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    PNS Daily News - March 4, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; a U.S. Supreme court case being heard today could impact millions of Americans receiving subsidies through the affordable Care Act; following a months long political battle, congress approves a 40 billion funding package for the Department of Homeland Security; and another study shows the huge economic impact linked to America’s public lands.

Women's Issues

PHOTO: Business, faith and community groups say legislation scheduled this week in a Colorado House committee would pave the way for businesses and individuals to discriminate against others who don't share their religious views. Photo credit: Hustvedt/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – A coalition of Colorado business owners, faith leaders and community groups is urging lawmakers to oppose legislation the coalition says will legalize discrimination in the state. House Bills 1161 and 1171 would allow individuals and businesses to refuse to follow any law that goes ...Read More

PHOTO: The Indiana House is expected to vote on the CARE Act this week, legislation to better integrate the family caregiver into their loved one's hospital discharge process. Photo credit: Rosie O'Beime/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Family caregivers face a taxing and often complicated job as they navigate the medical needs of a loved one. The Indiana House is expected to vote on a measure this week that could make life a little easier. The CARE Act would help to better integrate a person's caregiver into their ...Read More

PHOTO: State Rep. Joni Jenkins is urging lawmakers to pass a bill to enable victims of domestic violence, stalking or assault to break their rental lease. Photo courtesy LRC Public Information.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill introduced in the state Legislature would give survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault the ability to get out of a home or apartment lease. Filed by state Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Shively, House Bill 405 says that in order to break a lease, the person has to b ...Read More

PHOTO: A woman's ability to manage stress is a major factor that affects her overall heart health. It's one message to heed for Heart Month in February. Photo courtesy of American Heart Association

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The emphasis will be on women and their heart health at the "Go Red for Women" luncheon, coming up this week in Sioux Falls. The event is part of February's "Heart Month" activities, and a fundraiser for research and education on heart disease. Women need to hear the important m ...Read More

PHOTO: It could be another contentious year in Ohio on reproductive issues. Ohio Right to Life released its 2015 legislative agenda on Tuesday that it says serves as a proactive approach to challenge Roe vs. Wade and end abortion. Pro-choice groups argue the agenda is dangerous for women's reproductive health. Photo credit: ctrouper/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Right to Life released its 2015 legislative agenda on Tuesday, including what it calls six "pro-life initiatives." The group is proposing four new bans on ending pregnancies, including a bill that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks gestation. Kellie Copeland, executive director ...Read More

PHOTO: Sheri Lindsay, here with her son Andrew, suffered a stroke at age 49 and has since overhauled her life as part of her battle against heart disease. Photo courtesy of S. Lindsay.

TRENTON, Mich. - Nearly every minute of every day, a woman dies of heart disease, which affects 43 million women nationwide. That's why one Michigan survivor is speaking up to help others avoid becoming part of that statistic. Sheri Lindsay of Trenton knew she needed to lose weight and get her diab ...Read More

PHOTO: Abby Despins of Madison is a congenital heart defect survivor who underwent two major operations before she was two. Tomorrow is the American Heart Association's 12th annual Go Red For Women Day, and Despins, who will be decked out in red, says it's about more than just wearing red clothes. Photo courtesy of Abby Despins.

MADISON, Wis. - Tomorrow is the 12th annual National Wear Red Day, promoted by the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke, which kill more women than men. Abby Despins of Madison was born with a congenital heart defect and had two open heart surgeries before she ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Friday is National Wear Red Day, as the color choice for clothing is meant to raise awareness of the impact of heart disease on women. Graphic credit: American Heart Association.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Residents across Minnesota tomorrow will be wearing their hearts on their sleeves, so to speak, as Friday is National Wear Red Day. The goal of the annual Wear Red Day is to raise awareness that heart disease is not just something that impacts men. Interventional cardiologist ...Read More

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