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    PNS Daily News - July 28, 20150 

    A wide range of issues on today’s nationwide rundown including; the Boy Scouts of America open the door to gay adult leaders; we’ll tell you how Colorado schools are improving air quality for kids; and an update on Milwaukee’s mysterious lion case.


PHOTO: CIDNY's Susan Dooha of the Center for Independence of the Disabled New York received a proclamation at New York's City Hall on Thursday in honor of her group's efforts to help New Yorkers at the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Photo courtesy Center for Independence of the Disabled New York.

NEW YORK - Big strides forward. That's the big picture as New Yorkers celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but there are still major hurdles in the way. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, said the ADA produce ...Read More

PHOTO: Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and a number of events to celebrate the milestone is planned across Iowa this weekend. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees that they have the same opportunities as everyone else. Photo credit: Jason Doiy.

DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s a major milestone as the landmark civil rights law that ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was spearheaded by former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and sign ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina is pulling all branches of government together to find solutions to handling the state's population with mental illness and addiction issues. Photo credit: Penywise/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Mental health advocates are calling the Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force announced by Governor Pat McCrory "unprecedented." The Task Force aims to bring together all three branches of government to work together on issues related to mental health and addiction. Jack ...Read More

PHOTO: Medicaid, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, provides health coverage to more than half a million low income seniors, children, and people with disabilities in New Mexico, a new report concludes. Photo credit:

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new report shows how many people in New Mexico benefit from Medicaid as the program's 50th anniversary on July 30 draws near. Judy Solomon, vice president of health policy with the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says Medicaid provides health coverage for 576, ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from AARP finds about 1.4 million family caregivers in Ohio provided nearly one million hours of unpaid care to their parents, spouses, partners and other adult loved ones in 2013. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 1.4 million Ohioans spend their days – and nights – responding to the needs of an older loved one. A new report from AARP's Public Policy Institute highlights the struggles these family caregivers face. Beth Hargreaves of Youngstown cares for her aging m ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from AARP puts the value of the work being done by Minnesota's unpaid family caregivers at nearly $8 billion a year. Photo credit: Fred Froese.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – There's still much to be done, but Minnesota is among a handful of states making progress to support the growing number of unpaid family caregivers. A new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute illustrates one recent change that's taking some of the burden off nearly 6 ...Read More

PHOTO: Some children in Tennessee are getting some much needed summer fun this week at a camp that caters to those who have juvenile arthritis. Photo courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – They deal with health issues that most of their peers don't understand, but this week children in Tennessee with juvenile arthritis are just being kids at a place called Camp AcheAway. The camp in Nashville offers traditional activities, including campfires, swimming and n ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA says it plans to ban agricultural use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, commonly used on some California crops. Photo credit: Chris Jordan-Bloch/Earthjustice.

FRESNO, Calif. – Environmental and farm workers' groups are cheering this week's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it plans to ban agricultural use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The EPA banned the use of chlorpyrifos in homes 15 years ago. The agency now acknowle ...Read More

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