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    PNS Daily News - May 3, 20160 


    Taking a look at what’s making news today: the Supreme Court backs away from a minimum raise challenge; working women want their struggles addressed by candidates; and Americans are encouraged to re-discover the joys of being unplugged.

Philanthropy

A Boston nonprofit is ditching the fancy banquet tables in favor of soapboxes Tuesday night in an event that will focus on patient-centered care. (National Institutes of Health)

BOSTON - Forget the banquet table with expensive flowers and a fancy meal. A major Boston nonprofit is replacing that with soapboxes for speakers to stand on for what they expect will be a wide-ranging conversation about patient-centered care. Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, executive director for Health C ...Read More

Hunter Erb was diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects when he was three days old. (Stephanie Erb)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Stephanie Erb of Boone has experienced trials no mother should have to face. Her son Hunter was diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects when he was just three days old. After several open-heart surgeries. doctors determined Hunter had a very rare disorder that narrows th ...Read More

Group Health is celebrating the annual Healthy Kids Day by giving away 4,000 helmets. (pixabay)

SEATTLE - Kids can find the helmet that fits on Saturday at YMCAs in western Washington. The Ys are celebrating Healthy Kids Day, and Group Health Cooperative is joining them to promote bike safety by giving away 4,000 helmets. Dr. Matt Handley, medical director for quality at Group Health, said ch ...Read More

Grants from the New York Community Trust help grassroots organizations fund their work. (MASA)

NEW YORK - A major source of funding for nonprofit groups in New York City is succeeding at helping marginalized communities, according to a new report. The New York Community Trust, the third largest of its kind in the nation, distributes about $55 million a year to organizations large and small. ...Read More

Employees of Community Financial Credit Union help unload donated copies of the book

LANSING, Mich. - It's never too early to begin learning how to manage your money. That's the message credit unions hope to foster this month, and they're starting with the youngest Michiganders. The book "Bunny Money" by Rosemary Wells is more than just a nicely illustrated children's story, it can ...Read More

Delegations from Arizona and across the country are in Washington, D.C., this week to push for federal regulations to end anonymous shell companies. (Warchi/iStock)

PHOENIX - An Arizona delegation is joining others in Washington D.C. this week to urge Congress to tighten laws that allow anonymous shell companies in the United States. The groups from across the country want Congress to establish federal regulations to make corporate ownership more transparent, ...Read More

No Roof Left Behind is a group of roofing contractors who collaborate to make some deserving homeowners dry, warm and very happy. (No Roof Left Behind)

RICHMOND, Va. - What might best be described as a "roofers' charity" is now taking nominations in Virginia for folks who may need a new roof at no cost and the whole process is open and very community-run. No Roof Left Behind is a group of roofing contractors in 70 communities, including two in Vir ...Read More

AARP Minnesota is looking for help in creating the state's first list of exceptional folks over age 50 who represent the best in the state's older population. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – You don't have to be young to blaze a trail or do something incredible – and to help prove it, advocates for older Minnesotans are looking to celebrate the accomplishments of those over age 50. AARP Minnesota this year is launching its 50 Over 50 list, and is looking ...Read More

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