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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20150 

    A divided Supreme Court issues three major rulings to end this term and we have reaction from coast-to-coast on today’s rundown; also 25 cities working to improve the chances of economic success for veterans; and a look at how summer jobs can help teens invest in the future.


PHOTO: Minnesota is taking action to help try to determine causes of, and cures for, Alzheimer's disease, the fastest-growing medical condition in the nation. Photo credit: michael_swan/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With the number of Minnesotans with Alzheimer's and related forms of dementia on the rise, the state is stepping up to support efforts around research and public awareness. The final budget agreed upon by lawmakers and the governor sets aside $1 million for research into the ...Read More

PHOTO: Eric Thomas was paralyzed from the neck down in a shooting, but went on to open his own business, EZ Awareness By Design, thanks to assistance from Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan's self-employment services program. Photo courtesy of E. Thomas.

FLINT, Mich. – Earning a living in a rewarding career is part of the American dream, and the goal of an innovative Goodwill Industries program is to ensure the American Dream is accessible to everyone – including those with disabilities. Cheryl Osborn manages the self-employment service ...Read More

PHOTO: Las Vegas is scheduled to get some special visitors on bicycles Tuesday as the Journey of Hope crosses the country raising money and awareness for people with disabilities. Photo courtesy of The Ability Experience.

LAS VEGAS - College students cycling across the country to raise money and awareness about people with disabilities are scheduled to stop in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members will ride about 3,700 miles over two months from California to Washington, D.C., and raise more than $50 ...Read More

PHOTO: Solomom Wolde relies on two prosthetic limbs to be able to walk and says New York lawmakers need to act to help ensure mobility of thousands of fellow New Yorkers. Credit: Mike Clifford

NEW YORK - None of us wants to ponder what life would be like if we lost a limb; but a new change in policy for the New York State of Health marketplace just made life more manageable for thousands. At issue was how often and how many prosthetic limbs could be replaced for New Yorkers who rely on w ...Read More

PHOTO: Local health leaders and educators are gathering in Chicago Tuesday with national experts to examine the ways Illinois is working to improve primary care. Photo credit: Vic/Flickr.

CHICAGO - It's a meeting of the minds over medical care in Illinois as doctors, pharmacists and educators are gathering in Chicago today to highlight community-based interventions that are improving health and enhancing primary care. Board chair of Family Medicine for America's Health, Dr. Glen St ...Read More

PHOTO: About 73 percent of Iowa students with disabilities graduate on time, but that rate is still 20 percent lower than those students without disabilities. Photo credit: Bill and Vicki Tracey/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - As high school seniors don their caps and gowns at ceremonies across the state, new research finds a major gap in the odds of students with disabilities getting their diploma on time. According to a study from America's Promise Alliance, Iowa students with disabilities have a hig ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Oregon says the typical family caregiver is a woman in her 60s who works full or part-time and helps her older parent with transportation and chores, and often oversees medications and personal finances. Photo credit: click/

SALEM, Ore. - A new AARP survey of Oregonians ages 45 and older finds most of them are, or one day will be, caregivers for an aging family member. Groups that want the state to acknowledge that, and pitch in to help, converge on the Capitol today. As lawmakers wrestle with budget decisions, the "C ...Read More

PHOTO: There are hundreds of thousands of Iowans with disabilities, and some of them will be at the state Capitol this week, meeting with lawmakers and learning more about how to be engaged in the political process. Photo credit: Jim Bowen/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - From every corner of the state, individuals with disabilities are converging on the Iowa Capitol today to take part in Advocating for Change Day. Becky Harker, executive director of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council, said the day is a chance for people to meet with thei ...Read More

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