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Why "Why" Isn't Enough: Our human need to make sense of "senseless violence" is strong, and therapeutic. We interviewed international trauma therapist Jill Freedman, M.S.W. about the immediate needs of a community reeling from profound violation and asked her how we can determine what the "right questions" are. Listen here


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PNS Weekend Update - August 30, 2014 


Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; a federal judge blocks Texas from enacting strict new abortion rules; we’ll take a look at how Labor Day marks more than just the end of summer; and progress in the battle against the number one killer in the nation.

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Friday, August 29, 2014
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's labor unions say Labor Day should be more than a long weekend at the end of summer. It should also be time to recognize the hard work - and workers - around the state. Mark Anderson, president of the South Dakota ...Read More
Friday, August 29, 2014
NEW YORK - It's a big number that's making headlines in New York, but local advocates for immigrants say the flow of unaccompanied minors to Long Island is being taken in stride. Reports published in Newsday show that Long Island leads the state ...Read More
PHOTO: A portion of the new Hickory Nut Gorge Trailhead was built by the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps. The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce says recreation opportunities like this help them bring businesses to the area. Photo courtesy of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy\
Friday, August 29, 2014
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - For some North Carolina communities, the "trail to success" for economic development is being found through actual trails. This week, Henderson County celebrated the opening of a new trailhead in Hickory Nut Gorge. Bob ...Read More
PHOTO: As Social Security marks its 79th anniversary this month, a report finds it is providing great benefits to Illinois families and the economy. Photo credit: Zimmytws/iStockphoto.com\
Thursday, August 28, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new report from the advocacy group Social Security Works, highlights the ways that at the ripe old age of 79, Social Security is helping Illinois' residents and the economy. While pensions have changed, jobs have been ...Read More
IMAGE: Several groups are asking Ohio's governor to reverse a decision to not extend a work requirement waiver for SNAP benefits to all counties. Graphic courtesy of USDA.\
Thursday, August 28, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is being asked to reverse course on a decision that has cost thousands of Ohioans federally-funded food aid. Because of the recession, from 2007 to 2013, Ohio requested a statewide federal waiver of work ...Read More