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    PNS Daily News - July 7, 20150 

    A variety of issues on today's nationwide rundown including; Kentucky getting feedback on updated fracking regulations, while activists are arrested in California protesting oil trains; a U-S District Judge being asked to intervene in the Illinois budget mess to protect vulnerable children; and a wild ride for Washington State workers comes to a happy ending.


PHOTO: Ken Ross of the Michigan Credit Union League presents a check to Sparrow Children's Center, representing the League's fund-raising efforts for the four Children's Miracle Network hospitals in the state. Photo courtesy of John Foren.

LANSING, Mich. – Each year, tens of thousands of premature babies, sick children, and their parents find solace and treatment at Children's Miracle Network hospitals. That care is made possible, in part, by contributions from credit unions in Michigan. Sparrow Children's Center in Lansing is ...Read More

PHOTO: Las Vegas is scheduled to get some special visitors on bicycles Tuesday as the Journey of Hope crosses the country raising money and awareness for people with disabilities. Photo courtesy of The Ability Experience.

LAS VEGAS - College students cycling across the country to raise money and awareness about people with disabilities are scheduled to stop in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members will ride about 3,700 miles over two months from California to Washington, D.C., and raise more than $50 ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 125,000 people have signed a petition demanding the New York Blood Center restore funding to care for 66 of its former research chimps who advocates say were abandoned by the nonprofit organization. Photo credit - Agnes Souchal for the HSUS.

NEW YORK – It's a nonprofit organization that New Yorkers normally associate with helping people, but the outcry is growing against the New York Blood Center for allegedly abandoning 66 of its former research chimpanzees. Anthropologist Brian Hare, an assistant professor at Duke University, ...Read More

PHOTO: Brooklyn Insights, a strategic planning process that impacted young people and others in the borough, was one of the outreach efforts that won three New York nonprofits national recognition with NCRP Impact Awards. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Community Foundation.

NEW YORK - The nationwide trend for many nonprofits is to make their mark on just one pressing need, but two New York grant makers just got national recognition in part because they are fast on their feet and versatile. The New York Foundation has been around longer than most. While it is far from ...Read More

PHOTO: This shared office space for nonprofit groups in Kentucky is growing as it hits its one year anniversary. Those involved say it fosters collaboration. Photo courtesy the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a Louisville office building there's shared space where nonprofit groups can work together under one roof. The place has a catchy name: (c)space, a play on the tax-exempt status of nonprofit 501 c-three groups. Since the co-space concept was launched a year ago this month a half ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of thousands of pounds of food are expected to be collected in Utah during Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger food drive during which letter carriers collect bags of food left by  mailboxes. Photo courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - Thousands of people in Utah will be joining forces with letter carriers Saturday for one of the nation's biggest food drives. Ginette Bott, chief development officer for the Utah Food Bank, said Stamp Out Hunger helps communities across the state feed families that are struggling t ...Read More

PHOTO: Mallory Brown, shown here on a recent service trip to Mexico, is now headed to Nepal to work with different agencies on earthquake relief. Photo courtesy of Mallory Brown.

FERNDALE, Mich. – While thousands of people are fleeing Kathmandu in the wake of last month's devastating earthquake, a 28-year-old Michigan woman is today on a plane headed there, determined to lend a hand. Mallory Brown of Ferndale already had plans and a plane ticket to travel to Nepal be ...Read More

PHOTO: Scammers already are using the earthquake in Nepal as a ruse to get people to give them money, claiming to be or work for legitimate charities. Photo courtesy of

RENO, Nev. - Be cautious if donating money to any organization claiming to be helping earthquake victims in Nepal. Caution is the message from Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada president Tim Johnston, who said major disasters, such as the Nepal quake that has killed and injured thousands, t ...Read More

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