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PNS Weekend Update - April 30, 2016 


We’re covering a wide variety of topics on this weekend’s rundown, including: several U.S. military members are being punished over a deadly airstrike; some human rights groups are holding an anti-hate rally; this weekend, it’s time to celebrate Healthy Kids Day.

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Chemical plants in Texas release tons of deadly toxins and carcinogens each year through breakdowns and maintenance errors, according to a new report. (DanielAzocar/iStockphoto)\
Friday, April 29, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas - Preventable breakdowns and maintenance errors are causing chemical plants across Texas to spew tons of toxic substances into the air each year, according to a new report. The Environmental Integrity Project and Environment Texas ...Read More
An estimated 15 percent of Indiana residents don't know where their next meal will come from. A new report by Feeding America breaks it down by county. (USDA)\
Friday, April 29, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS - Too many Hoosiers still go hungry, according to a new report. The newly released 2016 "Map the Meal Gap" report from the group Feeding America detailed food insecurity rates in every county and congressional district in the country ...Read More
Wyoming is commemorating workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace. The state consistently ranks among the highest for numbers of on-the-job fatalities. (Lagereek/iStockphoto)\
Friday, April 29, 2016
JACKSON, Wyo. - Wyoming workers who have been killed or injured on the job are being honored this morning at Jackson's City Council chambers. The U.S. Department of Labor recently ranked Wyoming last in the nation for workplace safety, with 37 work- ...Read More
Monday is National Law Day, and legal aid groups are offering free consultations at Ask-A-Lawyer Day in Las Vegas. (serggn/iStockphoto)\
Friday, April 29, 2016
LAS VEGAS - If you've got a legal question but can't afford an attorney, you're in luck. The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is sponsoring its fifth annual free "Ask a Lawyer" day on Monday, in honor of National Law Day. Additional attorneys ...Read More
The Missouri Budget Project says struggling families would benefit from a couple of pieces of legislation currently being considered in the state. (Veronica Carter)\
Friday, April 29, 2016
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Only a couple of weeks are left in the legislative session in Missouri, and advocacy groups are hoping to get a couple of bills approved that benefit working families. The Missouri Budget Project has been pushing for passage ...Read More
Amy Tolliver with the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership says a sharp hike in cigarette taxes would be a win-win. (Dan Heyman)\
Friday, April 29, 2016
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia pregnancy-care providers want lawmakers to "pass the buck" by raising the state cigarette tax by $1 a pack. With a big hole in the state budget, the $150 million more a year in tobacco revenue looks appealing ...Read More
Access to a gun in a domestic-violence situation vastly increases the likelihood of homicide. (Rusty Frank/Wikimedia Commons)\
Friday, April 29, 2016
HARTFORD, Conn. - A bill to help protect victims of domestic violence passed in Connecticut's House of Representatives on Wednesday. By a 104-42 vote, the House sent House Bill 5054 on to the Senate for consideration. That bill would require those ...Read More