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    PNS Daily News - September 3, 20150 


    We’re covering a range of topics in today’s news including: Congress sets a date on the Planned Parenthood debate; in a step away from technology, Texas takes the lead in face-to-face jail visits; and the earth is losing its trees at alarming rates.

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A state investigation found Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania does not donate, buy or sell fetal tissue. Credit: Photo courtesy of Planned Parenthood.

YORK, Pa. – As abortion opponents threaten federal and state funding cuts, supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied at the organization's York Medical Center Thursday morning. The release of a video by an anti-abortion group, which allegedly shows Planned Parenthood officials at an unnamed lo ...Read More

36,000 families on the Florida Healthy Kids' full-pay program face a big increase in costs and benefits starting October 1st. Credit: pamelamoore/iStock

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In just a few weeks, 36,000 Florida families will see their health insurance rates go way up – for some it may be close to double – if they're part of the Florida Healthy Kids’ full-pay program. That's because the program is required by the Affordable Ca ...Read More

Data engineers and mobile app developers are expected to be among the hottest IT jobs in 2016. Credit: jppi/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois college grads and career changers got some good news on Wednesday, when recruiting company Robert Half International released its 2016 Salary Guide. It projects that starting pay in the information-technology field will increase 5 percent next year, with data engineers a ...Read More

A program that's had success in reducing the number of low-birthweight babies and increasing access to care could be impacted by state-led Medicaid reform. Credit: GaborfromHungary/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - Of the babies born every year in North Carolina, the prenatal care and delivery of more than half of them are covered by Medicaid. It's not always easy for pregnant moms to navigate the Medicaid coverage system, and for more than four years, Community Care of North Carolina has been ...Read More

A majority of Idaho's 200,000 caregivers feel overwhelmed. Credit: gaertringer/pixabay.com.

BOISE, Idaho - They log more than 180 million hours a year, and they're feeling overwhelmed. That describes the 200,000 Idahoans who act as caregivers for spouses or other adult relatives who need help at home because of age or disabilities. The numbers are in a report from AARP that also delves i ...Read More

Satellite photo of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in August 2005. Credit: NOAA.

RICHMOND, Va. – Last Saturday marked 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast. Conservationists and community groups are using the occasion as a reminder of the lessons learned. Karen Forget, executive director of the environmental group Lynnhaven River Now, says a ...Read More

U.S. taxpayers have lost an estimated $380 million since 2006 because of flaring and venting of natural gas at drilling sites on federal lands. Credit: sakakawea7.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's U.S. senators are being urged to support efforts to have the federal government take action to end the waste of natural gas at drilling sites on public lands and the loss of the associated revenue. An ad campaign launched this week in North Dakota and several other s ...Read More

Schools are opening with no state dollars as the budget impasse continues. Credit: fairfundingpa.org

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The budget impasse between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican legislators has schools scrambling to keep their doors open. Some school districts are borrowing money while others are cutting courses, increasing class size and furloughing teachers, said Mike Crossey, president of the Penn ...Read More

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