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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 


    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

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Access to a gun in a domestic-violence situation vastly increases the likelihood of homicide. (Rusty Frank/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - A bill to help protect victims of domestic violence passed in Connecticut's House of Representatives on Wednesday. By a 104-42 vote, the House sent House Bill 5054 on to the Senate for consideration. That bill would require those subject to temporary restraining orders to turn ove ...Read More

About 12 percent of the Connecticut primary ballots were cast by 18- to 29-year-olds this year. (Kreg Steppe/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Young voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday's primary in Connecticut -- and they voted their own way. An estimated 66,000 voters from ages 18 to 29 went to the polls this week. According to Abby Kiesa, news coordinator and researcher at the Center for Information and Res ...Read More

Maine lawmakers will be busy today dealing with veto messages by Gov. Paul LePage. A bill concerning drug overdose medication is deemed to be a priority. (sustainablepulse.com)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers meet today for a single purpose -- to address vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage -- and there is no shortage of them to consider. Assistant House Majority Leader Sara Gideon said a priority will be trying to overturn the LePage veto of LD 1547, a bill that provides access ...Read More

People ages 18 to 29 account for 11 percent of all Pennsylvania voters. (Tom Arthur/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - About 350,000 young voters cast ballots in the primary this week, but their support for the frontrunners was split between the parties. About 18 percent of all eligible youths ages 18 to 29 cast ballots on Tuesday. On the Democratic side, young voters have strongly favored Sen. Be ...Read More

Events will be held in Boston, Northampton and Springfield for Workers' Memorial Day to remember the 63 workers who died on the job last year in the Commonwealth. (MassCOSH).

BOSTON – Today is Workers' Memorial Day and there will be events across the state to pay tribute to lives lost in the workplace and to put the focus on worker safety to prevent future deaths. Jeff Newton, membership and communications coordinator for the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupatio ...Read More

Gov. Paul LePage continues to draw fire for last week's veto of a measure to make a lifesaving drug-overdose antidote available in Maine without a prescription. (Matt Gagnon/Wikipedia)

AUGUSTA, Maine - To save a life - or not? That's the question at the core of the debate brewing over the veto by Gov. Paul LePage of a bill that would provide easier access to a life-saving drug-overdose antidote. Kenny Miller, executive director of the Health Equity Alliance and co-founder of the ...Read More

A new study finds older Americans, especially men, and certain ethnic groups need to drink more water to stay healthy. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed up on a study that was done about a decade ago that looks at whether Americans are drinking enough water. In its updated report, released today, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older A ...Read More

A pipeline path was cut through a maple syrup farm before the permit was denied. (Kelly Finan Illustration/Energyjustice.net)

NEW YORK - Environmentalists are praising a decision by the state's Department of Environmental Conservation that could halt construction of a natural-gas pipeline. As world leaders gathered in New York City on Friday to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, the DEC issued its decision denyin ...Read More

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