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PNS Daily News - April 24, 2014 


Among the issues featured on our nationwide rundown; new details on FCC proposed plans for net neutrality and your access to the internet fast lane; educators consider alternative methods to increase racial diversity on campus in response to the Supreme Court; and “Earth Week” efforts to boost the number of solar powered homes.

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IMAGE: The Money Out/Voters In Coalition is a sponsor of California Senate Bill 1272, which seeks to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling that found restricting political spending by corporations violated free speech. Image courtesy: MOVI\
Thursday, April 24, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Political watchdog groups are heading out on the road to rally for a state initiative that supports limits on political spending by corporations. The Overturn Citizens United Act (SB 1272) would ask California voters to ...Read More
PHOTO: The Listening Project team will survey people in Carroll and Columbiana to find out how hydraulic fracturing is impacting their lives. Photo credit: Paul Feezel.\
Thursday, April 24, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some of those most impacted by the fracking boon in Ohio have a chance to share their stories. Volunteers with the Listening Project are surveying residents of two of the most heavily drilled counties, Columbiana and ...Read More
PHOTO: Connecticut is not cost-effective turf for natural-gas
Thursday, April 24, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut may not be the most welcoming or cost-effective state for natural gas fracking, but conservation advocates are nevertheless sending an Earth Week message to ban fracking waste from entering the state. It has been ...Read More
PHOTO: As the nation celebrates Earth Week, New York conservation advocates are applauding a new move by the Governor to improve groundwater protection, an effort dealing with the number one threat to the drinking water, bays and harbors on Long Island. Photo credit: Ryssby/Wikimedia Commons.\
Thursday, April 24, 2014
NEW YORK – As the nation celebrates Earth Week, New York conservation advocates are applauding a new move by the governor to improve groundwater protection – even during super storms. Marci Bortman, director of conservation programs for ...Read More
PHOTO: The number of payday loans in Minnesota has more than doubled over the past five years, with the average borrower taking out 10 loans. Photo credit: Teresa Boardman/Flickr\
Thursday, April 24, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are expected to take up legislation today to reform the rules around payday lending in the state. Supporters say the proposal would help protect consumers from over-the-top interest rates and fees ...Read More