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PNS Daily News - Friday November 27, 2015 

We’re featuring a variety of topics in today’s news including: Chicago protestors demanding more information about a deadly police shooting; an innovative housing program for ex-offenders shows promise in New York; and some Black Friday deals may not be worth the hassle.

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California is failing to provide shelter for two-thirds of its homeless population. Credit: Compass Family Services\
Friday, November 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO – California needs to do a much better job of caring for the homeless – because almost two-thirds are sleeping outside with no shelter, according to a new report from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development ...Read More
Consumer advocates suggest Mainers do a little bit of homework before they head into the Black Friday shopping crowds. Credit: M. Clifford \
Friday, November 27, 2015
AUGUSTA, Maine – It is prime time for holiday shopping today and as Mainers prepare to face the crowds in search of the best >Black Friday bargains consumer advocates say a little homework is in order. Paula Fleming, vice president of ...Read More
Thousands of North Dakota retailers will be participating in Small Business Saturday this weekend.\
Friday, November 27, 2015
FARGO, N.D. – Once the hype of Black Friday settles, thousands of locally owned shops, bookstores and restaurants will take the spotlight Saturday for Small Business Saturday. In North Dakota, the operators of smaller stores such as Zandbroz ...Read More
Small businesses make up  nearly 50 percent of the employment in Indiana. Credit: seemann/morguefile\
Friday, November 27, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Small businesses in Indiana are hopeful Black Friday's shopping momentum will carry into Saturday. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a day encouraging holiday shoppers to patronize the little guys. Jacob Schpok, executive ...Read More
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