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    PNS Daily News - January 26, 20150 


    Today’s news highlights stories on variety of issues including: a major Nor’easter targeting the East Coast; a CIA whistleblower faces jail time; paid sick time on the table for legislators in Washington; and some say a new study on sodium should be taken with a grain of salt.

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PHOTO: McDonald's is being urged to stop using meat that's been raised with antibiotics, with a new campaign from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Photo credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas – A new campaign has been launched urging the largest restaurant chain in the nation to stop purchasing meat that's been raised with antibiotics. Pamela Clough, campaign coordinator of the Stop Antibiotics Overuse Campaign with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, says there ...Read More

PHOTO: Utahns are being encouraged to file their taxes as soon as possible, in order to reduce the opportunity of taxpayer identify theft. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Retirement Systems.

SALT LAKE CITY – Tax time in Utah and around the nation can mean more opportunity for those who steal income tax refunds through identify theft and other means. Laura Polacheck, communications director at AARP Utah, says in recognition of this being Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, her org ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study quantifies the value of the Colorado River to a variety of industries across the seven Basin states, and says it is directly linked to the health of Colorado’s economy. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

DENVER - The health of the Colorado River is linked, in a big way, to the health of Colorado's economy. A new study from Arizona State University - the first of its kind to quantify the impact of potential water shortages by industry - found the river contributed more than $188 billion to Colorado ...Read More

PHOTO: The health of some children in Arizona has suffered since the KidsCare program ended a year ago, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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PHOENIX – Thousands of children in Arizona may not be getting the medical attention they need because the state stopped funding its KidsCare program, which provided health insurance for lower income families. A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families conclu ...Read More

PHOTO: President Barack Obama's proposal to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions may have a significant impact in New Mexico, which produces a big portion of the nation's methane pollution. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – New Mexico may be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama's effort to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions. Mike Eisenfeld, New Mexico energy coordinator for the advocacy group San Juan Citizens Alliance, says NASA released a report last year that sho ...Read More

PHOTO: People and organizations around the U.S. are planning events today, to mark the fifth anniversary of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling that increased some political campaign donation limits. Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern.

PHOENIX - Protest events are planned around the nation today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision removed limits on the amount of money an independent organization can spend on political campaigns. The result, says Stephen Spaulding, p ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado activists are encouraging people to upload their own photos and make their own statements about what they think about "big money" in politics on a "Faces of Democracy" page created on tumblr.com. Image credit: DonkeyHotey/Flickr.

DENVER - Protest events are planned around the nation today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling removed limits on the amount of money an independent organization can spend on political campaigns. The result, said Stephen Spaulding, polic ...Read More

PHOTO: The New Mexico Legislature's annual session opens today, and limiting class sizes in public schools is among the many issues on the docket for the lawmakers. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Limiting class sizes in public schools is among the many issues New Mexico lawmakers will consider during this year's legislative session, which opens Tuesday. Lawmakers will consider House Joint Resolution 2, which could lead to a ballot measure amending the state constitution. Th ...Read More

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