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PNS Weekend Update - July 4, 2015 


Our Independence Day news features stories from around the nation including: Americans on guard after a terror alert; a warning about firework dangers for people and pets; and the code to know before flying the flag.

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PHOTO: This holiday weekend and beyond, state agencies and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals remind pet owners to keep them safe from fireworks and out of hot vehicles. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. \
Friday, July 3, 2015
DENVER - It's the Fourth of July weekend, and that means picnics, barbecues, and of course, fireworks. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is urging pet owners to celebrate safely this year. Tina Wismer, a veterinarian ...Read More
PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.\
Thursday, July 2, 2015
LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community ...Read More
GRAPHIC: To help improve the state's air quality, thousands of Utah residents are expected to drive less this month as part of the annual Clear the Air Challenge. Graphic courtesy Salt Lake Chamber.\
Thursday, July 2, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah residents are being asked to drive less in July as part of the state's annual Clear the Air Challenge, which organizers say has helped stop thousands of tons of emissions from entering the atmosphere. Ryan Evans ...Read More
PHOTO: Mentors are needed across the state for ASPIRE, a program that pairs middle school and high school students with mentors to help kids explore and consider college and career options. Photo courtesy of ASPIRE.\
Thursday, July 2, 2015
SALEM, Ore. – Oregon will soon be rethinking the way English-Language Learner (ELL) students are taught – and how funds are spent in support of that mission, after Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law this week to convene an advisory ...Read More
GRAPH: With most workers in Minnesota and across the U.S. now in charge of their own retirement with IRAs and 401(k)s, the Department of Labor has proposed that all brokers and financial advisers who provide retirement advice should be subject to a fiduciary duty. Graph courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor.\
Thursday, July 2, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The way retirement is funded for most Minnesotans has changed dramatically over the past few decades and with workers taking on more of the liability and risk, efforts are underway to better protect their savings. Public ...Read More