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    PNS Daily News - April 1, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; Arkansas following on the heels of Indiana with a religious freedom law; Florida’s governor says he deserves the credit for job creation; mountain goats making the case for climate change; and plenty of folks stepping-up for National Walking Day.

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PHOTO: California ranks eighth among states as a promising online job market for positions that require college degrees, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More than half of the online job postings in California are for positions that require at least a four-year college degree – and a new report says it matters a lot what type of degree. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed online job ads b...Read More

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California is one of the best states for finding someone to do your taxes, according to a new report that ranks states based on accessibility, affordability and effectiveness of tax help. While the WalletHub report found that 66 percent of Californians pay for the service, ther...Read More

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PHOTO: A 2012 report estimated that 56 percent of Americans live near a coal- or oil-burning power plant that could be affected by the EPA's limits on airborne toxins. Photo credit: Chris Jordan-Bloch, Earthjustice.

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments about whether the Environmental Protection Agency can require power plants to clean up their toxic emissions, as the coal industry and its supporters continue to challenge the agency's standards for mercury and other airborne toxins. The case is full of s...Read More

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PHOTO: A new accounting of greenhouse-gas emissions connected to oil, gas and coal extracted from federal lands shows that more than 20 percent of those emissions in the entire United States can be traced to public lands. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management.
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A new accounting of greenhouse gas emissions connected to oil, gas and coal extracted from federal lands shows that more than 20 percent of those emissions in the United States can be traced to public lands. The report from The Wilderness Society and Center for American Progress called for a full i...Read More

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PHOTO: It is hardly a sweeping vista when it's marred by haze. The EPA says the Clean Air Act includes keeping air haze-free in national parks and wilderness areas, but several states have challenged the agency's plans to accomplish that, most recently in the Grand Canyon. Photo credit: Air Resource Specialists, Inc., for National Park Service.

SAN FRANCISCO – Today in U.S. Appeals Court in San Francisco, the state of Arizona is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency in a case with implications for air quality across the country. The EPA steps in with a plan to reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas wh...Read More

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Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft by not safeguarding their personal information. AARP's Fraud Watch Network offers tips to protect your identity, as well as free tax preparation through AARP's Tax Aide program. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Too many California taxpayers may be putting themselves at risk of tax identity theft. Nancy McPherson, AARP California’s interim state director, says not safeguarding your personal information makes it easy for scammers to electronically file your tax return and c...Read More

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PHOTO: A California animal-rights group aims to raise awareness of cruelty involved in the dog meat trade in the United States and abroad. Photo courtesy: No To Dog Meat.

While the thought of eating the family dog or cat may sound repulsive to most Americans, in some cultures it is considered quite normal. One California group is trying to change that perception. Fia Perera, who co-founded the Los Angeles-based U.S. branch of the animal advocacy group No To Dog Meat...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a more accurate picture of how societal safety net programs are helping families. Photo credit: U.S. Agency for International Development.

OAKLAND, Calif. - One in four California children is living in poverty, but according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, those numbers would be much higher without federal safety net programs and tax subsidies. The report, Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States, uses ...Read More

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