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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2014 


A variety of issues on today's rundown including; the U.S. House gives thumbs up to arming Syrian rebels; faith leaders from New York to Colorado taking action for immigrants; and celebrating that lesser known Pacific Northwest fish species—the sturgeon.

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PHOTO: A new proposal would provide doctors an easy way to practice in multiple states, and could especially help rural, medically underserved areas. Photo credit: the Federation of State Medical Boards. \
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state compact, a licensed doctor ...Read More
PHOTO: Some of the Virginians who say they would benefit from expanding the Medicaid program are reminding state lawmakers that it's more than a political battle as they debate the issue. Photo of a past Medicare expansion rally courtesy of Virginia Organizing.\
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. - As Virginia lawmakers gather to consider Medicaid expansion, some of those who would benefit are reminding them what's at stake. Dorothy Taulbee, 76, of Wise County said she would have died of cancer if not for a visit to a free ...Read More
PHOTO: A metro Detroit woman hopes Detroit will soon be known as the Little Free Library capital of the world, as she works to raise money to place the community book boxes throughout the city. Photo courtesy of Detroit Little Free Library Campaign.\
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
DETROIT - Over the years, Detroit has held many titles and nicknames, many of them negative - which is why, as the city works to reinvent itself, one local woman is on a mission to crown it the "Little Free Library capital of the world." Kim ...Read More
PHOTO: North Carolina ranked third in the nation in 2013 for solar installations, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Graphic courtesy SEIA.\
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - North Carolina could come closer to living up to its solar-power potential with a $500 million investment from Duke Energy. The corporation said this week it will construct three solar farms to generate 128 megawatts of ...Read More
PHOTO: Baltimore is encouraging citizens, groups and businesses to be creative with proposals to turn vacant lots into spaces that benefit neighborhoods, and the environment. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Trust\
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
BALTIMORE - Taking an eyesore and turning it into neighborhood "eye candy." Winners are sharing nearly $300,000 in funding in the Growing Green Design Competition: Vacant Lots Transformed. Their projects will improve neighborhoods and include ...Read More