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PNS Daily News - November 26, 2015 

Our Thanksgiving Day news features topics from around the globe including: the president tries to ease concerns of a holiday threat; there’s a reason to be especially thankful for the turkey on the table today; and the world set to make another record for the hottest year.

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Owners of small shops and restaurants are hoping folks will rush past the big box-store discounts to buy local on Small Business Saturday. Credit: jzlomek/morguefile.com\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Small shops and restaurants around the state are looking for a good crowd for "Small Business Saturday," a day when people are urged to spend their money at local merchants instead of national chains. In Walla Walla, it's the ...Read More
A new system to track wrong-way drivers will be tested in Phoenix. Credit: Arizona Dept. of Transportation\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
PHOENIX – Interstate 17 in Phoenix is the deadliest stretch of road in Arizona when it comes to wrong-way crashes, with 26 deaths in the past decade. So, this week the Department of Transportation announced that's where it is going to test a ...Read More
Bills in the General Assembly would put some schools under state control. Credit: Ad Meskens/Wikimedia Commons\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Education advocates say some legislators are trying to use the state budget impasse to push through bills that would diminish the control of local districts over their schools. Senate Bill 6 even would put some schools under state ...Read More
According to a new report, such outdoor traditions in Colorado as hunting and fishing are increasingly at risk due to climate change. Courtesy: National Wildlife Federation\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
DENVER – Such outdoor traditions in Colorado as hunting and fishing are increasingly at risk due to rising temperatures and their associated effects – including stronger storms, drought and wildfires - according to a new report by the ...Read More
Fisheries biologists are just some of the positions to be filled by the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon and Washington. Courtesy: USFS Pacific Northwest Region\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. - You'll have to get organized in the next few days if you want to be considered for a job working in one of the 16 national forests in the Northwest next spring or summer. The U.S. Forest Service is hiring more than 1,000 seasonal ...Read More
A new report says the Commonwealth is missing opportunities to reach out to young people in the child welfare system, because too many end up being funneled into juvenile detention. Courtesy: Citizens for Juvenile Justice\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
BOSTON - As families across the Commonwealth gather for Thanksgiving, a new report says too many children will spend the holiday in juvenile detention because they are not getting the support they need. Naoka Carey, executive director of Citizens ...Read More
New Hampshire fishing guide Ron Sowa gives some fishing tips to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. Today he is among those crediting the lawmaker for her vote this month that blocked Senate Bill 1104, which would have blocked protection of small rivers and streams. Courtesy: E. Orff.\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
CONCORD, N.H. - Plenty of Granite Staters make a living in the wildlife recreation industry, and some say a vote earlier this month on the Clean Water Act is worthy of Thanksgiving gratitude. Ron Sowa, a licensed New Hampshire fishing guide ...Read More
As the number of working poor grows, soup kitchens and food pantries can't keep up. Credit: Greg Vojtko/Wikimedia Commons\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
NEW YORK - The working poor in New York City and the state are facing a growing epidemic of hunger, according to a new report. The report from the New York City Coalition Against Hunger found that six years after the official end of the recession ...Read More