowing businesses to prepare food in home kitchens. (Andy Dean/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- While a bill to legalize home kitchens for businesses has died in the Washington state Legislature, supporters believe the effort helped create momentum for next session. Under current law, food for public sale has to be prepared in a commercial kitchen. That creates barriers, especially

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