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    PNS Daily News - July 1, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; 13 states are suing the EPA over the controversial Clean Water Rule; and a report on the defeat of some controversial education proposals in New York; and an Arizona congressman is backing legislation that would add greater protections to more than two million acres of public lands in the Grand Canyon State.

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PHOTO: MAPE member and mother of four Kirsten Partenheimer is urging Minnesota to provide six weeks of paid parental leave for state employees for both biological and adopted children. Photo credit: Kirsten Partenheimer.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As contract negotiations continue for thousands of state workers, one priority for the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) is to have their next deal include paid parental leave. The number of cities and private businesses in Minnesota that now offer paid ...Read More

PHOTO: Would you receive the same care at a Catholic hospital as at an independent one? It's a question advocates for patients' rights want to make sure Michiganders think about, as a potential merger between Crittenton Hospital and Ascension Health is in the works. Photo credit: Click/Morguefile.

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – As another Michigan hospital plans to merge with a Catholic healthcare provider, health advocates are hoping to raise awareness about the repercussions the deals can have on the health and well-being of the entire community. Oakland County's Crittenton Hospital is one ...Read More

PHOTO: Access to abortion services could become more difficult for some Ohio women, after a last-minute provision was added to the Senate's version of the state budget. Photo credit: Paodo Ruvel/Morgufile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lawmakers are hammering out the details of the final state budget this week, and some reproductive-health groups are concerned about an amendment restricting abortion access. A measure added last week involves variances, which are transfer agreements between doctors instead o ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill to ban abortions in Wisconsin after the 20th week of pregnancy has passed the state Senate and will move on to the state Assembly. The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Organization for Women is among the groups protesting the legislation. Photo courtesy: University of Omaha

MADISON, Wis. - Political theater is nothing new to Madison, but an event to be held at 4 p.m. today on the Capitol Square is a unique attempt to stop a 20-week abortion ban, which passed the state Senate last week. Dayna Long, president of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for Wom ...Read More

PHOTO: A one-day snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows requests for help going unmet. According to the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, much of that has to do with the cost of maintaining shelters and housing. Photo courtesy Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A snapshot of Kentucky domestic violence services shows shelters straining under the pressure of budget cuts, and the need to lend life-or-death assistance to victims and survivors. In a single day – September 10, 2014 – the state's 15 domestic violence programs p ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of postcards from across the state are being sent to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey expressing concern about this year's budget cuts to education, child care and other programs. Photo credit: Troy Wilde.

PHOENIX – Funding cuts to education, child care and other programs resulting from this year's legislative session continue to draw protests from around Arizona. Several nonprofit organizations held a press conference in Phoenix on Wednesday to show hundreds of postcards from Arizonans being s ...Read More

PICTURE: A one-day snapshot of West Virginia domestic violence services taken last fall shows nine requests for help going unmet because of budget cuts. Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A snapshot of West Virginia domestic violence services shows shelters straining under the pressure of budget cuts, and the need to lend life-or-death assistance to victims and survivors. In a single day – September 10, 2014 – the state's domestic violence progr ...Read More

Photo: Fifty-two percent of Tennessee children have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience during childhood, according to data released from the CDC. Photo credit: GaborfromHungary/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For children in Tennessee, childhood isn't all bedtime stories and playgrounds. The Volunteer State is one of five states recognized in a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the prevalence of what experts call an adverse ch ...Read More

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