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    PNS Daily News - September 1, 20150 

    Public News Service Daily News Update: A Kentucky Court Clerk defies the U.S. Supreme Court and refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples; a new report looks at religious exemption bills and discrimination; a rally on the West Coast today to combat wage theft; and unmasking the face of hunger in the Midwest.


The New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair is happening Thursday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Credit: New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Veterans looking for work - and those who already own businesses - are expected in big numbers Thursday at the annual New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Spokesman Mike Schramski said it's an opportunity for veteran job seekers t ...Read More

PHOTO: The stress of daily life and news can easily dampen anyone's mood, but Indianans are being encouraged to bring more happiness into their lives during Happiness Happens Month in August. Photo credit: Breezy Baldwin.

INDIANAPOLIS – Looking at the brighter side is not always easy when things get you down, but during August Hoosiers and others around the country are being challenged to find ways to incorporate more happiness into their lives. August is Happiness Happens Month, established by the Secret Soci ...Read More

PHOTO: Congress needs time to understand how the historic agreement reached with Iran over its nuclear program will prevent that country from building an atomic weapon, says U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Photo courtesy Udall's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is among those supporting the Obama administration's historic nuclear deal with Iran. But he's also calling for more time to understand how it will work to stop Iran from getting or building a nuclear weapon. "I urge Congress to study the agreement thoughtfully ...Read More

PHOTO: A candlelight vigil will be held in Fort Lauderdale tonight to remember the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting. Photo credit: Darren Hester/Morguefile.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Activists are holding a vigil in Fort Lauderdale tonight to honor the nine victims of the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. The rally and march are intended to show solidarity with the Charleston community. Cassia Laham, an organizer of the event with Peop ...Read More

PHOTO: Those who choose to wear orange Tuesday are asked to make three promises: to honor the lives of those lost to gun violence, to pledge to do all possible to keep guns out of the wrong hands, and to be responsible gun owners and keep kids safe. Image courtesy of Everytown for Gun Safety.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It's the color hunters wear to protect themselves and others in the woods, and tomorrow it will be the color many Michiganders don to recognize the inaugural National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Grant Grimard, 21, of Ann Arbor will be among those dressed in orange, which he say ...Read More

American Friends Service Committee has been on the ground in Baltimore and is calling for police to scale back their presence in promote safety. Credit: Dorret/

BALTIMORE - Tensions still are running high because of the Freddie Gray death. Dominique Stevenson, director of the American Friends Service Committee "Friend of a Friend" program, has been in the area since last week, and offered perspective on what happened Monday that led to clashes between poli ...Read More

PHOTO: Former Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is in the Granite State this week, warning about wasteful Pentagon spending and the corrupting influence of big money on the race for the White House. Courtesy: College of William and Mary

DURHAM, N.H. - The ranks of declared presidential candidates keeps growing and today a foreign policy expert is warning Granite Staters about what he calls wasteful military spending. Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired colonel who served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilk ...Read More

PHOTO: A security expert speaks Wednesday at UNH Durham on how lawmakers are governing under the influence of Pentagon contractors, and says the F-35 fighter is a good example of excessive spending and misplaced priorities. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force.

CONCORD, N.H. - There's no shortage of lawmakers calling for more military spending, but a security expert says New Hampshire and the nation would be better served by focusing on the real needs of Americans. Bill Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Pol ...Read More

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