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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.

Public News Service - Arizona

PHOTO: The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, which has prompted the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to call on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize regulations. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

WASHINGTON - The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year compared with 2013, according to new data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children under age six were the victims in more than half the cases. The ri...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

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

Public News Service - AZ

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

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: The 'get outside' message for children is being extended to those with disabilities. A professional outdoor educator cites benefits for a child's development, as well as stress relief for the whole family. Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHOENIX - In Arizona and across the nation, the 'get outside' message for children is being extended to kids with disabilities. Professional outdoor educator Kathy Ambrosini is asking families to think about the power of nature, even as they're busy dealing with the other priorities of a child with ...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: The Colorado River means millions of jobs and billions of dollars to Arizona's economy each year, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Water Resources.

PHOENIX - Arizona's economy and the Colorado River are linked to the point that one may not exist without the other, according to a new study. The report from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University concluded that the river contributed more than 2 million jobs and $185 billion...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: Rural Arizona could have some of the fastest Internet speeds anywhere, following executive action President Obama says he's taking to expand access to broadband Internet in rural America. Photo courtesy of the White House.

PHOENIX - President Obama says he plans on taking executive action that will lead to the highest-possible Internet speed being available in rural Arizona, and in cities and towns across the nation. During a speech on Wednesday in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the president pointed out that the city of about 4...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: The deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill has prompted federal agencies to update their oil-spill preparation and response rules. The EPA is asking the public to weigh in on the proposal. Photo courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

PHOENIX - The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking input from people in Arizona and across the nation on a plan it says will improve the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to oil spills. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 people and caused mass...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: Legalizing and taxing marijuana could help reduce Arizona's projected $1 billion budget deficit, according to state Rep. Mark Cardenas of Phoenix. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

PHOENIX - If one lawmaker gets his way, marijuana will be decriminalized and taxed in Arizona, with the revenue helping fund education and other government services. With the opening of the Arizona legislative session on Monday, Representative Mark Cardenas (D-Phoenix) says his legislation to tax m...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

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