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    PNS Daily New - October 6, 20150 

    In focus on our nationwide rundown: the TPP has been dubbed the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, but there are concerns when it comes to American jobs and health; a big vote in the Keystone State impacting education; and workers turn out to be the largest group to benefit from Medicaid expansion.


Domestic violence occurs regardless of age, race or economic backgrond. Credit: Helga Webber/Flickr Creative Commons.

LANSING, Mich. – It's often a hidden problem, but domestic violence occurs in Michigan homes more often than some may realize. Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is being used to highlight misconceptions about domestic violence. As a social worker with the National Association of So ...Read More

Advocates say recording devices can help prevent abuse at nursing homes. Credit: Alvimann/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Family and friends of nursing home residents in Illinois soon will be able to have additional peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones are receiving adequate care. A new state law takes effect January 1 that allows residents at nursing homes to install surveillance camera ...Read More

A new Chicago museum exhibit brings a human face to public housing. Credit: NPHM

CHICAGO – A Chicago museum is hoping its latest exhibit will help change hearts and minds when it comes to public housing. Over the weekend, the National Public Housing Museum unveiled its We, Next Door project. Museum Curator Todd Palmer says the museum co-created the project with a group ...Read More

Some homeless teens "couch surf" and move from home to home. Credit: Andrea Allen/Flickr Creative Commons

INDIANAPOLIS - Making varsity or finding a date for homecoming are the least of the problems faced by the more than 16,000 kids in Indiana without a place to call home. Data from the Indiana Department of Education shows homelessness among students in Indiana was 80 percent higher last school yea ...Read More

Blighted properties can divide neighborhoods and hurt property values. Credit: drummerboy/Morguefile

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been years since the foreclosure crisis struck, yet dilapidated and abandoned houses can still be spotted on many Ohio streets. A new report from Policy Matters Ohio says these blighted properties can divide neighborhoods and hurt property values. William Whitney, chi ...Read More

Ricky Lewis, founder of the Idaho Foster Youth Advisory Board, says transitional housing is needed to ensure young people are on a path to success. Credit: Lewis

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Children in the Idaho foster care system age out at 18, which means unless they and their foster family agree the care will continue until age 21, the young people have to move out. Ricky Lewis in Coeur d'Alene knows the perils of that transition time well. He tr ...Read More

In one recent year (2013), more people moved out of New York than any other state, according to a new report that has sparked a debate about the possible reasons. Credit: Linda DuBose/

NEW YORK - Nearly 115,000 people moved out of New York in 2013 – more than any other state that year – says a new report based on Internal Revenue Service data by the group Americans for Tax Reform. It has become fuel for those who argue high taxes and a hostile business environment ...Read More

Thousands of Syrians are displaced as a result of the country's civil war. Some are expected to arrive in Tennessee in the next few months. Credit: United Nations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months. The Tennessee Office for Refugees, based in Nashville, is waiting for more information on the families it will help reloca ...Read More

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