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    PNS Daily News - May 27, 20160 


    Donald Trump says he now has the delegates to lock up the GOP presidential nomination, a move is underway in Florida to give non-violent felons the right to vote, and as we begin the Memorial Day weekend, we look at one of the best place for America’s veterans to retire.

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Families have plenty of things to do and see across the state of Iowa as summer arrives without breaking the bank. Tourism is an $8 billion industry, said Jessica O'Riley, tourism communications manager at Travel Iowa, and this year's numbers are expected to surpass last year's b ...Read More

The head of the state Senate Budget Committee says he's exasperated by the situation West Virginia lawmakers have put themselves in. (West Virginia State Legislature)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia lawmakers have boxed themselves into a budget crisis, and the head of a legislative budget-writing committee says it keeps him up nights worrying about it. There are some signs of motion in the House going into the weekend, but Senate Finance Committee chairman Mik ...Read More

Arizona is getting an earful from civil-rights advocates over its lawsuit challenging recent federal guidance to schools on the restroom rights of transgender students. (tzahiv/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Arizona officials are hearing a firestorm of criticism over joining a lawsuit against the Obama administration's guidance on how schools should treat transgender students. Arizona, joined by 10 other mostly "red" states, wants to overturn a Justice Department determination that transgender ...Read More

Arizona voters have approved a measure to provide $3.5 billion in school funds over the next decade, but advocates say much more money is needed to hire teachers, buy books and fix buildings. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Arizona voters narrowly approved Proposition 123 last week, which will provide inflationary funding for schools for the next decade. The same group that got that $3.5 billion funding package approved say there is a lot more work to do to bring the state's schools up to par. The group wants ...Read More

An analysis from Salem found an initiative heading to the November ballot to tax large corporations would add $3 billion to Oregon's budget. (Shaundd/Wikimedia Commons)

SALEM, Ore. - A proposal heading to the November ballot would raise taxes on the largest corporations in Oregon in order to fund education, health care and senior services in the state. That proposal, Initiative Petition 28, would add $3 billion a year to the state's budget, according to an analysi ...Read More

A biotech firm with labs in California has agreed to an unprecedented $3.5 million fine to settle federal allegations of animal cruelty. (maryhere/morguefile)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A biotech firm with facilities in California will pay $3.5 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act. Santa Cruz Biotechnology has admitted no wrongdoing, but will lose its dealer's license and registration as ...Read More

The National Education Association sent teachers from across the country to Washington, D.C., to ask senators to hold a hearing on President Obama's nomination for the U.S Supreme Court. (Patrick Chambers)

INDIANAPOLIS - In classrooms across the country, students learn about the role citizens play in democracy. And in about a dozen classrooms, they're hearing firsthand from their teachers, who got to go to Washington, D.C. They were selected for the trip by the National Education Association (NEA), ...Read More

Green River United Faculty President Jaeney Hoene held a news conference on the first day of the three-day strike to protest program cuts at Green River College. (Green River United Faculty Coalition)

AUBURN, Wash. - Faculty members at Green River College in south King County are in Day Two of a three-day strike, protesting the college's plans to cut some programs. College President Eileen Ely has said the college will eliminate 11 programs in order to solve a $4 million budget deficit. But J ...Read More

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