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    PNS Daily News - May 6, 20160 


    Our daily news rundown includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says he’s not quite ready to endorse Donald Trump for president, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but it could be a sad day for moms with kids in jail, and do you how much time do you spend online every day? The people at Facebook know.

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Some health-care advocates say Illinois' new overtime pay ban for home-care workers already is reducing services for people with disabilities. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois advocates for in-home health-care workers and their clients say the state's new overtime pay ban already may be harming the people who rely on those services. Gov. Bruce Rauner's change to not allow overtime hours at time-and-a-half pay for home health-care workers went ...Read More

New research shows thousands of mothers across the country have been stepping up as effective advocates for changes in the juvenile-justice system. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As families celebrate Mother's Day this weekend, a new report says thousands will be feeling the pain of separation instead because a child is behind bars. The "Mothers at the Gate" report from the Institute for Policy Studies details how some family members are challenging the ...Read More

A new report documents the efforts by families to change the juvenile justice system. (Citizens for Prison Reform)

INDIANAPOLIS - About 54,000 children are incarcerated in the U.S., which means their families will be spending this Mother's Day weekend without them, or visiting them wherever they're locked up. Many of those moms are now fighting to end mass incarceration of young people and to make sure when te ...Read More

About 40 miles of streams have been formally adopted in Iowa, leaving hundreds of miles more in need of volunteers to help clean them up. (GoAdoptaStream.com)

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the Iowa Legislature unable to pass a clean water funding plan, everyday Iowans are still taking steps to improve the water supply. Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines is providing "adoption papers" so volunteer groups can take care of one or more local streams in need of ...Read More

Evaluations linked to test scores, higher health-care costs and pay freezes are among the challenges faced by Michigan teachers. (Michigan Education Association)

LANSING, Mich. - A week when another Detroit teacher sick-out made headlines will come to a close with educators from around Michigan joining forces to build positive energy. A Teaching Empowered Rally will be held Saturday on the steps of the Capitol building. President of the Lansing Schools E ...Read More

An address confidentiality bill could protect survivors of abuse from being harassed or stalked. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill under consideration at the Statehouse could help ease some of the fears felt by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. House Bill 359 would establish a voluntary program that would create a confidential address for them which, according to Nancy Neylon, executive ...Read More

ADHD medications can lead to irritability, lack of appetite and difficulty sleeping. Health officials are urging parents to try behavior therapy first. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs. The CDC also is asking insurance companies to cover the cost of treatment. Dr. Anne ...Read More

Foster children in Michigan need the stability of a loving home while their families are in crisis.(Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Hundreds of children in Michigan are in need of families who will open up their hearts and homes. During National Foster Care Month in May, child welfare agencies are encouraging Michiganders to consider becoming a foster parent to help children whose families are in crisis ...Read More

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