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    PNS Daily News - June 29, 20150 


    Nationwide coverage on a variety of issues including; residents of upstate New York breathing easier with the capture of fugitive David Sweat; a family wants answers about an inmate death in Arizona; new ripple effects from both of last week’s historic Supreme Court rulings; some folks in Montana getting crabby about lawn care.

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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: As the White House Conference on Aging approaches, New Hampshire advocates say the nation needs to switch from a medical focus, to listening to what elders say the need to live independently. Photo credit:  Mike Clifford

CONCORD, N.H. – It's time to re-evaluate the so-called silver tsunami and how to approach it, according to Barbara Salvatore, co-chair of Engaging New Hampshire. She's referring to the idea that aging baby boomers will come with an increase demand for senior services. Salvatore says the cu ...Read More

PHOTO: The movement for equal rights is gathering at the State Capitol today after Friday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality. Activists say lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people remain under threat of discrimination in Texas. Photo credit: Neon Tommy, Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and supporters are gathering at the State Capitol today to discuss the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. They'll also address what's next in the movement for equal rights in Texas and beyond. Kathy Miller, ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 60 organizations have sent a letter calling on Congress to remove a rider in its budget bill they claim would block the FCC from implementing net neutrality rules. Photo credit: Sean MacEntee/Flickr Commons.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - More than 60 civil-rights and public-interest groups have sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Federal Communications Commission's decision to keep the Internet open. They're protesting a rider attached to a must-pass government funding package. Timothy Karr, senior dire ...Read More

PHOTO: In spite of protests, the Affordable Care Act looks likely to remain the law of the land for some time. Observers are now talking about what’s next for health care. Photo by Wikimedia/NYyankees51.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied the most important legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, West Virginia healthcare experts are considering the law's long-term impact. Physician and former Kanawha County state senator Dr. Dan Foster says the most important part ...Read More

PHOTO: President Obama watching the results from a previous Supreme Court case on his signature healthcare reform law. Now that the big court challenge to the Affordable Care Act has been denied, Virginia healthcare reform supporters want members of the public to ask lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Photo by Pete Souza/The Whitehouse/Wikimedia.

RICHMOND, Va. - With the major legal challenge done, Virginia healthcare reform groups now aim to put public pressure on lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Now supporters hope to convince Virginia lawmakers to ...Read More

PHOTO: Tough-talking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio presides over a department with more than 3,400 workers and numerous legal troubles over allegations of racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos. Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

PHOENIX - Arizona is exporting a couple of headline-making commodities to Oregon this weekend: record-breaking hot weather and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff is to speak at a Saturday rally at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in support of two state ballot measures there - one to ...Read More

PHOTO: Health care advocate Frances Padilla says many Connecticut consumers are saving thousands of dollars a month on their insurance premiums as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision. Photo courtesy Rosana Garcia.

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Supreme Court decision upholding federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act has major implications for consumers, according to local advocates. Frances Padilla, president of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, applauded the logic behind the ruling and also ...Read More

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