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    PNS Daily News - December 22, 20140 


    A variety issues to start the week on our nationwide rundown including; the shooter is reported to have bragged before he assassinated a pair of NYPD officers; when pigs fly-a drone captures rare images of North Carolina pig farms; and a caution to Santa’s helpers, lotto tickets can be worse than coal for stocking stuffers.

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PHOTO: An effort to reduce domestic violence among Minnesota's Latino population is using social connectedness to engage the community and let victims know what help is available. Photo credit: Nicola/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Domestic violence cuts across all economic, racial and social boundaries in Minnesota but there can be varied needs among victims, and one effort finding success is focused on the state's Latino population. Ivette Izea-Martinez, community engagement manager at Casa de Esperanza, ...Read More

PHOTO: A new coalition of venture capitalists has formed to encourage more protected public land. Its members say beautiful places with recreational opportunities are attracting entrepreneurs and skilled workers that boost local economies. Photo of Lake Berryessa courtesy U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Dept. of the Interior.

SAN FRANCISCO — There's a link between successful start-ups and the great outdoors - and members of a new national coalition say it's a profitable one that should be encouraged. Some of the investment and venture capital firms in the "Conservation for Economic Growth Coalition" are California ...Read More

PHOTO: Two cities in Utah are among the best in the U.S. for older Americans to live, according to the Milken Institute's "Best Cities for Successful Aging Index." Photo credit: Utah Department of Human Services.

SALT LAKE CITY - According to the Milken Institute Best Cities for Successful Aging Index, released Tuesday, Provo and Salt Lake City are among the nation's best cities for aging Americans. The report ranks Provo third and Salt Lake fifth on its list of 100 cities. Laura Polacheck, communications d ...Read More

PHOTO: The Holmes Family of Misty Brook Farm, a Buy/Protect/Sell Project in Albion, was helped by Maine Community Foundationís $1 million loan to Maine Farmland Trust. Photo credit: Greta Rybus/Maine Farmland Trust.

ELLSWORTH, Maine – The Maine Community Foundation is one of the nation's best at finding ways to build community wealth using new approaches, according to a report released today. The report by the Maryland-based Democracy Collaborative names the Ellsworth-based foundation one of the Innovati ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Public and private efforts to lift Maineís children out of poverty should take a two-generation approach, according to a new Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT policy report. Graphic credit: Pixabay.

PORTLAND, Maine - Public and private efforts to lift Maine's children out of poverty should take a "two-generation" approach, according to a new Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT policy report. The report says parents should be given the tools and skills to get on track to better economic opportunities if ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota's uninsured rate is at a historic low, but there are still a quarter million people in the state without health coverage. Photo credit: Jennifer Murrow/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The annual open enrollment period for MNsure begins later this week and while there have been major struggles along the way, a look back over this past year also shows significant progress. Since the launch of MNsure last year, around 370,000 Minnesotans have enrolled in co ...Read More

PHOTO: With stories from immigrant families in Illinois and around the nation, a new report highlights the need for immigration reform. Photo credit: Mary Anne Enriquez/Flickr.

CHICAGO - Stories from immigrant communities in Illinois and around the nation are featured in a new report uncovering questionable practices by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Tania Unzueta with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network authored the report. She says ICE ag ...Read More

PHOTO: The Bdote Learning Center is immersing students in the Dakota and Ojibwe languages, so they don't disappear as other Native American languages have. Photo courtesy of Bdote Learning Center.

MINNEAPOLIS - As the number of speakers fluent in Native American languages continues to fade, a Minnesota school like few others in this nation is helping to keep those languages alive. The Bdote Learning Center in Minneapolis is a year-round charter school where the students are immersed in eithe ...Read More

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