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    PNS Daily News - April 27, 20150 


    The week beings with nonprofits and other aid groups scrambling to help survivors of this weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal; a “fetal homicide” bill raising concerns in Colorado; and guess which state’s governor is getting thanks from same sex couples.

Public News Service - Arkansas

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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PHOTO: Arkansas legislators are being served a lunch of red beans and rice for "Hunger Day" at the Capitol. Hunger relief agency workers will also be on hand to discuss the state's consistently high food insecurity rates. Photo credit: Arnold Gatilao/Wikimedia Commons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas legislators are being served a lunch of red beans and rice, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches today for "Hunger Day" at the Capitol. That's a meal Arkansans dependent on food banks or soup kitchens are likely to eat for dinner, according to Nancy Conley, communicati...Read More

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PHOTO: The get outside message for children is being extended to children with disabilities. A professional outdoor educator cites benefits for a child's development, as well as stress relief for the whole family. Photo credit: USFWS/Southeast via Flickr Creative Commons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The get outside message for children is being extended to children with disabilities. A professional outdoor educator is asking Arkansas families to think about the power of nature, even as they're busy dealing with the schedules of a child with a disability. Kathy Ambr...Read More

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