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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.

Media Reform

Men dominate the national conversation about women's reproductive health, according to a new report. (LuckyBusiness/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Male voices and perspectives are blocking out females – even in coverage of women's reproductive health – according to new research by the Women's Media Center. It says journalists who are women produce 37 percent of articles on contraception or abortion, compared with 5 ...Read More

Students spend the equivalent of two-thirds of a school year, on average, playing with devices instead of paying attention to professors, according to a new report. (iStock)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - College students spend more class time than ever playing with their smartphones and other digital devices, according to a new University of Nebraska report. The study, which surveyed 675 students in 26 states, found on average students check their phones during class more than 11 t ...Read More

Transportation on demand is just one of the ways technology and social media are evolving in the lifestyle realm. (M. Shand)

MIAMI, Fla. - As people across Florida prepare to ring in 2016, a consumer technology expert says a safer, healthier new year could be just a few swipes away. New Year's Eve parties used to mean keeping the number of a cab company in your pocket and hoping they'd answer, but consumer technology co ...Read More

There is a move among Wisconsin lawmakers to keep their text messages secret and exempt from the state open records law. g-stockstudio/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. - Watchdog groups in Wisconsin are opposing a move to exempt the text messages of elected officials from the state's open records law. The Republican leadership in the legislature says texts should not be subject to the law because they are "transitory communications," and therefore ...Read More

Access to high-speed Internet is crucial for the survival of Wisconsin's rural population, according to a grassroots organizer who says politicians have abandoned rural people. (UW Extension)

MADISON, Wis. - Political leaders of both parties don't listen to rural people, according to the grassroots group Blue Jean Nation. Mike McCabe says there are issues critical to rural Wisconsin which should be addressed by both Democrats and Republicans. One of the biggest issues is lack of broadb ...Read More

A consumer watchdog group is urging customers to petition their Internet providers to forgo potential plans for data caps. (iStockphoto)

CHICAGO – A consumer watchdog group in Illinois is asking Internet users to sign a petition aimed at convincing Internet service providers, or ISPs, to drop potential plans for data caps and new overage charges. This comes as one of the country's largest ISPs, Comcast, is rolling out new dat ...Read More

New limits have been placed on the cost of phone calls in prison. Credit: Arnoshwithal/morguefile

WASHINGTON - Phone calls to and from prison inmates in Montana will cost a lot less starting next year, thanks to a decision Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC voted to cap the rates and fees and strongly discouraged the providers' practice of paying commissions to the priso ...Read More

A San Diego nonprofit is training web developers for free in an effort to keep technology jobs in the U.S. Credit: SoftStack Factory

SAN DIEGO - A quick search for web developer jobs in California turns up 10,000 positions, open, right now. But many young people don't have the skills to write code, and can't afford college or $10,000 for a coding boot camp. Consequently, many companies are sending the jobs overseas. But a uniqu ...Read More

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