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    PNS Daily News - June 29, 20150 


    Nationwide coverage on a variety of issues including; residents of upstate New York breathing easier with the capture of fugitive David Sweat; a family wants answers about an inmate death in Arizona; new ripple effects from both of last week’s historic Supreme Court rulings; some folks in Montana getting crabby about lawn care.

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PHOTO: The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex weddings legal in all 50 states has an impact far beyond marriage. Photo credit: Lexington Fairness.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, county clerks, as directed by Governor Steve Beshear, began issuing marriage licenses. In a statement the governor indicated more adjustments to state policy would ...Read More

PHOTO: Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage is gone, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage equality is a Constitutional right in all states. Photo credit: Ron Frazier/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality to all, that doesn't mean the fight for equal rights in Tennessee is over. Gwen Schablik, chair and president of the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation, says there is still much di ...Read More

PHOTO: President Obama watching the results from a previous Supreme Court case on his signature healthcare reform law. Now that the big court challenge to the Affordable Care Act has been denied, Virginia healthcare reform supporters want members of the public to ask lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Photo by Pete Souza/The Whitehouse/Wikimedia.

RICHMOND, Va. - With the major legal challenge done, Virginia healthcare reform groups now aim to put public pressure on lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Now supporters hope to convince Virginia lawmakers to ...Read More

PHOTO: In spite of protests, the Affordable Care Act looks likely to remain the law of the land for some time. Observers are now talking about what’s next for health care. Photo by Wikimedia/NYyankees51.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied the most important legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, West Virginia healthcare experts are considering the law's long-term impact. Physician and former Kanawha County state senator Dr. Dan Foster says the most important part ...Read More

PHOTO: The Supreme Court upheld a key section of the Affordable Care Act, preserving health insurance subsidies for 800,000 Floridians. Photo credit: morguefile/clarita

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida health activists say they're thrilled that the Supreme Court upheld a key section of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court affirmed the legality of federal subsidies that make health care affordable for people who buy coverage from the federal health-insurance ex ...Read More

PHOTO: Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, health-care groups in North Carolina say it's time for state leaders to announce a plan to expand Medicaid access to 500,000 people in the state. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Health-care groups say it's time for Gov. Pat McCrory to make good on his promise to release a plan to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. The governor delayed a decision pending the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of state health-care exchanges. With Thursday's favor ...Read More

PHOTO: The nearly 160,000 Tennesseans who receive tax credits to subsidize their health-care plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace can continue to receive them. This after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the subsidies in a 6-3 decision in the case of King vs. Burwell. Photo credit: Mark Fisher/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Tennesseans who get subsidized health insurance through the federal online marketplace can continue to receive the associated tax credits, handing a victory to thousands of people statewide. While the decision is great news for the 156,0 ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservation groups are condemning the killing of a critically endangered female red wolf in the Red Wolf Recovery Area of eastern North Carolina. Photo credit: Jim Liestman/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. - The shooting death of a mother red wolf in the Red Wolf Recovery Area of eastern North Carolina is a significant loss, conservation groups say. The state's red wolves are the only wild population of the species in the world, and were reintroduced decades after being on the brink of ...Read More

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