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    PNS Daily Newscast - Tuesday, May 24th, 20160 


    The head of security for the TSA has been removed from the job. Ten million dollars is going to help landscapes devastated by fire, and a new interactive map will let you know if you live near a park that's been treated with cancer causing herbicides.

Poverty Issues

Two new reports show what it takes for Wyoming families to get by without public or private assistance. (Wyoming Women's Foundation)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two new reports released today by the Wyoming Women's Foundation show what it takes for families to get by without public or private assistance, and how to achieve economic security. The first report calculates a Self-Sufficiency Standard for each county based on "bare bones" bud ...Read More

New numbers show most Americans are worried they won't have enough money for retirement, but they also aren't saving enough. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Most American workers don't feel they have enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to a new survey. In the latest Country Financial Security Index, about 80 percent of Americans have some fears about what their retirement years will look like. Among the top c ...Read More

Nearly 180,000 kids in Iowa don't get the free summer meals that are being provided in many communities. (USDA.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Close to 90 percent of the Iowa children who are eligible for free meals during their summer break aren't getting them. Community groups run summer meal sites across the state, but the Iowa Department of Education says of more than 200,000 kids in need of the meals, only about 2 ...Read More

Starting today, 35 California counties expand their health programs to include more low-income families, regardless of immigration status. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

MARTINEZ, Calif. - Dozens of California counties are expanding health care for lower-income residents as of today, no matter their immigration status. Most of the counties are in Northern California, in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevadas. It's part of the County Medical Services Program, which ...Read More

About a quarter of Indiana's seniors live in a household with other family members, including children. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - More than 7 million, or 40 percent, of seniors eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have not applied, and the numbers are even lower in the Hoosier State. During Older Americans Month, the National Council on Aging has an effort under way to close the "SNA ...Read More

Texas public health officials say the aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary carrier of the Zika virus, which could reach Texas as soon as June or July. (Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas – The Zika virus is on its way to Texas this summer, and officials say it could have a devastating effect on impoverished communities in coastal and border cities. Public health officials told state lawmakers this week that Zika cases contracted through the aedes aegypti mosqui ...Read More

While the national high school graduation rate is around 82 percent, a new study finds Florida lags behind at just 76 percent. (hmm360/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida falls behind the national high school graduation rate, and the recent proliferation of alternative schools doesn't seem to be helping, according to a new study. Even though they enroll a small slice of students, the report from Johns Hopkins University finds that charte ...Read More

A statewide listening tour heads to Greeley Tuesday, May 24 in an effort to learn more about barriers to accessing mental health care. (Counselling/Pixabay)

DENVER - Mental Health Colorado is bringing its statewide listening tour to Greeley on May 24 in an effort to engage more residents in breaking through the barriers of mental health care. Andrew Romanoff, president and CEO of the group, says more than 1 million Coloradans experience a mental-heal ...Read More

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