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    PNS Daily News - February 11, 20160 


    Our roundup of today’s news includes concern that the Supreme Court's decision on climate change regulations could scuttle the Paris climate agreement, presidential candidates are moving on from New Hampshire to South Carolina in search of delegates, and oyster aficionados are watching the latest efforts to restore Chesapeake Bay.

Social Justice

At least 60 health, business and nonprofit groups are supporting Medicaid expansion in South Dakota. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - At least 60 businesses, nonprofits and healthcare organizations are now backing Gov. Dennis Daugaard's ideas to expand Medicaid in South Dakota. The group is calling itself "It Makes Sense for South Dakota." Supporters say the expansion plans will not increase the state's general bud ...Read More

Religious leaders are once again asking for caps on payday loans in Minnesota. (iStockphoto)

MINNEAPOLIS – The push to rein in payday lending continues in Minnesota. A reform group – Minnesotans for Fair Lending – hosts what it calls a free educational event today in Minneapolis to help people avoid falling into the debt trap. Brian Rusche, executive director of the Jo ...Read More

Indiana's official language would become more gender neutral under a bill that's been approved by the House.

INDIANAPOLIS – Women elected to statewide office in Indiana get referred to as "he" in the laws that spell out their duties. Some female lawmakers are now seeking to change that. When State Auditor Suzanne Crouch took office in 2013 she noticed her job description read "he" or "his." She s ...Read More

A move to set up six weeks of paid parental leave is gaining support from Minnesota workers. (iStockphoto)

ST PAUL, Minn. - A plan to ensure that Minnesota state employees have six weeks of paid parental leave is earning praise from workers. Governor Mark Dayton's proposal is part of his supplemental budget package, which still needs approval from state lawmakers. The idea, however, falls in line with ...Read More

U.S. immigration officials say they are taking a hands-off policy toward churches that provide sanctuary to refugees who could be deported. (Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - A church in Texas has given a Guatemalan refugee sanctuary and is hoping that more religious organizations will follow suit. Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas has taken in a woman who church officials will only call Hilda. She says she came to the U.S. to escape vio ...Read More

It's estimated one in five Indiana kids has been contacted by a predator on social media, and many of them have no idea it's happened. (Sierra Black)

INDIANAPOLIS - Social media is here to stay and, while there are many positive aspects of being online, there are also some dangers especially for children. In Indiana, it's estimated that one in five children has been contacted online by a sexual predator. Those statistics come from the Morgan Cou ...Read More

Raising wages to $12 by 2020 would save taxpayers $17 billion in public assistance costs, according to a new report. (Zerbor/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - In his State of the State address yesterday, Gov. Matt Mead told legislators, "I see you have well over 100 proposed bills." One is House Bill 4, a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour. A new Economic Policy Institute report shows boosting wages nationally w ...Read More

A new report suggests that the nation has a two-tiered justice system  one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. (Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new report called "Rigged Justice" by the office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren maintains the nation has a two-tiered justice system – one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. The study highlights 20 cases last year where the government caught big ...Read More

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