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    PNS Weekend Update - April 25, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown: Baltimore braces for major protests as the police department admits to errors in the arrest of Freddie Gray; troubling data as e-cigarette use triples for tweens and teens; and we’ll clue you in on ways your spring cleaning can help your local community.

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PHOTO: An online tool is now live that allows you to compare towns, cities and states using the AARP Livability Index that crunches more than 60 factors. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons - Iracaz

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's one of those vexing questions: How do you know if you are living in the right place? Comparison shopping for towns and cities now is available on the web. It all comes down to "livability" according to Erica Michalowski, associate state director for community outreach with AA ...Read More

PHOTO: The asthma rate for children in Baltimore is more than twice the national average. That's one reason cited as two groups announce they will take Gov. Larry Hogan to court over his decision to block clean-air regulations. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BALTIMORE – A first-day-in-office move for Gov. Larry Hogan is headed to court, with the Sierra Club and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility having filed an intent to sue. The governor blocked a rule to require installation of pollution controls at coal-fired power plants. Davi ...Read More

U.S. cosmetic companies, once cruelty free, are testing on animals in China in order to sell products there - unbeknownst to many U.S. consumers. Photo credit: PETA

BOSTON – It's World Week for Animals in Laboratories – a time to remember the millions of animals in Massachusetts and around the world that are experimented on for a variety of reasons. Monkeys, mice and rabbits are a few of the animals used for testing medical, chemical, cosmetic and ...Read More

MAP: A new report finds that raising the state’s minimum wage would actually create more jobs, and it says in some counties as many as thirty percent of employees would get a boost. Map by the Keystone Research Center.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Not only would raising the state's low-end pay not cost jobs, a new analysis finds a $10.10 Pennsylvania minimum wage actually would add thousands of jobs. Mark Price, an economist at the Keystone Research Center who did much of the research, says for years people assumed r ...Read More

PHOTO: Animal-rights advocates say legislation pending in Albany won't cure local coyote problems. Instead, they predict ending a ban on live-restraint cable traps will subject many animals to torture. Photo credit: Marya/Flickr.

ALBANY, N.Y. - Animal-rights activists are sounding the alarm about legislation pending in Albany that would end the state's longstanding ban on snare-type animal traps. Brian Shapiro, New York state director of the Humane Society of the United States, said there is good reason live-restraint, cabl ...Read More

PHOTO: Town and city planners will hear from a transportation expert this week about how Portland, Ore.'s investment in hundreds of miles of bike lanes has quadrupled bike use in that city. Photo credit: Wikimedia commons - Steve Morgan

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. - It will be a wonky summit for sure, but at stake this week is the future of bikeways and non-motorized transportation for towns and cities all across the state. Senior project engineer David Head with VHB Inc. is on the board with BikeWalk Connecticut. He says this week's summi ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservation groups give Congress an "F" on the environment and say the first 100 days in the U.S. Senate was a prime example of that failure. Photo credit: C-Span.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Environmental groups in Maine and across the nation are giving Congress a failing grade on the environment. Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, says that failing grade especially is true for the first 100 days in the U.S. Senate under Majority Lea ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates in New Hampshire and the nation say Congress deserves a failing grade on the environment for the first 100 days. They say that is especially true for the GOP-led Senate. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons - Scrumshus

CONCORD, N.H. - Congress marked its first 100 days in session on Wednesday, and environmental groups in New Hampshire and the nation say lawmakers deserve a failing grade on key issues. Republicans in Congress say they are trying to promote economic growth by easing regulations, but according to Ro ...Read More

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