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    PNS Daily News - December 17, 20140 


    Today’s coast to coast news features several stories including; gas prices are at their lowest level in five years and still falling; low gas prices may help the economy but hurt the climate; and new federal regulations expected this week could change the way states deal with coal ash.

Archive: December 20, 2011

NEW YORK - The deadline for New Yorkers to comment on a "fracking" plan is just weeks away, but some say the draft does nothing to assess the potential risks that hydraulic fracturing may pose to New York schoolkids. Claire Barnett, founder and executive director of Healthy Schools New York, says ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - The school year that ended last spring was marked by layoffs and cutbacks in many public school districts, and yet more New York teachers earned National Board Certification honors than the previous year. You can call them "Master Teachers" now. You can also call some of them optimist ...Read More

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It may surprise some that supporters of North Carolina's landmark Racial Justice Act (RJA) include family members of murder victims. Now, some of them are thanking Governor Beverly Perdue for vetoing a bill that would have overturned the law. The RJA permits death-row inmates to ...Read More

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Guns are now permitted by law at North Carolina parks, playgrounds and other public places, unless cities pass their own, more restrictive laws, and at least 19 municipalities have chosen to do so. The new state law that went into effect December 1 allows people with proper per ...Read More

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Iraq war may be officially over, but troops are still being deployed in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and for hundreds of New Hampshire service members, some of the toughest battles are being fought here at home. For many veterans who return to the Granite State, the battle is ...Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A lack of tax revenues means California's Medi-Cal program is about to take a hit, of $15 million. Even though state revenues were higher than last year, they weren't enough to stop such automatic "trigger" cuts. The cuts to Medi-Cal may be less severe in Southern California, wh ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - At a time when jobs are hard to come by, education advocates say a college education is more important than ever. So, they're confused by a decision by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to revoke Michigan's College Access Challenge Grant, and are calling upon him to reverse it ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The goal is to get more Minnesota children ready for kindergarten, and new federal grant money should help greatly on that path. The state has been awarded $45 million for early education in the "Race to the Top" program. Ann McCully, executive director of the Minnesota Child Car ...Read More

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