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    PNS Daily News - June 28, 20160 


    Here’s a look at what’s making news: a Supreme Court abortion ruling could have implications across the nation; a victory for salmon habitats in Washington; and doctors urged to screen teens for suicide risk.

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Twenty-two clinical support staff in Colorado have been selected to receive $175,000 in 2016 to pay off health-related student loan debt. (Colorado Community Health Network)

DENVER – Twenty-two nurses, dental hygienists and other clinical support staff in Colorado have been selected to receive $175,000 to pay off health related student loan debt. The program, funded by Kaiser Permanente Colorado and managed by the Colorado Community Health Network, aims to addre ...Read More

Michigan's Elliot Larson Non-Discrimination Act and the state's hate-crimes law do not include LGBTQ individuals and need to be expanded. (Jim Toy Community Center)

LANSING, Mich. - It's been two weeks since the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., but the tragedy likely will never be forgotten by those in Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Activist Jim Toy, founder of the Spectrum Center, and a member of the National Association of Soci ...Read More

When a culvert collapsed, cutting off the Crossings Mall in Elkview, some of the Kroger workers there fired up the grills to feed the hundreds of folks trapped at the shopping plaza. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The floods have been tragic and disastrous, but they also gave folks a chance to show the instinct for neighborliness West Virginians are known for. When the bridge into the Crossings Mall in Elkview collapsed, it took out the only road into the shopping plaza. Hundreds of people ...Read More

Protesters have expressed disappointment in police in the Freddie Gray case since his death in April 2015. (Virginia Carter)

BALTIMORE – As the nation reacts to the acquittal in the Freddie Gray case, there are calls for justice and for peace. Rev. Tom Harris at Govans Presbyterian Church in Baltimore says you can't have one without the other. He's disappointed a Baltimore judge acquitted Officer Caesar Goodson ...Read More

Granite State Democrats held a sit-in at the State House on Thursday to show solidarity with Democrats who were blocking business in the U.S. House to demand action on gun control measures. (via Twitter/katbeep).

CONCORD, N.H. – Democratic lawmakers in the Granite State echoed the national scene on Thursday when they staged a sit-in at the State House to show solidarity with lawmakers who were blocking business on the floor of the U.S. House. Rep. Katherine Rogers helped organize the action. She says ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked two of President Obama's executive orders on immigration. (Kconnors/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES -- Latino rights supporters are regrouping after the Supreme Court split 4-4 on the constitutionality of President Obama's immigration policy. The tie lets a lower court decision stand, blocking two of the president's executive orders. One program, Deferred Action for Parents of America ...Read More

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has released an assessment of The Oregon Community Foundation, the state's largest charitable foundation. (Kyle Pearson/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's largest source of funding for nonprofit groups has built a strong network statewide, according to a new report. The Oregon Community Foundation, the eighth largest of its kind in the country, distributed $103 million in 2015 to fund charitable causes and scholarships. Lis ...Read More

The Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Newtown Police/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's ban on assault weapons has survived a challenge in federal court. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a federal court ruling upholding the state ban on the sale of military-style assault rifles and large-capacity magazines. Ron Pinciaro, ...Read More

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