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    PNS Daily News - May 28, 20150 


    Our coast to coast news highlights several stories including: controversial new federal water rules hailed around the country; conservation groups sue to stop deep-sea mining; and a court order sought to free birth certificates of U.S. born children of immigrant parents.

Public News Service - Arkansas

PHOTO: Sandy Simmons of Baptist Health Medical Center presented Frank Gardner with a plaque in recognition of his 16 years of partnership with them in teaching AARP Driver Safety. AARP Arkansas is highlighting Memorial Day Weekend as a good time to consider taking a safety course. Photo courtesy AARP Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Road-trip season officially gets under way this Memorial Day weekend. Summer travel planning is a good time to also brush up on safety tips, and AARP Arkansas offers driver-safety courses. Bob Rogers, AARP Arkansas Driver Safety coordinator, made it clear that there is no judgme...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that when Arkansas children cannot be with their families, they all too often end up in group homes or institutions.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Children thrive when they are in families, but too many times when they're in foster systems, they end up in non-family settings. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 19 percent of Arkansas children in out-of-home placements end up in group homes...Read More

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PHOTO: "What’s Your Dot?" is a new campaign introduced for April's Child Abuse Prevention Month. Arkansans are asked to think about what they are doing, or can do, to strengthen families in order to prevent abuse and neglect. Photo credit: skitterphoto.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Connect the dots to prevent child abuse and neglect. "What's Your Dot?" is a new campaign introduced for April's Child Abuse Prevention Month, where Arkansans are asked to think about what they are doing, or can do, to strengthen families and consider those actions as "dots." B...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the country and finds that in Arkansas, the job market for college graduates is not the most favorable. Photo credit: fathergoose/pixabay.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - College graduates searching for jobs in Arkansas don't have the easiest time, according to a new report that takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the nation. Arkansas is ranked in the bottom tier of the report along with other southern states. Dr. Tony Carnevale,...Read More

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PHOTO: Nearly 500,000 Arkansans play the role of caregiver for an aging parent or family member with a disability, and they’re not paid for that job. Legislation recently filed aims to make things a bit easier. Photo credit: gaertingen/pixabay.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Nearly 500,000 Arkansans play the role of caregiver for an aging parent or family member with a disability and they're not paid for that job. Legislation recently filed aims to make things a bit easier. Herb Sanderson, associate state director for advocacy with AARP Arkansas, s...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report takes a closer look at poverty in Arkansas and finds that after factoring in assistance programs, there is good news for kids. Photo credit: carlkk/pixabay.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The measuring tool for poverty has been recalibrated and the new calculation shows a success story for Arkansas which is often cited for its high poverty level. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation uses a U.S. Census Bureau calculator that factors in state and federa...Read More

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PHOTO: Arkansas is a success story for serving breakfast at school to low-income students. "Grab-and go" options help serve more meals to more kids. Photo courtesy of USDA.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas is on the honor roll when it comes to serving school breakfast to low-income students. The School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center ranks Arkansas 10th best for serving first meals to nearly 170,000 children. FRAC President Jim Weill ...Read More

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PHOTO: The subprime auto-financing market has seen strong growth over the past couple of years. The trend was mentioned as a risk to Arkansas' economy at a recent summit. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Similarities have been found in auto lending that look an awful lot like what happened in the mortgage market prior to the meltdown. Those trends are featured in a new report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Chris Kukla, the center's senior vice president, explained tha...Read More

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