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PNS Daily News - August 4, 2015 

Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; reaction to the Obama administration’s clean energy plan; a church pastor in New Mexico pledges Sunday’s bombings won’t stop his church’s mission; and a controversy brewing over guns in parks in Tennessee.

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PHOTO: The EPA released its final Clean Power Plan on Monday. Cold water fisheries in Montana have been affected by climate change because of reduced water volume, increased pollution and warming water temperatures. Yellowstone cutthroat trout photo courtesy National Park Service.\
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
LIVINGSTON, Mont. – The EPA's Clean Power Plan was finalized Monday, and the decision is connected to Montana's energy industry, agriculture and recreation. The plan requires states to reduce carbon emissions to slow the pace of climate ...Read More
PHOTO: Gov. Butch Otter has proclaimed this week National Farmers Market Awareness Week in the Gem State. Idaho has dozens of markets around the state, and even mobile food markets in some cities. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.\
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
BOISE, Idaho – This week marks National Farmers Market Awareness Week in Idaho, as proclaimed by Governor Butch Otter. One goal of the week is to highlight the role markets play in local economies by keeping money in communities and ...Read More
PHOTO: Leadership at Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces is pledging this week's bombing will not deter church services, or its mission in the community. Photo courtesy of Calvary Baptist Church.\
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Pastor Scott Rodgers with Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, one two churches in the city where bombs exploded during Sunday morning services, says the violent act will not deter his church's mission. Rodgers says it is ...Read More
PHOTO: Every year billions of gallons of raw sewage overflow into New York lakes and rivers, and a new DEC proposal may not require all overflow incidents to be reported. Photo courtesy New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection.\
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
NEW YORK – Environmentalists are raising a stink over a loophole in proposed regulations for reporting overflowing sewage systems in New York state. Every year, heavy rains cause billions of gallons of bacteria-laden raw sewage to overflow ...Read More
PHOTO: With North Carolina's aging population expected to increase over the next several decades, a report from the North Carolina Justice Center underlines the importance of living wages for caregivers. Photo credit: Ladyheart/Morguefile.\
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. – The hourly amount Medicaid is willing to reimburse for caregiver support of older North Carolinians, or others in need, has decreased by almost $2 since state cuts were enacted in 2014. As a result, North Carolina caregivers ...Read More