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    PNS Daily News - June 28, 20160 


    Here’s a look at what’s making news: a Supreme Court abortion ruling could have implications across the nation; a victory for salmon habitats in Washington; and doctors urged to screen teens for suicide risk.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Bars of soap aimed at human trafficking prevention will be distributed to hotels during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (M. Kuhlman)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Some 50,000 people are expected to converge on Cleveland during the Republican National Convention in July. And among those who will not be there for political reasons are people who sell others for sex. Theresa Flores was trafficked as a teen and as a survivor founded S.O.A.P. o ...Read More

Some Minnesotans will take part in National Gun Violence Awareness Day to honor those who've died from gun violence. (Morguefile)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As gun related violence rises in some parts of Minnesota, local gun control advocates are wearing orange today to bring awareness to the issue. Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and several groups, including Everytown for Gun Safety, are taking a cue from the hu ...Read More

The number of homeless in CT has dropped 4 percent since 2007.  (Ed Yourdon/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut continues to make progress toward ending homelessness, according to the latest count. The annual survey, released Wednesday, showed a decrease of almost four-percent in overall homelessness compared to last year. That's the lowest since the statewide counts began in 200 ...Read More

An address confidentiality bill could protect survivors of abuse from being harassed or stalked. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill under consideration at the Statehouse could help ease some of the fears felt by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. House Bill 359 would establish a voluntary program that would create a confidential address for them which, according to Nancy Neylon, executive ...Read More

Marshall University counseling professor Carol Smith says new research about how trauma can change the brain shows a lot of practical promise. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - A new understanding of how trauma changes the brain shows promise of helping with crime, education, health care, even parenting. Marshall University professor of counseling Carol Smith says traumatic injuries can be emotional or physical. She says the bad news is they can cha ...Read More

Access to a gun in a domestic-violence situation vastly increases the likelihood of homicide. (Rusty Frank/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - A bill to help protect victims of domestic violence passed in Connecticut's House of Representatives on Wednesday. By a 104-42 vote, the House sent House Bill 5054 on to the Senate for consideration. That bill would require those subject to temporary restraining orders to turn ove ...Read More

A program in Missouri helps crime victims remain anonymous by allowing them to use a P.O. box instead of a physical address. (Virgina Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri is highlighting a program to help crime victims stay anonymous. It's called "Safe At Home." It was set up in 2007 and gives victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and stalking a more anonymous address they can use. Stephanie Fleming, communications direct ...Read More

Nevadans are being urged to wear denim on Wednesday to show support for victims of sexual assault. (DenimDayInfo.org)

LAS VEGAS - Advocates for victims of sexual assault across Nevada are asking people to wear jeans on Wednesday to support them on international Denim Day. It's a protest that started 24 years ago in Italy, where a high-court judge freed an accused rapist, reasoning that because the 18-year-old vict ...Read More

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