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    PNS Daily News - Friday November 27, 20150 

    We’re featuring a variety of topics in today’s news including: Chicago protestors demanding more information about a deadly police shooting; an innovative housing program for ex-offenders shows promise in New York; and some Black Friday deals may not be worth the hassle.


Immigration advocates say Syrian refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S. pose no risk to Americans. Credit: ranjithd/

NEW YORK – While more than half of the nation's governors oppose allowing Syrian refugees into their states, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo welcomes them and says not doing so goes against American values. States protesting their admission say Syrians are a security threat and cite reports that ...Read More

Interfaith Thanksgiving this Sunday. Credit: Rev. David Felton, United Methodist Church

PHOENIX - In the wake of the terrorist bombing in Paris, this weekend's Eighth Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner in Fountain Hills takes on a new role, that of bringing together a community riven by fears about Muslim immigrants from Syria. This week Governor Doug Ducey demanded the feds stop ...Read More

A donation from employees of an Iowa electric-transmission company will provide some new wheelchairs for the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Iowa chapter. Courtesy: Paralyzed Veterans of America

DES MOINES, Iowa - Fundraising by employees at an electric transmission company that operates in Iowa has helped provide wheelchairs to Iowa veterans. ITC Holdings' chief executive Joe Welch said his employees raised more than $108,000 to purchase nine motorized wheelchairs for veterans with disabi ...Read More

Credit unions hope to share and further their good works through a contest now under way. Courtesy: Michigan Credit Union League

LANSING, Mich. - Credit unions have a long history of involvement with community causes, and a contest under way aims to showcase that and make more charitable work possible. "Share The Love" is a nationwide contest, in which credit unions are being asked to create a short video showcasing their g ...Read More

The Kresge Foundation was the second largest donor to Detroit's "Grand Bargain." Credit: James/Flickr

DETROIT - A vital player in Detroit's "Grand Bargain," as well as other projects in Michigan, is poised to become the next great social-justice funder, according to the findings of a report released today. The Philamplify initiative assessed the Kresge Foundation, and principal report researcher El ...Read More

The AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program is looking for volunteers. Courtesy photo from AARP

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers and the folks who do it say it's fun and a great thing to do. Last year the program was at nearly 30 libraries, senior centers and other locations around the state. Hundreds of volunteers helped 27,000 low-and-mod ...Read More

Local farmers, food entrepreneurs and investors are gathering in Carbondale this weekend to "bring money back down to earth." Credit: Deyan Georgiev/iStockphoto.

DENVER – Slow Money, a grassroots effort to help bring more local food from farm to table, is holding its first Colorado conference this weekend in Carbondale. Slow Money founder Woody Tasche cites the "slow food" movement as inspiration, which began in Italy after the first McDonald's outlet ...Read More

More than 500 people have signed up for a group "selfie" with a "Refugees Welcome" banner on the Idaho Statehouse steps Saturday. Credit: Joshua Wiese.

BOISE, Idaho - Refugees are a top news headline around the world, as well as here at home, with debate over resettlement programs and the thought-to-be accidental fire that destroyed the Boise International Market. Two Boiseans have organized a gathering on the Idaho Statehouse steps for Saturday, ...Read More

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