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    PNS Daily News - September 4, 20150 

    Our news today includes a report on the drive for criminal charges against car company executives; a new ranking on where to go for jobs in clean energy; and why the millennial generation may need some confidence boosting.

Public News Service - Northeast

Consumer, health and safety groups want Congress to look at tougher safety laws for automakers and executives. Credit:

HARWOOD, Md. - Safety is top-of-mind as people hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, but all the precautions in the world can't protect against an unknown automobile defect. More than 100 consumer, health and safety groups want tougher laws on the books to protect people, especially when car def ...Read More

A Vermont-based solar energy company is seeing resistance from residents in Oneida, New York, over a proposed solar farm project. Credit: Patrick Moore/

ONEIDA, N.Y. - A Vermont-based company has proposed building one of the largest solar farms in upstate New York's Madison County, which it says could save residents millions in energy costs. But the developer, groSolar, is getting push-back from Oneida residents near the proposed site, who fear it ...Read More

A campaign by New York state and local law enforcement officials targets impaired drivers for the Labor Day weekend. Credit: Earl Estrera/

NEW YORK - State and local police departments in New York are cracking down on impaired drivers for the Labor Day weekend. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is part of a national effort to reduce accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Richard Mallow is executive direct ...Read More

Runoff entering the Allegheny River contains arsenic, lead and mercury. Credit: David Fulmer/Wikimedia Commons

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A federal judge says PPG Industries violated the law by allowing toxic runoff from a former waste dump to flow into the Allegheny River. The contamination enters into the river 38 miles upstream from Pittsburgh's primary drinking water intake pipe. David Masur, executive director ...Read More

According to OSHA, half of all construction workers killed on the job in 2013 were of Latino descent. Photo credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.

NEW YORK – Advocates say an agreement between the Mexican consulate and city and federal agencies may help reduce the alarming number of fatalities among Mexican workers at construction sites. Studies have found that while Latinos make up only 7.7 percent of all construction workers, Latinos ...Read More

A state investigation found Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania does not donate, buy or sell fetal tissue. Credit: Planned Parenthood.

YORK, Pa. – As abortion opponents threaten federal and state funding cuts, supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied at the organization's York Medical Center Thursday morning. The release of a video by an anti-abortion group, which allegedly shows Planned Parenthood officials at an unnamed lo ...Read More

As Gen-X starts to turn 50, many worry they'll never be able to retire. Credit: Alon/

NEW YORK - The first wave of "Generation X" New Yorkers turns 50 this year, and many are panicking about saving enough money for retirement, according to a statewide survey. Commissioned by AARP, the survey found that Gen Xers are even more worried about retirement savings than are Baby Boomers. B ...Read More

LGBT advocates say the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling has encouraged states to expand so-called religious exemption laws. Credit: Skeeze/Pixabay.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania's Religious Freedom Protection Act has been used since 2002 to protect an individual's right to practice their religion, but a new report says laws being introduced around the country may be used to legitimize discrimination. The report from the Movement Advance ...Read More

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