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    PNS Daily News - April 28, 20160 


    Featured on today’s nationwide rundown; some interesting developments in the race for the White House; the focus is on preventable workplace deaths on this Worker’s Memorial Day; and conservation groups say efforts to save the Mexican gray wolf are falling short.

Education

A four-year plan to provide job training for hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors is under review. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today is the final day for public comments on a four-year plan to continue bringing part-time jobs and training to hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors. The federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is intended to help about 300 North Dakotans who ar ...Read More

TNReady testing is delayed again in some school systems because some materials did not arrive to the schools on time for scheduled testing this week. (RyanMcGilchrist/flickr.com)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - For the second time, school districts across Tennessee prepared to take state-mandated tests, only to find that the tests weren't ready. Earlier this year, the online tests - part of the TNReady program - weren't able to handle the volume. This week the paper tests meant to replac ...Read More

As heroin use continues to rise in Illinois, a private substance abuse network is opening one of the first so-called sober dorms in the Midwest. (iStockphoto)

CHICAGO - A sober-living residence program for college-age adults is expanding in Illinois. The so-called sober dorm is slated to open in early July on Chicago's north side. The privately-funded recovery home will be run by the Rosecrance Health Network. This comes on the heels of a Roosevelt Univ ...Read More

The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program is meant to show kids the value of an education and a balanced work and family life. (daughtersandsonstowork.org)

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Girls and boys of all races and economic circumstances in Iowa get a first look at options they might not otherwise consider for their future on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Elesha Gayman is executive director of Women's Connection, a Davenport group that aims to insp ...Read More

About 55,000 Nevada children are growing up absent from a parent who's in jail or prison. (iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - About 55,000 children, or 8 percent of all Nevada kids, grow up with a parent serving time in prison or jail, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation calls it a "Shared Sentence" for kids, families and communities, and says the number of children affected nationally tops ...Read More

The parent-child bond is difficult to maintain when a parent is incarcerated, which is the case for about 230,000 Michigan children. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan has the fifth highest number of children growing up with a parent in prison, which a new report finds has a devastating impact on families and communities. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation findings, one in 10 Michigan children is affected by parental incar ...Read More

Cheryl Culpepper says she is a recovering meth addict, working to get her criminal record sealed to help rebuild her life after successfully serving time. (C. Culpepper)

LAS VEGAS - This is "National Reentry Week," a recognition by the U.S J.ustice Department of the need to help people released from prison as they rebuild their lives. One local nonprofit, Nevada Legal Services, is offering its assistance free of charge, to people working to get their court record ...Read More

Some adults believe children today are experiencing less close personal friendships than they did while growing up. (Pixabay)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Children today may have better technology and entertainment options than their parents did when growing up, but their health may not be as good. According to the results of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health over half of adults polled beli ...Read More

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