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    PNS Daily News - July 29, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; protests are planned today at the office of a Minnesota dentist accused of illegally killing a protected lion named Cecil during a big game hunt in Zimbabwe; and a bipartisan deal in the Senate will likely extend funding for a program supporters say is critical for protecting America public lands; and we report on Generation Z’s impact on the workplace.

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PHOTO: Indiana's new Farm to Food Banks program allows growers to sell extra produce to food banks. Photo credit: JZ Lomeck/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – An effort to get more fresh produce on the tables of struggling Hoosiers is coming to fruition. The Farms to Food Banks program is kicking off this summer. It allows food banks to purchase surplus or number-two grade produce at below market rates from local growers. Bob Whit ...Read More

Photo: A survey from USDA shows what small towns can do to survive. Photo by GDNS

WASHINGTON – A recent study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service focused on towns that are losing population. It featured several in South Dakota and other states on the northern plains. Study co-author John Cromartie, a USDA geographer, travel ...Read More

PHOTO: Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and a number of events to celebrate the milestone is planned across Iowa this weekend. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees that they have the same opportunities as everyone else. Photo credit: Jason Doiy.

DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s a major milestone as the landmark civil rights law that ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was spearheaded by former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and sign ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

HELENA, Mont. – When it comes to keeping small streams and wetlands clean, there's little controversy among hunters and anglers. A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Da ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll shows nearly unanimous support for the EPA's clean water policy among hunters and anglers in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Pennsylvania stream photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

CARLISLE, Pa. – A poll of national and Pennsylvania hunters and anglers has found overwhelming support, even among self-described conservatives, for a controversial EPA clean water policy. Commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the survey found support for an EPA plan to ap ...Read More

PHOTO: A bipartisan survey of hunters and anglers demonstrates broad support for applying the same rules and standards of the Clean Water Act to smaller streams and wetlands. The EPA has come under criticism for restoring protections. Photo credit: Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia.

DENVER – A new national survey of hunting and fishing enthusiasts reveals broad support among voters of all political stripes for applying Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. The poll was commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation. Bill Dvorak, a river outfitter ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina is pulling all branches of government together to find solutions to handling the state's population with mental illness and addiction issues. Photo credit: Penywise/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Mental health advocates are calling the Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force announced by Governor Pat McCrory "unprecedented." The Task Force aims to bring together all three branches of government to work together on issues related to mental health and addiction. Jack ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll released by the National Wildlife Federation finds a large majority of hunters and anglers across the political spectrum favor Clean Water Act standards that protect small rivers and wetlands in Ohio. Photo credit: Ed Devereaux/Flickr.

MARIETTA, Ohio – Some of Ohio's 110,000 miles of streams could lose potential environmental protections as Congress considers rescinding a recent EPA rule that extends Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. A poll released today by the National Wildlife Federation finds 83 ...Read More

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