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    PNS Daily News - July 8, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; the CDC reports that heroin use, abuse, and overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fast; a new national poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans support the Endangered Species Act; and a report details increased water use in fracking.

International Relief

PHOTO: A nonprofit organization in Utah is helping build temporary schools in several areas of earthquake-ravage Nepal. Photo courtesy of CHOICE Humanitarian.

WEST JORDAN, Utah - Utah-based CHOICE Humanitarian is helping to rebuild schools in Nepal following the massive earthquake and strong aftershock earlier this spring that killed more than 8,000 people. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck April 25 destroyed an estimated 4,500 schools, said Chris ...Read More

PHOTO: A Kenyan university student inspired by Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai has spent the past five months learning about reforestation by planting spruce trees in West Virginia. Photo courtesy of CASRI.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Kenyan college student is getting ready to take home lessons he learned over five months working in West Virginia's spruce reforestation. University of Nairobi political science major Mart Kabochi, 22, has been in the state since the beginning of the year and has worked as an ...Read More

PHOTO: As Washington becomes more diverse, workshops are being held in schools across the state to acquaint teachers and school personnel with refugee customs and experiences, and help them relate to the new students and families in their area. Photo credit: kobby_dagan/FeaturePics.com.
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SEATTLE - As Washington's population becomes more diverse, there's a greater need to understand what refugees go through, to help them adapt. School's Out Washington is sponsoring training to explain the issues faced by refugees to teachers and other school workers. Beth Farmer, a licensed indepen ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis says Utah and all of the U.S. have a moral obligation to care for the tens of thousands of undocumented children arriving along the nation's southern border until their immigration status is determined. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert and state faith leaders to support efforts to temporarily house and care for 1,000 undocumented children in Utah. Dabakis says he was motivated to take action after Herbert was among several Republican governors who sen ...Read More

PHOTO: Clean drinking water could soon be a reality for nearly 50,000 Kenyans thanks to the fundraising efforts of metro Detroiters. Photo courtesy of Hope Water Project.

DETROIT - Running a marathon is tough enough, but for many hundreds of metro Detroit area runners, Sunday's Detroit Free Press Marathon was a symbolic gesture as part of their mission to bring hope to a remote part of Kenya. Water stops were abundant during Sunday's marathon, but that's not the way ...Read More

PHOTO: The average American throws out about 20 pounds of food a month, which ends up costing $300 to $500 a year. Photo credit: John Michaelson

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's a major opportunity to address the growing global demand for food and, in Minnesota and across the United States, to slow the rising cost of groceries. According to Professor Jon Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, huge investm ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Caravan for Peace post card.

AUSTIN, Texas - A coast-to-coast caravan of Mexican drug-war survivors is traveling through Texas this week, trying to raise awareness of how U.S. policies affect their home country. More than 110 relatives of victims of drug-cartel-related violence are also pointing out ways in which the U.S. is af ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Young undocumented immigrants in Texas now have an online clearinghouse for weighing the potential risks and benefits of applying for the new Department of Homeland  Security’s “deferred action” program.
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AUSTIN, Texas - The federal program allowing certain young, undocumented immigrants to apply for temporary legal status just rolled out last week, but it's already generating excitement - and uncertainty - in Texas immigrant communities. Because "deferred-action status" is brand new, applicants are ...Read More

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