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    PNS Daily News - June 29, 20160 


    We’re covering stories from around the world on today’s update, including: an attack at an airport in Istanbul leaves more than 30 people dead; some see a challenge in getting out the Latino youth vote, but now there’s an app for that; and could we soon see the end of the death penalty in the U.S.? One lawyer says it’s inevitable.

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The share of income taxes paid by corporations in Oregon has fallen from 18.5 percent to 6.7 percent since the mid-1970s. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The share of taxes Oregon collects from corporations has dropped significantly over the last four decades. According to a report released today by the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the corporate share of income taxes in the mid-1970s was more than 18 percent -- but today it's l ...Read More

300 Ohio educators join thousands from around the nation in Washington, D.C., to talk education this week. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While Ohio's kids are enjoying a break from the books during the summer, educators are still on the job. Some teachers are getting more training or developing lesson plans and others are working to improve education policies. Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Associat ...Read More

The nonprofit group Feeding Texas says too few low-income children are taking advantage of the state’s summer meals program. (iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas nonprofit organization that fights hunger is concerned that too few children have access to the state's daily summer food program. While food insecurity is on the rise in Texas, a recent report indicates that the number of children participating in the program has decreased ...Read More

Now that summer vacation has started, teachers are stressing the need to keep kids engaged in learning. (Woodley Wonderworks - Flickr)

RICHMOND, Va. - With schools in Virginia out for the summer, educators stress that we should keep our young students connected to learning, to avoid the "summer slide." Alexandria 4th grade teacher Christina Bohringer said research confirms that children lose ground if they don't keep reading and ...Read More

New research shows suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among young people. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among young people in Illinois and across the country, according to new research published today. The report, titled "Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents," updates an American Academy of Pediatrics report from 2007, when su ...Read More

Groups are working with first generation college students and their families to get them to complete some kind of post-secondary education. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Getting Indiana's kids motivated when it comes to post secondary education was the focus of a recent event in Indianapolis. The Postsecondary Counseling Institute features a series of workshops for educators, parents, youth workers, and community leaders. Tracy Butler, directo ...Read More

Eight families will be honored on Michigan Reunification Day. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – There's a special celebration today to honor Michigan families that were once torn apart. Michigan Reunification Day recognizes parents who have successfully navigated the challenges that caused them to be separated from their children. Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge T ...Read More

The Altoona Campus Aquatic Park is one of several locations participating in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. (Iowa Department of Public Health)

ALTOONA, Iowa – Swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged one to four. To cap off Drowning Prevention Week, the Iowa Department of Public Health is offering the World's Largest Swimming Lesson today in Altoona, as part of a nationwide program. "They ...Read More

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