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    PNS Daily News - October 7, 20160 

    Today’s news features a variety of issues including: the largest one-time release of prisoners announced by the Justice Department; new projects aim to stem catastrophic wildfires; and why kids around the globe are putting on their walking shoes today.

Gun Violence Prevention

Domestic violence occurs regardless of age, race or economic backgrond. Credit: Helga Webber/Flickr Creative Commons.

LANSING, Mich. – It's often a hidden problem, but domestic violence occurs in Michigan homes more often than some may realize. Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is being used to highlight misconceptions about domestic violence. As a social worker with the National Association of So ...Read More

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

New analysis from the Institute for Women's Policy Research shows, if current trends continue, women will not receive equal pay until 2059. Credit: CreativaImages/iStockphoto

DENVER - Women won't get paid as much as men until the year 2059, according to a report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Study director Jessica Milli says the median income for women working full-time was over $10,000 less than men in 2014. Milli says more needs to be done to close the ...Read More

A dozen State Police investigators will be assigned to help investigate college rape cases under New York’s new affirmative consent law. Credit: Tom S./

NEW YORK – In less than a month, New York's affirmative consent law, requiring uniform steps to combat sexual assault on college campuses, takes effect. State officials have announced details of how they plan to implement the law, including a dozen State Police investigators assigned to a new ...Read More

State Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, has introduced legislation to restore Wisconsin's two-day waiting period for handgun purchases. Credit: Eric Tadsen

MADISON, Wis. – State Rep. Chris Taylor, a Madison Democrat, has introduced legislation that would reinstate Wisconsin's 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases. In mid-June, Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation repealing the state's decades-long, two-day waiting period. Walker and th ...Read More

A fatal shooting in San Antonio is shining new light on the debate over whether law-enforcement officers should use body cameras. Credit: Avid Creative, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - A video released Monday by an ABC affiliate in San Antonio shows Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez fatally shooting Gilbert Flores. In the video, Flores stands still - and at a distance from the officers with his hands raised - the moment the deputies open ...Read More

India Peaks Wilderness, in Colorado's front range. Credit: Hogs555/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The U.S. Forest Service is holding a public hearing tonight in Nederland on its proposed management plan for recreational shooting along Colorado's front range. The agency has seen an increase in people using public lands for target practice along with an increase in other recreational act ...Read More

Tina Manns is retiring after 23 years helping domestic violence victims. Credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An institution in West Virginia domestic violence prevention is on her way to retiring. After nearly 25 years, Tina Manns is cutting her hours as Boone County Outreach Coordinator for the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program. In countless cases, the diminutive, white-haired 8 ...Read More

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