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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20160 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; holiday travelers brace for stepped up security at airports; Vermont's new GMO law changes labels in California and around the nation; and Yellowstone Park Rangers have some long holiday weekend advice.

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Although the threat from Zika is low in the Northwest, women are still being cautioned about sexual transmission of the virus. (pixabay)

SEATTLE, Wash. - As temperatures rise this summer, the threat of the Zika virus looms for many Americans. The risk of contracting the virus in the Northwest is low; the two species of mosquitoes that carry the disease don't typically travel farther north than California's Bay Area. However, contract ...Read More

As of the end of this week, the Tennessee Economic Council on Women will shut its doors, because of lack of support from the State Assembly. (Goretex/Flickr.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A state agency focused on the economic growth of women in Tennessee will shut its doors this week. The Tennessee Economic Council on Women is closing after 18 years because it didn't get enough support in the State Assembly to remain open. The mission of the organization was to ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear a case on a Washington regulation requiring pharmacies to stock emergency contraception. (Martin Lopatka/flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case on access to emergency contraception in Washington state. The ruling upholds the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision that stocking emergency contraception in pharmacies does not violate a pharmacist's religious freedom. ...Read More

Eleven bills restricting reproductive rights were introduced in New York in the last legislative session. (-JvL-/flickr.com)

NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court's >ruling overturning key provisions of a Texas anti-abortion law is drawing high praise from reproductive rights advocates. The 5-to-3 ruling struck down provisions requiring hospital admitting privileges for clinic doctors, and imposing the same requiremen ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned parts of House Bill 2, a Texas law restricting abortion clinics. (twilight/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas — In a 5-3 ruling Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of a Texas law that severely restricted how abortion clinics could operate. The ruling, which was hailed as a major milestone by pro-abortion groups, removed medical practice regulations on abortion clinics ...Read More

Eight families will be honored on Michigan Reunification Day. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – There's a special celebration today to honor Michigan families that were once torn apart. Michigan Reunification Day recognizes parents who have successfully navigated the challenges that caused them to be separated from their children. Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge T ...Read More

The well-being of Tennessee children is not as positive as it was a year ago, according to a report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While there are some signs of a recovering economy in Tennessee, many are being left out of the uptick, and that's now being illustrated by how the state's children are doing when it comes to access to resources and health care. According to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, the stat ...Read More

New research shows full-time working women in Northeast Ohio earn about 75 percent of what men earn. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research indicates that years after it ended, the effects of the Great Recession continue to ripple through Ohio's workforce. An examination by the Center for Community Solutions on workforce characteristics in Northeast Ohio showed continued differences in unemployment rates ...Read More

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