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PNS Daily News- February 12, 2016 


Here's what we're following: the Clean Power Plan is being put on hold for now but wildlife advocates say that's no reason for states to stop making changes, more people are being exonerated in the United States and Albert Einstein made a prediction over a century ago, and he was right.

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A bill to restore Arizona's KidsCare health insurance program advanced this week in the state legislature. (Wikimedia Commons)\
Thursday, February 11, 2016
PHOENIX - A bill to fully restore Arizona's KidsCare health insurance program cleared a major hurdle this week when it was approved unanimously by the state House Committee on Health. During the recession, the program was scaled back because of ...Read More
USDA will offer lead testing to WIC recipients in Flint. (Pixabay)\
Thursday, February 11, 2016
LANSING, Mich. - Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) dropped into Flint, Mich., on Wednesday to offer support for residents reeling from the water crisis. Deputy Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Dr ...Read More
A unique multi-state conference will be held in early March to help communities establish closer farm-to-school relations. (Center for Rural Affairs)\
Thursday, February 11, 2016
DES MOINES, Iowa – Farmers, ranchers, school administrators, educators, students and community leaders from the Midwest will gather in Nebraska City, Neb., on March 2 for the Midwest Farm to School Conference. Sarah Smith, farm to school ...Read More
New regulations in Utah now allow patients entering a hospital to designate a family caregiver that will be the official contact person. (wirelog/morguefile)\
Thursday, February 11, 2016
MIDVALE, Utah - A new rule in Utah gives important new rights to family caregivers when a loved one is in the hospital. The Patient Designated Caregiver Rule, proposed by AARP Utah and issued by the Utah Department of Health, allows each patient to ...Read More
State regulators voted against allowing the injection of oil and gas wastewater into the Madison Aquifer, a future source of drinking water. (Matthew Bowden/Wikimedia Commons)\
Thursday, February 11, 2016
CHEYENNE, Wy. - The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Aethon Energy's request for an exemption allowing them to dispose millions of barrels of oil and gas wastewater into a portion of the Madison Aquifer ...Read More
Indiana's official language would become more gender neutral under a bill that's been approved by the House. \
Thursday, February 11, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS – Women elected to statewide office in Indiana get referred to as "he" in the laws that spell out their duties. Some female lawmakers are now seeking to change that. When State Auditor Suzanne Crouch took office in 2013 she ...Read More