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PNS Daily News - July 31, 2014 

A variety of issues on our nationwide rundown including; it’s official the U.S. House has voted to sue President Obama; the minimum wage on the way up in Minnesota starting tomorrow; and the Alpine Lakes Bill takes another step.

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South Dakotans may be able to keep some of the worst effects of climate change at bay if new EPA rules to cut back on carbon emissions from power plants go forward. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kizer/Morguefile.\
Thursday, July 31, 2014
YANKTON, S.D. - Hundreds of people came before a regional hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Denver this week, as the agency takes public comments on rules that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants ...Read More
PHOTO: A federal lawsuit charges the City of New York with failing to make sidewalks safe for New Yorkers with disabilities. Photo courtesy of CIDNY. \
Thursday, July 31, 2014
NEW YORK – It's being called a landmark civil rights lawsuit and it claims New York City is in violation of federal disability civil rights laws. It has been 24 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became the law of the land ...Read More
PHOTO: A recent study shows that hundreds of jobs are created and millions of dollars are added to Utah's economy each year by the 40 nonprofit community health clinics in the state. Photo courtesy of the Lake County, Ill., Health Department.\
Thursday, July 31, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY – Nonprofit community health centers add hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to Utah's economy each year, according to a recent study. Alan Pruhs, executive director of the Association for Utah Community Health, says the ...Read More
PHOTO: While breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, too many Missouri kids still go without. There is hope that could change, with a successful federal program expanding to the state starting this fall. Photo credit: Infographe_Elle/morguefile.com. \
Thursday, July 31, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This fall, a new program available in Missouri will offer nutritious breakfasts and lunches for free to all students at qualifying schools – as long as administrators do their homework by the end of August. The U.S ...Read More
PHOTO: Supporters rallied at the 2014 Legislature for a higher minimum wage, and the first phase of the increase to $9.50 an hour begins Friday, with a bump from $7.25 to $8.00. Photo credit: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr.\
Thursday, July 31, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the first time in nearly a decade, Minnesota's minimum wage is on the rise, with the first phase kicking in tomorrow (Aug. 1). The initial increase will boost the minimum hourly pay for an estimated 350,000 workers by 75- ...Read More