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    PNS Weekend Update - August 29, 20150 


    Our news today feature a variety of stories including: a state of emergency for Florida ahead of Tropical Storm Erika; hunger a growing problem among older Americans; and Stephanie Carson reports on an effort ensure workers get the money they deserve.

Urban Planning/Transportation

Ten years after Katrina, work still needs to be done to protect Florida from another hurricane. Credit: artboymb/iStock

AVENTURA, Fl. - Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina killed 14 people in Florida and an additional 1,800 in the other Gulf states. It remains the deadliest and most damaging hurricane in United States history. So, environmental advocates are assessing the progress made and the work still to ...Read More

Young people such as those seen here increasingly prefer using public transportation over driving a car. That's the finding of research from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. Photo courtesy of Arizona PIRG

PHOENIX – America's love affair with the car may be cooling off in Arizona and across the country. A report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group shows that millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old who make up a quarter of the state's population – prefer using pu ...Read More

A small-business coalition says building a large oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver would change the city's character and culture, and end up costing more jobs than it creates. Credit: Washington Department of Transportation.

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Small businesses in Vancouver say the city is becoming its own economic powerhouse and doesn't need an oil-shipping terminal to create jobs. Members of the group "Vancouver 101" estimate that if only one in 30 businesses now in the area moves or closes because of a proposed Tesor ...Read More

Reminiscent of the old Burma Shave rhyming signs, new roadside signs touting the clean-air benefits of E85 are popping up all over rural Wisconsin. Courtesy Clean Air Choice Team.

MADISON, Wis. - New, sequential roadside signs reminiscent of the old "Burma Shave" signs have appeared in rural locations all over the state. These signs bring the message that ethanol fuel blend E85 is good for the air, the corn growers, and the environment. The signs were put up by the America ...Read More

PHOTO: Uber and the AARP subsidiary Life Reimagined are partnering to attract more seniors to drive for Uber. Photo credit: Warren Goldswain/iStock

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Uber is partnering with "Life Reimagined," a subsidiary of AARP, to hire active seniors to become partner-drivers. Nationally, Uber said it needs to add hundreds of thousands of people to its workforce - so "LIfe Reimagined" will offer workshops across California and inf ...Read More

Driving means independence for older Kentuckians, but they are more willing to give up their keys if there are transportation alternatives. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Research confirms what many folks already know – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says per mile traveled, fatal crashes increase noticeably at age 70 and are highest among drivers 85 and up. When Katherine Freund's now-adult son was three, he was st ...Read More

Young Republicans want their party to address issues related to energy reform and the environment in tonight's debate in Cleveland. Credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile

CLEVELAND – Ohio is Ground Zero today for the 2016 presidential campaign as Republican candidates for president square off in the campaign season's first debate. With a full spectrum of GOP contenders with various priorities, Young Republicans are reminding candidates to pay attention to issu ...Read More

PHOTO: Drivers on the Wasatch Front pay up to $640 extra each year in vehicle maintenance and repair as a result of the area's crumbling infrastructure, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY - Failing roads across the Wasatch Front can cost each driver up to $640 in extra vehicle repair and maintenance expense each year, according to a report from TRIP, a transportation research group. Abby Albrecht, executive director of the Utah Transportation Coalition, said the repor ...Read More

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