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    PNS Daily News - September 2, 20150 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; a manhunt underway for three suspected cop killers in Chicago; the fatal shooting of a San Antonio man prompts a call for body cameras; a settlement should end indefinite solitary confinement in California; and some tips on keeping back to school kids healthy.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Tina Manns is retiring after 23 years helping domestic violence victims. Credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An institution in West Virginia domestic violence prevention is on her way to retiring. After nearly 25 years, Tina Manns is cutting her hours as Boone County Outreach Coordinator for the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program. In countless cases, the diminutive, white-haired 8 ...Read More

Denver's District Attorney continues to dismiss wrongful conviction evidence. Credit: Susan Greene, Colorado Independent.

DENVER – A man who has served 28 years in prison for crimes he says he did not commit may get a new trial, according to a report by the Colorado Independent. A Denver District Court recently heard Clarence Moses-EL's appeal, citing new evidence in a 1987 rape, beating and burglary case. Susa ...Read More

North Dakotans can now anonymously report suspected cases of abuse, exploitation and neglect of elderly and vulnerable adults with a new phone hotline (1-855-462-5465). Credit: Xavi Talleda/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the population of North Dakota growing older, the state is taking more action to help better protect the also-growing number of elderly and vulnerable adults subject to possible abuse, neglect and exploitation. The North Dakota Department of Human Services today launches a ne ...Read More

PHOTO: A one-day snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows requests for help going unmet. According to the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, much of that has to do with the cost of maintaining shelters and housing. Photo courtesy Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows shelters straining under the pressure of budget cuts, and the need to lend life-or-death assistance to victims and survivors. In a single day – September 10, 2014 – the state's 15 domestic violence programs p ...Read More

PICTURE: A one-day snapshot of West Virginia domestic violence services taken last fall shows nine requests for help going unmet because of budget cuts. Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A snapshot of West Virginia domestic violence services shows shelters straining under the pressure of budget cuts, and the need to lend life-or-death assistance to victims and survivors. In a single day – September 10, 2014 – the state's domestic violence progr ...Read More

PHOTO: A family environment leads to far better outcomes for kids in the child-welfare system, but in Iowa a significant percentage of these children are ending up in non-family care, such as group and institutional settings. Photo credit: Liz West/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - New research shows that Iowa is falling short when it comes to the critical importance of family placement for kids in the child-welfare system. According to the report "Every Kid Needs a Family" from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, about 14 percent of those in the child-welfare ...Read More

PHOTO: On Saturday, several hundred people converged on the family detention camp in Dilley, Texas, to call for an end to the policy of locking up refugee parents and children. Photo credit: Austin Indymedia.

AUSTIN, Texas - Several hundred immigrant rights advocates rallied in Dilley, Texas, on Saturday to call for an end to family detentions. The protest kicks off a national week of action calling on the Obama Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to end the practice of locking ...Read More

PHOTO: A so-called fetal homicide law cleared a Colorado Senate committee last week and will be heard on Monday by the full state Senate. Opponents say it could lead to the criminalization of pregnant women. Photo credit: Eric Galatas.

DENVER – A so-called fetal homicide bill that supporters say would help to protect pregnant women and their unborn babies cleared a Colorado Senate committee last week and will be heard by the full Senate today. Senate Bill 268 followed an attack on a woman in Longmont in which her eight-mont ...Read More

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