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PNS Daily News - May 4, 2015 

We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; Immigrant rights advocates rally in Texas, calling on the Obama Administration to stop locking up women and children; a political showdown over women’s reproductive rights is brewing Colorado; it's Melanoma Monday, and the northern long-eared bat is officially under protection of the United States government.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke. The American Heart Association uses May as a time to educate people about the risk factors and signs of stroke. Dr. J ...Read More
PHOTO: The Texas House of Representatives has passed HB 31 and HB 32, which call for nearly $5 billion in sales and business tax cuts. The bills' sponsors say the measures will save a family of four $172 a year. Critics argue the state needs to invest surpluses in children and infrastructure. Photo credit: Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.\
Friday, May 1, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House passed nearly $5 billion in sales and business tax cuts earlier this week. Proponents say the move will boost the economy and put an additional $172 into a family of four's pockets. Critics warn tax cuts mean reduced ...Read More
PHOTO: A new study finds that North Dakota heart attack patients who take a private vehicle to the hospital delay their treatment by 15 minutes when compared with calling 911 for an ambulance. Photo credit: sv1ambo/Flickr.\
Friday, May 1, 2015
BISMARCK, N.D. - Driving yourself or getting a ride to the hospital in case of a heart attack may seem like a time saver, but a new study shows it actually delays the start of treatment. Study co-author Dr. Jeffrey Sather, medical director of ...Read More
PHOTO: Climate change is among the factors contributing to severe air pollution that again has earned Salt Lake City an
Thursday, April 30, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City's track record remains unbroken when it comes to getting a failing grade for air quality in the American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air" report. Christian Stumpf, regional director of public policy with ...Read More
PHOTO: Federal and state leaders are working to combat the HIV epidemic in southern Indiana. Some policy experts say syringe exchanges reduce the spread of infectious diseases and should be made accessible statewide on a permanent basis. Photo credit: Nathan F/Flickr.\
Thursday, April 30, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS – A temporary syringe exchange program is in place in Scott County to combat the HIV epidemic in Indiana, but some policy experts say it's not a long-term solution. Most of the 143 confirmed HIV cases are believed to be ...Read More