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    PNS Weekend Update - March 28, 20150 


    A variety of issues on our weekend rundown including; gas pipelines down south clogged up by legal delays; the latest CDC anti-smoking campaign puts a bull’s-eye on e-cigarettes; and the focus is on inclusion during National Developmental Disabilities Month.

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Florida currently bans guns on college campuses, but some lawmakers want to change that. Photo credit: flickr/Creative Commons/Scott Beale

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Even as university presidents, campus police and student government leaders rose up against it, the Florida Senate's Higher Education Committee has given its approval to a controversial bill (SB 176) that would allow concealed firearms on college campuses. State Rep. Mich ...Read More

PHOTO: Protesters at Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas claim American drones are killing 28 innocent people for every intended target in places such as Afghanistan and Somalia.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A protest under way near Creech Air Force Base, located northwest of Las Vegas, is centered on allegations the United States Air Force is operating an anti-terrorism drone program that is killing innocent civilians. John Amidon is a member of Veterans for Peace, among the organizat ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands are expected in Raleigh on Saturday for daylong Moral March events, including the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People's Assembly March to the North Carolina Legislature. Photo courtesy: HKonJ.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - Thousands of North Carolinians will celebrate what they call their "love for justice" this Valentine's Day weekend in Raleigh. The Moral March on Raleigh was born out of the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People's Assembly March to the North Carolina Legislature. ...Read More

PHOTO: AFSC Peace Education Director Joshua Saleem, front, with four students honored for their Peer Mediation Program work at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

ST. LOUIS - Many Missourians fear more violence is inevitable whether or not Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's why one group says giving today's teenagers conflict-resolution skills is the key to a calmer and more just society in the fut ...Read More

PHOTO: With one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations of any U.S. city, Nashville is launching an Office of New Americans to help immigrants adapt, succeed, and ultimately benefit Nashville's economy. Photo credit: Kyle Simourd/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the debate over immigration policy continues in Tennessee and across the nation, Nashville continues to move ahead with its own efforts to engage and empower immigrants who call the city home. On Monday, Mayor Karl Dean signed an executive order to create an Office of New Amer ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinois community organizations and educational institutions are marking World Peace Day  with events to discuss ongoing conflicts and possible solutions, both abroad and at home. Graphic credit: freebuddyimages.com.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisans across the state will join millions of others for a global celebration this weekend. Sunday, Sept. 21 is the International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, an annual observance devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. Julia Albarracin is professor of ...Read More

PHOTO: Stories of Iowa veterans will be saved for future generations to hear, as the Veterans History Project makes a stop at the Newton DMACC campus on Nov. 7. Photo credit: Phil Roeder/Flickr.

NEWTON, Iowa – They put their lives on the line to protect America's freedom. Now the search is on in Iowa for veterans who have stories to share as part of the country's rich narrative. Professor Patti Ziegler says the Newton Campus of Des Moines Area Community College will host the Vetera ...Read More

PHOTO: Veterans, Democrats and union members such as Tim Millne protested against state Sen. Evan Jenkins skipping his third veterans affairs committee meeting in a row to attend a high-dollar fundraiser with Karl Rove at a Huntington country club. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Sen. Evan Jenkins is being harshly criticized for skipping a veterans' affairs committee meeting to attend a high-dollar fundraiser at a Huntington country club. Vets and union members protested outside the West Virginia state capitol Tuesday as the legislative inte ...Read More

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