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    PNS Daily News - May 22, 20150 


    Featured on our Friday rundown: new charges in Baltimore against a half dozen police officers in the Freddy Gray case; high school graduation rates are up in Ohio, but disparities persist; a professor says he was punished for raising questions about GMO crops; and tips on safety and avoiding road rage as the summer travel season kicks into gear.

Urban Planning/Transportation

PHOTO: Sandy Simmons of Baptist Health Medical Center presented Frank Gardner with a plaque in recognition of his 16 years of partnership with them in teaching AARP Driver Safety. AARP Arkansas is highlighting Memorial Day Weekend as a good time to consider taking a safety course. Photo courtesy AARP Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Road-trip season officially gets under way this Memorial Day weekend. Summer travel planning is a good time to also brush up on safety tips, and AARP Arkansas offers driver-safety courses. Bob Rogers, AARP Arkansas driver-safety coordinator, made it clear that there is no judgme ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study finds more workers can't afford to live in Denver, and says Colorado needs less growth in low-paying jobs and more that pay enough for workers to make ends meet and contribute to the local economy. Photo credit: Anne Hornyak/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - A restaurant dishwasher would have to clock 61 hours a week to afford to live in the Mile High City. Things aren't much better for housekeepers, who'd need to put in 59 hours - or janitors, who'd need to work 51 hours a week, according to a new Colorado Fiscal Institute study of wages versu ...Read More

PHOTO: As the NTSB investigates Tuesday's fatal train derailment near Philadelphia, a commuter advocate says the accident could point to rail issues in the heavily-traveled Northeast corridor. Photo credit: Patrick Murphy, former Pennsylvania congressman who was aboard the train.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Investigators are probing everything from speed to track signals in connection with Tuesday's fatal Amtrak derailment which occurred on a heavily-used stretch of track. Jim Cameron, founder of the Commuter Action Group, says it's too early to pinpoint what went wrong near Phila ...Read More

PHOTO: The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota this week came just days after a new federal rule to boost rail car safety. Earthjustice predicts, however, it will be years before the trains are safer. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

BALTIMORE – The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota Wednesday was the 10th such incident in North America in two years, according to the environmental group Sightline Institute. The safety of the type of rail cars used to ship crude oil was examined at the Maryland Legislature ...Read More

PHOTO: Charlotte recently was recognized as a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Photo courtesy: Chris North/NCWF

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Six North Carolina cities now are designated as Wildlife Friendly Communities by the National Wildlife Federation. Charlotte is the most recent to make the list and the largest city east of the Mississippi to receive the recognition, said Tim Gestwicki, chief executive of the Nort ...Read More

PHOTO: The May issue of AARP Bulletin uses the Livability Index to identify the most livable places in the country for people age 50 plus. Eighteen California cities received high marks in the study, with San Francisco's South of Market named as one of the 10 Most Livable Neighborhoods in the country. Photo courtesy: AARP.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A new online tool is giving Californians a chance to take a closer look at their neighborhoods. Christina Clem, adviser State Operations with AARP California, says people can use the Livability Index to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future n ...Read More

PHOTO: The Texas Legislature is looking at partial state funding for a pilot public transit program to increase service and connect all higher-education campuses in the Rio Grande Valley. Transit ridership in the 4,000-square-mile region already is booming. Photo courtesy of Valley Metro.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Students in the Rio Grande Valley could be getting a new ride to class if a public transit project is approved by the Texas Legislature as part of its new budget. The two-year pilot program would connect high school graduates to all higher-education campuses in the region, which spa ...Read More

PHOTO: Arlington did well when measured by a new online interactive livability index set up by AARP. Photo courtesy of Flicker and Arlington County.

RICHMOND, Va. - A new livability index rates Arlington and four other Virginia communities as good places to "stay healthy, get around and enjoy life." AARP's new interactive online tool compares locations for housing, transportation, neighborhood services, health and the environment. It also consi ...Read More

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