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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 


    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

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The number of homeless in CT has dropped 4 percent since 2007.  (Ed Yourdon/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut continues to make progress toward ending homelessness, according to the latest count. The annual survey, released Wednesday, showed a decrease of almost four-percent in overall homelessness compared to last year. That's the lowest since the statewide counts began in 200 ...Read More

Bend is considering expansion of its urban growth boundary to accommodate the city's rapidly-growing population. (Another Believer/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - City managers in Bend held a meeting Thursday that will help shape the city's expanding borders after it is approved by a state commission. Urban growth boundaries or UGB's hem in cities like Bend to prevent urban sprawl into rural areas. However, Bend has consistently ranked as ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on a Texas case, reaffirming the “one person, one vote” rule in drawing legislative districts. (P_Wei/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, has rejected a conservative challenge to the "one person, one vote" rule in how states draw their legislative districts. In Evenwel v. Abbott, a case that originated in Texas, the court ruled that districts must be drawn according t ...Read More

Nevada voting advocates call Monday's Supreme Court decision on state voting districts

LAS VEGAS - Voting-rights advocates are calling Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision "a huge victory for democracy," for keeping in place the system known as "one person, one vote." In the case, Evenwel v. Abbott, the plaintiffs had argued that states should be required to draw legislative distr ...Read More

The Census Bureau estimates Arizona gained about 100,000 new residents in 2014-15, most of them moving in from other states. (XiXinXing/iStockphoto)

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona's population, which has been somewhat stagnant for the past several years, has begun growing again. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates between July 2014 and 2015, the state added about 100,000 people, bringing its total population to around 6.8 million. George Hammond, direc ...Read More

Texas welcomed 490,000 new residents from July 2014 and July 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (DavidSucsy/iStock)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - If you've noticed you have a few more friends and neighbors lately, that's not an accident. Texas led the nation in population growth from 2014 to 2015, adding almost 500,000 new people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Lloyd Potter, Texas State Demographer, says much of t ...Read More

Washington has 101 delegates up for grabs in Saturday's Democratic caucuses. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - The U.S. Census Bureau has released a demographic profile of the state of Washington ahead of Democratic caucuses tomorrow. According to the Census Bureau, the state has nearly 5.5 million people of voting age. Although that doesn't necessarily mean all 5.5 million are eligible to vote ...Read More

Raleigh is one of fastest growing metro areas in the country, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. (JamesWillamor/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – People are moving to the Tar Heel State – particularly to its metro areas. Census data released today names Raleigh as the 16th fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, and found Charlotte also has seen significant gains in the last year. Statewide, between 2 ...Read More

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