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    PNS Daily News - August 31, 20150 


    Among the stories we are following; President Obama renames the nation’s tallest peak; officials close in on a guns in parks policy; the death penalty on trial in California; and how dropping your devices could get you a better night’s sleep.

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Indiana family caregivers can gather, share, learn and laugh at a new event. Credit: The Arches/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS – A little laughter can go a long way, and family caregivers in Indiana have a new opportunity to ease the stress of their demanding lives. AARP Indiana is hosting a first-of-its-kind gathering where family caregivers can share, learn and yuck it up together. There are nearly ...Read More

A majority of Idaho's 200,000 caregivers feel overwhelmed. Credit: gaertringer/pixabay.com.

BOISE, Idaho - They log more than 180 million hours a year, and they're feeling overwhelmed. That describes the 200,000 Idahoans who act as caregivers for spouses or other adult relatives who need help at home because of age or disabilities. The numbers are in a report from AARP that also delves i ...Read More

Drug-resistant lice have been found in Michigan and at least 24 other states. Credit: CDC/James Gathany via Wikimedia Commons

EAST LANSING, Mich. - When many parents find out their kids have brought home some unwanted visitors in the form of head lice, the first stop is often the drugstore, but experts say a better treatment might be found in your pantry. According to the American Chemical Society, lice resistant to over ...Read More

School Attendance Awareness Month kicks-off in September and in Connecticut there is special emphasis in Hartford Public Schools where six-in-10 students are chronically absent from class. Credit: woodleywonderworks via wiki commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Nationwide, nearly one-in-10 students is chronically absent from school, but as School Attendance Aware month kicks-off tomorrow, some Connecticut districts are coping with much higher absentee rates. Mario Flores is director of school climate and culture for Hartford Public Sch ...Read More

One-in-four Ohio teens admit to binge drinking; health leaders say SBIRT can help. Credit: incase/Flickr

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One-in-four Ohio high school students admit to binge drinking, according to the Office of Adolescent Health, and a new strategy debuting in some Ohio schools is opening the door to conversations about drugs and alcohol with students. The SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Re ...Read More

The State Fair begins today with classics like the giant slide, along with new offerings like the Minnesota Department of Health's newborn screening booth. Credit: Lynn B/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Great Minnesota Get-Together opens today and this year's run will include plenty of new offerings, including a booth focused on making sure babies in the state are getting off to a healthy start. For the first time, the Minnesota Department of Health's Newborn Screening Progr ...Read More

Immigrant rights groups say many Latinos are angry at GOP candidate Donald Trump's treatment of a prominent Spanish-language news anchor. Credit: FIRM

NEW YORK - It was a combative exchange that lit up the Internet, and GOP candidate Donald Trump's treatment of prominent Univision reporter Jorge Ramos is getting plenty of reaction in New York. Joselo Lucero is a 41-year-old immigrant rights activist on Long Island. He saw the exchange on televi ...Read More

Saguaro National Park, divided in eastern and western units on either side of Tucson, is home to Arizona's most iconic cactus, which is also among the world's rarest. Credit: National Park Service.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Saguaro National Park in the Tucson area is celebrating the ninety-ninth anniversary of the National Park Service today, with cake and free admission for visitors vying to see some of the rarest types of cacti in the world. Andy Fisher with Saguaro National Park says the rugge ...Read More

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