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    PNS Daily News - August 31, 20150 


    Among the stories we are following; President Obama renames the nation’s tallest peak; officials close in on a guns in parks policy; the death penalty on trial in California; and how dropping your devices could get you a better night’s sleep.

Community Issues and Volunteering

Eating fresh is one of the many ways to healthier communities in Kentucky. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - There's a message being sent to civic leaders across Kentucky that a healthy community is about much more than hospitals and clinics. Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, says it's also about where you work, education, transportation and fo ...Read More

Indiana family caregivers can gather, share, learn and laugh at a new event. Credit: The Arches/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS – A little laughter can go a long way, and family caregivers in Indiana have a new opportunity to ease the stress of their demanding lives. AARP Indiana is hosting a first-of-its-kind gathering where family caregivers can share, learn and yuck it up together. There are nearly ...Read More

Granite Staters in a Life Reimagined Check-up at the Sweet Baby Vineyard in August. Check-ups are being offered in Manchester and Concord in September. Credit: AARP-NH

CONCORD, N.H. – As the final days of summer tick down, Granite Staters have an opportunity to spend the fall reimagining their lives in work and in pleasure. Sarah Kelsea, associate state director for outreach with AARP New Hampshire, says Life Reimagined workshops are a kind of check-up tha ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay Conservation Corps members planting trees. The corps class of 2016 is being announced today. Photo courtesy: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

EDGEWATER, Md. – It's a tough job, but one so popular it's been expanded every year since 2010. Forty-one young men and woman ages 18 to 25 make up the Chesapeake Bay Conservation Corps class of 2016, being introduced today. The class will spend a year working on projects benefiting the Chesa ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina lawmakers are considering a so-called TABOR amendment that would limit the state government's ability to raise taxes. Colorado has had such an amendment since 1992. Photo credit: Darren Hester/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Colorado may be almost 1,500 miles from North Carolina, but Tar Heel State lawmakers are looking into a constitutional amendment already in place there. The North Carolina State Senate recently approved what is often referred to as a Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR, which wo ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada's economy is back in the black and breaking records following the Great Recession.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Statistics from the state show Nevada's economy is back in the black and breaking records following the Great Recession, which hit the Silver State harder than most places. Bill Anderson, chief economist with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, sa ...Read More

Legislation proposed in North Carolina would offer driver's permits to undocumented residents. Supporters say it would reduce insurance premiums and make the state's roads safer. Photo credit: jade/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina could begin offering driver's permits to undocumented residents, if legislation (HB 328) introduced this spring is passed. While some oppose offering permits to people in the state without proper immigration documents, Dave Phillips, spokesperson with State Farm Insu ...Read More

North Dakota lawmakers will convene Wednesday to begin a study on what can be done to better support family caregivers in the state. Credit: Silvia Jansen.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The next North Dakota Legislative Assembly is still more than a year away, but lawmakers are already busy preparing, including a meeting of the Interim Human Services Committee on Wednesday that will examine the issue of family care-giving. The panel will begin a study on wha ...Read More

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