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    PNS Daily News - July 1, 20160 


    Turkish officials say the suicide bombers who hit the Istanbul airport were Islamic State terrorists of Russian descent, the Pentagon drops its ban on transgendered people in the military, and if you’re planning to celebrate the Fourth with fireworks, we have some tips on how to stay safe.

Livable Wages/Working Families

Since the recession, the vast majority of jobs have gone to workers with college degrees. (David Maiolo/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A high school diploma isn't enough in the post-recession job market, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Since the recession ended, 8.4 million of all jobs created have gone to people with at least a bachelor's degr ...Read More

Some people believe payday loan sharks should be feared just as much as those swimming in the ocean. (Valdek/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – While some Michiganders enjoy watching "Shark Week" specials on TV, others are working to stop what they see as another type of predator – the loan shark. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced rules to regulate the payday loan industry, but some g ...Read More

A report shows income disparity in Wisconsin is huge, and the gap is widening. (DeanDrobot, iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Nearly $1 out of every $6 of income in Wisconsin wound up in the bank accounts of the top 1 percent of earners, according to the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and the Wisconsin Budget Project. A report put out by the two groups says this means the income disparity betwe ...Read More

Janitors working in the Portland area are concerned about wages, access to affordable health care, and workloads. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND Ore. - Nearly 2,000 janitors in the Portland metro area authorized a strike over low wages and a lack of access to affordable health care last Friday. The custodians don't want to be priced out of Portland, where the cost of living has been on the rise, including the cost for a home, which ...Read More

The well-being of Tennessee children is not as positive as it was a year ago, according to a report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While there are some signs of a recovering economy in Tennessee, many are being left out of the uptick, and that's now being illustrated by how the state's children are doing when it comes to access to resources and health care. According to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, the stat ...Read More

Medicaid expansion has been very successful in Kentucky, but many are worried Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes could undo that. (Gov. Bevin/Youtube)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Changes Governor Matt Bevin is proposing for Medicaid would put up barriers to care and could undermine the program's enormous success, say health advocates. Kentucky expanded Medicaid to cover the working poor under the Affordable Care Act. But Bevin now wants federal permission to ...Read More

AARP's volunteer tax aide program helped more than 87,000 people file their taxes. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Tax aide volunteers helped Oregonians get back nearly $56 million in returns this year. That's according to AARP, which provided volunteers and resources to help more than 87,000 seniors and people with low incomes file their taxes. Bob Bruce, Oregon state coordinator for AARP's tax ...Read More

New research shows full-time working women in Northeast Ohio earn about 75 percent of what men earn. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research indicates that years after it ended, the effects of the Great Recession continue to ripple through Ohio's workforce. An examination by the Center for Community Solutions on workforce characteristics in Northeast Ohio showed continued differences in unemployment rates ...Read More

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