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    PNS Daily News - February 10, 20160 


    Voters in New Hampshire turnout in force for outsiders Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump; also on today’s nationwide rundown; the Supreme Court puts the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan on hold; a New York push for healthcare for undocumented immigrants; and it’s National Young Voter Month.

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There are many federal and state grants to help Ohioans dreaming of a college education, and most start by filling out the FAFSA form. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans dreaming of higher education may experience sticker shock when they consider the price, but financial assistance is available. This weekend is Ohio College Goal Sunday, when current and prospective students can get help filling out the Free Application for Federal for Studen ...Read More

More than $100 million is available in Michigan annually to help students pay for college and vocational training. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - For getting to college, good grades can only go so far you also need a way to pay. And throughout February, experts are available across Michigan to help prospective and current students apply for financial aid. Bill DiSessa, spokesman with the Michigan Department of Education, sa ...Read More

February is "National Young Voter Month," an effort by the League of Women Voters to help young people embrace and navigate the electoral process. (iStockphoto)

DENVER - February is "National Young Voter Month," an effort by the League of Women Voters to help young people embrace and navigate the electoral process. In Colorado, 16 year olds can pre-register when they take their driver's license test, and can vote after they turn 18. Marlu Burkamp, spokesw ...Read More

A move to set up six weeks of paid parental leave is gaining support from Minnesota workers. (iStockphoto)

ST PAUL, Minn. - A plan to ensure that Minnesota state employees have six weeks of paid parental leave is earning praise from workers. Governor Mark Dayton's proposal is part of his supplemental budget package, which still needs approval from state lawmakers. The idea, however, falls in line with ...Read More

U.S. immigration officials say they are taking a hands-off policy toward churches that provide sanctuary to refugees who could be deported. (Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - A church in Texas has given a Guatemalan refugee sanctuary and is hoping that more religious organizations will follow suit. Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas has taken in a woman who church officials will only call Hilda. She says she came to the U.S. to escape vio ...Read More

The first case of Zika virus is confirmed in Tennessee by the State Department of Health. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The first case of Zika virus has been reported in Tennessee the state Department of Health announced late Tuesday. The individual had traveled to South America prior to returning to east Tennessee. Dr. Tim Jones, state epidemiologist, says the state was prepared for the likely ...Read More

It's estimated one in five Indiana kids has been contacted by a predator on social media, and many of them have no idea it's happened. (Sierra Black)

INDIANAPOLIS - Social media is here to stay and, while there are many positive aspects of being online, there are also some dangers especially for children. In Indiana, it's estimated that one in five children has been contacted online by a sexual predator. Those statistics come from the Morgan Cou ...Read More

A report finds the Ohio Department of Education needs to review the use of restraint and seclusion. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new report says better enforcement is needed on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools. The recommendations in the research from Disability Rights Ohio highlight data in a 2015 report which found wide gaps in enforcement of a rule restricting the use of the practices. Kr ...Read More

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