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PNS Weekend Update - May 23, 2015 

In focus on our nationwide rundown: The U.S. Senate shoots down a comprise on domestic spying; a new survey finds a majority of voters in the Lone Star State oppose LGBT discrimination; and a safety mindset for boaters over this long Memorial Day weekend.

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PHOTO: Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of the boating season in Illinois, and law enforcement officers are asking boaters to think of safety before getting out on the water. Photo credit wad247/morguefile. \
Friday, May 22, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Before leaving the dock for Memorial Day Weekend fun, authorities are using National Safe Boating Week to encourage Illinois boaters to keep safety as a mindset. Whether it's a boat, canoe or kayak, said Sgt. Chris Stone ...Read More
PHOTO: Unqualified doctors, inadequate medical leadership and a lack of sanitary medical facilities are among the problems a report finds are occurring at facilities within the Illinois Department of Corrections. Photo credit: Tim Pearce/Flickr.\
Thursday, May 21, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A report filed in federal court uncovers sweeping problems at Illinois Department of Corrections facilities impacting the health of prisoners. The report was completed as part of a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of medical ...Read More
Photo: People can help those that are hungry by adding a row to their garden this spring. Photo by GDNS.\
Thursday, May 21, 2015
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - To celebrate its 40th anniversary and help feed hungry people, Feeding South Dakota is starting its "Plant A Row" campaign with a goal of receiving 40,000 pounds of fresh produce. The organizations Development Director Kerri ...Read More
PHOTO: May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and while teen pregnancy rates are at an all-time low nationally, at least 23 Indiana teens become pregnant each day. Photo credit: Grietgriet/Morguefile.\
Thursday, May 21, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Teen pregnancy rates have reached historic lows in recent years, but there are still an estimated 23 Hoosier teens who become pregnant each day. During National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May, reproductive health advocates ...Read More
PHOTO: Hundreds of families are expected to be impacted by Arizona lawmakers limiting welfare benefits to a one-year lifetime cap, making it the nation's shortest cap. Photo credit: Gov. Doug Ducey.\
Thursday, May 21, 2015
PHOENIX - It appears Arizona will have the nation's shortest lifetime cap on welfare benefits after state lawmakers approved action limiting it to one year. The Arizona Department of Economic Security will implement the policy change to the ...Read More