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    PNS Daily News - May 6, 20160 


    Our daily news rundown includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says he’s not quite ready to endorse Donald Trump for president, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but it could be a sad day for moms with kids in jail, and do you how much time do you spend online every day? The people at Facebook know.

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About 40 miles of streams have been formally adopted in Iowa, leaving hundreds of miles more in need of volunteers to help clean them up. (GoAdoptaStream.com)

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the Iowa Legislature unable to pass a clean water funding plan, everyday Iowans are still taking steps to improve the water supply. Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines is providing "adoption papers" so volunteer groups can take care of one or more local streams in need of ...Read More

Pollutants get into storm drains and wind up in local waterways, including Chesapeake Bay. (princegeorgescounty.md.gov)

BALTIMORE - The Environmental Protection Agency is praising Prince George's County for efforts to address stormwater runoff that ends up in Chesapeake Bay. There was $2.4 million recently awarded for 33 projects by businesses, neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations and nonprofits that foun ...Read More

Evaluations linked to test scores, higher health-care costs and pay freezes are among the challenges faced by Michigan teachers. (Michigan Education Association)

LANSING, Mich. - A week when another Detroit teacher sick-out made headlines will come to a close with educators from around Michigan joining forces to build positive energy. A Teaching Empowered Rally will be held Saturday on the steps of the Capitol building. President of the Lansing Schools E ...Read More

Whether it is riding to work, the store or just for fun, Bay Staters have plenty of riding opportunities during National Bike Month. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON - It's National Bike Month, offering plenty of opportunities for folks in Massachusetts to press their feet to the pedals and get on the road. Stefanie Seskin, active transportation director for the Boston Transportation Department, runs the Boston Bikes Program. She says they are encoura ...Read More

A new report documents the efforts by families to change the juvenile justice system. (Citizens for Prison Reform)

INDIANAPOLIS - About 54,000 children are incarcerated in the U.S., which means their families will be spending this Mother's Day weekend without them, or visiting them wherever they're locked up. Many of those moms are now fighting to end mass incarceration of young people and to make sure when te ...Read More

The regular primary registration deadline in Montana is Mon., May 9. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. - The primary election is coming up in about a month, on June 7 but the deadline for regular voter registration is this Monday, May 9. Montanans can find their polling place or print off registration forms from the Montana Conservation Voters website mtvoters.org then mail or take the ...Read More

New research shows thousands of mothers across the country have been stepping up as effective advocates for changes in the juvenile-justice system. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As families celebrate Mother's Day this weekend, a new report says thousands will be feeling the pain of separation instead because a child is behind bars. The "Mothers at the Gate" report from the Institute for Policy Studies details how some family members are challenging the ...Read More

Laiseng Saechao from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network speaks at a press conference Wednesday announcing the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More than two dozen California progressive organizations announced Wednesday they're forming a new coalition called the "Building the California Dream Alliance." The groups advocate for many different issues ranging from gender equity, environmental justice, workers' rights, imm ...Read More

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