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PNS Daily News - July 29, 2015 

We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; protests are planned today at the office of a Minnesota dentist accused of illegally killing a protected lion named Cecil during a big game hunt in Zimbabwe; and a bipartisan deal in the Senate will likely extend funding for a program supporters say is critical for protecting America public lands; and we report on Generation Z’s impact on the workplace.

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PHOTO: Lions should be hunted no more, says the Animal Rights Coalition. The Twin Cities-based ARC wants an end to big-game hunts after the killing of a lion in Africa by a Minnesota big-game hunter. Photo credit: Matt MacGillivray/Flickr.\
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Protests are planned today at the office of a Minnesota dentist who has come under fire for hunting down a lion in Zimbabwe. Walter Palmer, 55, of Eden Prairie reportedly spent $50,000 for the big-game hunt, where he killed a ...Read More
PHOTO: Auto accidents have taken 144 lives in Arizona so far this year, a 35-percent increase over the same time period of last year. Photo of wreck on I-10 near Quartzite courtesy Arizona Department of Public Safety.\
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PHOENIX - Traffic deaths in Arizona are up 35 percent compared with the first half of last year, and the Department of Public Safety says it is cracking down on drivers to try to slow the trend. There were 144 traffic deaths on state and federal ...Read More
PHOTO: The Land and Water Conservation Fund is just two months from expiring, but a bipartisan deal in Congress could save it. In New Mexico, the program has helped create outdoor resources from city parks to the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich. \
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The future appears positive for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a federal government program that in New Mexico has helped to create Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. A ...Read More
Photo: The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs warns consumers to beware of secret-shopper offers they receive through email or phone calls. Photo credit: aimeelow/morguefile.com\
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Getting paid to shop sounds like the perfect job, and while plenty of reputable companies conduct consumer research with the help of secret shoppers, plenty of scam artists use the practice as a window into your bank account ...Read More
PHOTO: More than 600,000 Oregonians rely on Medicare for their health coverage, and the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program helps thousands of them navigate a complex system. Photo credit: AlexRaths/iStockphoto.com.\
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. - Medicare has a big birthday this week. The federal health insurance program for older Americans is turning 50. Before the program was created, about half of all seniors in the United States were uninsured. Today, the system has ...Read More
PHOTO: Ensuring that children in Nevada have enough to eat is the mission of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and other support groups as thousands of children get ready to head back to school. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.\
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
RENO, Nev. - Proper nutrition for students is a major focus for educators and private support groups as thousands of children in Nevada will soon head back to school. Jocelyn Lantrip, marketing director at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, said her ...Read More
PHOTO: A new study shows that Medicaid, or Medi-Cal as it is known in California, has significantly benefited U.S. children since its inception in 1965. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.\
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. – Medicaid, or Medi-Cal as it's known in California, turns 50 years old this week – and a new study shows it has improved the lives of millions since its inception. The Georgetown Center for Children and Families ...Read More