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    PNS Daily News - July 2, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; the U.S. Supreme Court delays a Texas law that would have closed many of the state’s clinics that perform abortions, and the EPA says it will ban a pesticide which has been linked to ADHD, reduced IQ and other health conditions; and a report on the climate-driven rise in ticks and mosquitoes, which also raises the threat of potentially deadly insect-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease and the West Nile virus.


PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe ...Read More

PHOTO: The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex weddings legal in all 50 states has an impact far beyond marriage. Photo credit: Lexington Fairness.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, county clerks, as directed by Governor Steve Beshear, began issuing marriage licenses. In a statement the governor indicated more adjustments to state policy would ...Read More

PHOTO: Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage is gone, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage equality is a Constitutional right in all states. Photo credit: Ron Frazier/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality to all, that doesn't mean the fight for equal rights in Tennessee is over. Gwen Schablik, chair and president of the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation, says there is still much di ...Read More

PHOTO: No one wants a repeat of the Mills Canyon fire or any other summer wildfire. But if blazes ignite, dozens of Washington State Association for Justice members say they're ready to help fire victims with legal advice, quickly and free of charge. Photo courtesy Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

TACOMA, Wash. – When someone's home or barn is going up in flames, their first thought is probably not, "Where's an attorney?" But soon enough, they might find they need one. This summer, more than 50 members of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) will be on call statewide to ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado projects honored as national leaders for promoting health include Aurora's Increasing Access program to expand health services during a child's first 1,000 days of life. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Center for Disease Control.

DENVER – Three Colorado projects are winners in a nationwide search for innovative approaches to addressing poor health in low-income communities. "Project Access" in Colorado Springs says it plans to use its $75,000 award to accelerate efforts to bring faith-based, health and recreational or ...Read More

PHOTO: While foreclosure filings are down in Ohio, a new report from Policy Matters Ohio finds they remain higher than before the rise in predatory lending made the state a leader in foreclosures. Photo credit: hoff_john/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report finds foreclosures in Ohio fell to their lowest level last year since 2001, but the state is still feeling the effects of the housing bubble burst. According to data compiled by the research institute Policy Matters Ohio, foreclosures in 2014 dropped 18 percent ...Read More

PHOTO: The Chicago Youth Storage Initiative is working to develop storage programs that can create some stability for homeless youth. Photo credit: Pedro J. Perez/Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - It's one thing to not have a place to lay your head at night, but many homeless youths in Illinois also do not have a place to keep their personal belongings. The Chicago Youth Storage Initiative was developed after the 2014 LGBTQ Youth Summit. Project coordinator Tracy Baim, pu ...Read More

PHOTO: As the 2015 hurricane season gets underway, insurance experts recommend consumers do a double-check of insurance policies to make sure they're fully covered. Photo credit: SpriotGirl04/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - This week marks the beginning of the 2015 hurricane season in the U.S., and with the significant risk of hurricane damage in Florida – from the state's extensive coastline to the interior – insurance experts say it's a good time for Floridians to do a check-up on thei ...Read More

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