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PNS Daily News - October 9, 2015 

Featured on our Friday rundown; Republicans attempt to regroup in their failed quest for a new House Speaker; Connecticut’s highest court says “no” to reconsidering the death penalty; plus an update on protections for exotic animals.

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About 30,000 pounds of venison are collected each year in Michigan to feed hungry families. Credit: Scott Bauer/USDA\
Thursday, October 8, 2015
LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's deer hunting season is expected to be better than last year, which could mean more food for the state's hungry. Michigan Sportsman Against Hunger collects about 30,000 pounds of venison each year that is processed and ...Read More
A national conference focusing on how citizens can keep an eye on their government will take place in Denver this weekend. Credit: Akabei/iStockphoto\
Thursday, October 8, 2015
DENVER - The 2015 National Freedom of Information Summit is coming to Denver this weekend. The event is designed to open up the public's access to information on issues ranging from police body cameras to government emails and emerging online ...Read More
Leaders of a teachers union are demanding charter schools reject a provision allowing charter employees to bypass the admissions lottery process. Credit: Anissa Thompson/FreeImages.com.\
Thursday, October 8, 2015
NEW YORK – A New York law passed earlier this year allowing charter schools to bypass the admissions lottery process and offer 15 percent of available seats to the children of charter employees has some union leaders up in arms. Charter ...Read More
Shackling during pregnancy and childbirth can lead to serious medical problems. Credit: luctheo/pixabay.com\
Thursday, October 8, 2015
NEW YORK - A bill reinforcing the state ban on shackling incarcerated women during childbirth passed the Legislature in June, but it still hasn't become law. Full shackles include handcuffs attached to a waist chain, and foot shackles. The state ...Read More
Preventive care saves lives by detecting chronic diseases early. Credit: Bill Branson/Wikimedia Commons.\
Thursday, October 8, 2015
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Almost half of Connecticut residents surveyed are not using the free preventive health care available under the Affordable Care Act. The survey, conducted by the Connecticut Health I Team, found that almost 90 percent of ...Read More
Eau Claire Democrat Dana Wachs is working on legislation to replace the Federal Perkins Loan Program, which was killed by the U.S. Senate last week. Credit: Wisconsin State Legislature\
Thursday, October 8, 2015
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Legislation which would have extended the Federal Perkins Loan Program, which provided financial assistance to more than half a million students throughout the country, was blocked last week in the U.S. Senate. Eau Claire ...Read More