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    PNS Daily News - October 5, 20150 

    A variety of issues to kick-off the week including; the fight continues in support of public lands; New York steps up bail reform efforts; and a Southern City examines an unconventional approach to the problem of homelessness.

Children's Issues

A new nonpartisan coalition says the time is right to reform Virginia's juvenile justice system. Credit: Richard Ross for the Annie E. Casey Foundation

RICHMOND, Va. - The time is right to reform Virginia's juvenile justice system, according to a new nonpartisan coalition called RISE for Youth. The coalition wants to replace the big juvenile prisons with community-based corrections. States around the country have been changing how they treat young ...Read More

Indiana's Safe Haven Law was enacted in 2000. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS – A newborn child about 12-hours-old was recently discovered outside a church in Jennings County. The baby is among those who have been surrendered since Indiana enacted its Safe Haven Law in 2000. The law allows a parent, family member, clergy member, social worker or any oth ...Read More

The EPA is updating standards to protect the nation's farmworkers from pesticide poisoning. Credit: Enviromantic/iStockphoto.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The EPA is updating standards to increase safety and protect the health of America's estimated two million farmworkers from pesticide poisoning. The new rules mean children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to handle pesticides, and workers will get safety trai ...Read More

The average starting salary for teachers in Illinois is about $39,000 per year. Credit: Cynthia357/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Teachers around Illinois are instrumental in the development of children, and a new analysis finds the Prairie State is among the most financially rewarding places for teachers to work. The personal finance website WalletHub ranks Illinois 11th nationally on its list of Th ...Read More

Police serve as safety officers in New York City public schools. Credit: Jim.henderson/Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK - Children's advocates are calling a bill requiring the New York City Department of Education to make information about school discipline public a model for the nation. Police serve as safety officers in public schools and discipline can include arrests as well as suspensions. According to ...Read More

Research from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kanasas City and other facilities holds promise for extreme preterm infants. Credit: Chris Hall/Wikimedia Commons.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It's good news for the tiniest and most vulnerable among us. Thanks to changes in care practices and other advances, survival rates for extreme preterm infants – sometimes called "micro preemies" – are on the rise. The study from the National Institutes of Healt ...Read More

About 78,000 Idahoans still lack health insurance because of the state's reluctance to accept federal Medicaid funding. Credit: Parenting Upstream/Pixabay.

ALBION, Idaho – Seventy-eight thousand Idahoans are still waiting for affordable health insurance. If Idaho "closed the gap" and accepted federal Medicaid funding, Gem State residents would be able to purchase coverage. It's a move a governor's task force has recommended, but the Legislature h ...Read More

A new study ranks Arizona the third worst state in the nation to be a teacher. Credit: Shironosov/iStockPhoto.

PHOENIX – Arizona ranks third worst in the nation for teachers, according to a new study released Monday. The report from WalletHub crunched the numbers for all 50 states plus Washington D.C., and found that Arizona ranks 49th overall – sitting in the bottom three for salary and student ...Read More

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