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    PNS Daily News - March 6, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; New York schools lifting some barriers to immigrant enrollment; Connecticut lawmakers take up a Better Jobs Act; and citizens in West Virginia force lawmakers to shed some light on dark money.

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Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft by not safeguarding their personal information. AARP's Fraud Watch Network offers tips to protect your identity, as well as free tax preparation through AARP's Tax Aide program. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Too many California taxpayers may be putting themselves at risk of tax identity theft. Nancy McPherson, AARP California’s interim state director, says not safeguarding your personal information makes it easy for scammers to electronically file your tax return and c ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The home-security industry is sounding the alarm about deregulating phone service in the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Senate on Monday approved what's become known as the AT&T bill, making it the first bill to land on the governor's desk this legislative session. The bill frees the b ...Read More

PHOTO: Former police officer Tom Hendershot reimagined his life and is now the owner of Antiquities Company, a Grand Rapids-area business specializing in natural history exhibits. Photo courtesy of T. Hendershot.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As many Michiganders round the corner on the second half of their lives, they're not slowing down, but instead taking off in entirely new directions thanks in part to a program from AARP. It's called Life Reimagined, and the goal is to help people over 50 prepare to wri ...Read More

PHOTO: The Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger has helped feed students regardless of socio-economic status through school breakfasts, after school snacks and summer meal programs. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

DENVER – There are fewer young, rumbling bellies today in Colorado than five years ago. The Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger celebrated its fifth birthday at the governor's mansion in Denver on Friday. The campaign has worked to streamline access to food stamps and expand programs ...Read More

IMAGE: The largest annual food drive in the state begins Sunday, with the March Campaign from Minnesota Foodshare. Image courtesy Minnesota Foodshare.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The arrival of March on the calendar this Sunday also marks the beginning of the state's largest annual food drive. The March Campaign from Minnesota FoodShare last year raised more than $8 million and 4 million pounds of food. Director Suzanne Shatila said the goal is even higher ...Read More

PHOTO: How green is your thumb? Prospective vegetable gardeners living on tight budgets can sign up for Seed to Supper courses in 15 Oregon counties this spring to learn the basics. Photo courtesy Oregon Food Bank.

PORTLAND, Ore. - It soon will be time to garden in Oregon, and in 15 counties around the state, volunteers are teaching "Seed to Supper" courses beginning in March. Seed to Supper was created through Oregon Food Bank and the Oregon State University Extension Service to help adults on limited budget ...Read More

PHOTO: It's crunch time for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's ID card program for undocumented immigrants and others who lack proper identification. The administration is rushing to issue the first 10,000 IDNYC cards by early next week, after receiving a surge in applicants when the program launched in January. Photo credit: IDNYC.

NEW YORK – It's crunch time for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's ID card program for undocumented immigrants and others who lack proper identification. The administration says it is opening two new IDNYC enrollment centers today, after receiving a surge in applicants when the program launched ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado immigrants' rights organizations are calling on Congress and the administration to keep families together. Photo credit: Jonathan McIntosh

DENVER - A day after a federal judge in Texas put a pause on President Obama's sweeping executive actions on immigration, community organizations in Colorado are mobilizing. The ruling in Texas came one day before hundreds of thousands of immigrants were about to apply for access to work permits an ...Read More

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