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PNS Daily News - September 20, 2017 


We're covering stories from around the globe including: Republican House leaders say they're ready to pass a new health care bill; Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico; and a new list highlights areas that are 'Too Wild to Drill.'

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Archive: September 12, 2017

Health experts say kids should be involved in activities such as soccer to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. (Edward N. Johnson/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The growing epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States has health experts worried about children's well-being. The percent of children who are considered overweight has more than tripled since the 1970s, and being overweight can lead to devastating health effects. Kaiser Pe ...Read More

PACE enrolled its first students this year, with an emphasis on trauma-informed education. (PACE)

NEW BERN, N.C. – The current climate of the state and country when it comes to talk of race and civil rights is not lost on North Carolina students, and one school in New Bern is aiming to address that. This year, the Peletah Academic Center for Excellence (PACE) opened its doors to a small ...Read More

A Denver non-profit has made it possible for small rural communities such as Colorado's Platteville to offer their residents video coverage of civic meetings free of charge. (plattevillegov.org)

DENVER – A Denver non-profit is making it easier for people interested in civic affairs to keep track of what's happening at City Hall. Open Source Media has developed a new software being adopted by municipal governments that archives video of city meetings that residents can watch at home. ...Read More

The stigma associated with suicide is a major issue in South Dakota, which has the 7th-highest rate of suicide in the country. (Marie L./Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – This week is Suicide Prevention Week and one of the biggest fights in stopping these tragedies is confronting the stigma associated with it. Angela Drake, a board member of the South Dakota chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, says Midwesterners are peopl ...Read More

Mobile health units from California are serving 50 to 80 hurricane survivors per day in Texas this week. (Clinica Sierra Vista)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – California community health centers are sending teams and equipment to aid hurricane victims, even though the centers are staring down a funding cliff - at risk of losing 70 percent of their federal funding unless Congress takes action by the end of the month. Clinica S ...Read More

Nevada ranks 15th worst in the U.S. for fraud and identity-theft complaints, an issue that fraud expert Frank Abagnale will address in an appearance on Thursday. (AARP Nevada)

LAS VEGAS – A famous con man is coming to Las Vegas on Friday - to give some free advice on how to avoid becoming the victim of fraud or identity theft. Frank Abagnale - who was played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Catch Me If You Can" - will speak on Thursday evening at the Gold Coast ...Read More

The Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education program is in its 27th year. (Chesapeake Bay Foundation)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Two dozen students held class in canoes Monday to learn first-hand the importance of clean water. It was the opening day of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's fall 2017 Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program, or SWEEP. Students from the Steelton High School Scie ...Read More

Advocates warn that education funding could be cut by $1 billion this school year. (pxhere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A wide-raging coalition of organizations took to the Capitol rotunda on Monday to warn of possible cuts if legislators don't finalize Pennsylvania's budget in the next few days. The spending plan went into effect on July 1, and the state Senate passed a bipartisan measure t ...Read More

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