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    PNS Daily News - August 4, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; reaction to the Obama administration’s clean energy plan; a church pastor in New Mexico pledges Sunday’s bombings won’t stop his church’s mission; and a controversy brewing over guns in parks in Tennessee.

Public News Service - Connecticut

PHOTO: An advocate for CT rail commuters says railroads should not be granted a three-year extension on the December 2015 deadline for installing positive control safety measures. Photo credit - wikimedia commons

HARTFORD, Conn. - As Connecticut rail commuters head back to work this week, lawmakers in Washington are debating another three-year delay on the deadline for railroads to install crash-prevention measures. The system is called positive control and Jim Cameron, founder with the Commuter Action Gro...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: The AARP Fraud Watch Network says investing without checking up on the reputation of your broker or financial adviser is a gamble. And yet, a survey of Connecticut investors reveals few have taken that step. Photo credit: cohdra/morguefile.com.

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's good news that the majority of adults living in Connecticut are making financial investments. But a new survey finds most don't bother to check out their financial adviser before handing over their cash. Erica Michalowski, community outreach director for AARP Connecticut, sa...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: Bike riders are getting used to a new law that took effect July 1 that instructs riders to ride as far to the right as is judged safe by the cyclist. Photo Credit: ggpht.com

HARTFORD, Conn. - Summer is a peak time for bike riding, and cyclists all across the state are just now getting used to a new bike safety law that took effect this month. The state dropped a confusing word from a bike safety law, said Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike Walk Connecticut. The ...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: Displaced office cleaners staged an action Wednesday afternoon in front of an office building in Rocky Hill, where they say their contracts were abruptly cancelled, despite some working 15 years or more in the building. Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Many would find it hard to imagine workers who had put in a full day's work cleaning an office building, some for 15 years or more, would be reduced to accepting food handouts. Displaced cleaning workers and their supporters staged a demonstration action at an office buildin...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: Consumer advocates warn of a new scam targeting job-seekers of all ages with phone posts that aim to get personal information and money. Photo credit: Mike Clifford.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Local consumer advocates warn job-seekers to beware of the latest scam preying on Tri-State residents of all ages. Howard Schwartz with the Connecticut Better Business Bureau (BBB) says con artists have been busy all over New England posting phony job postings, often on legi...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: Senator Chris Murphy is scheduled to talk with federal officials today (Monday) about the breakdown in the background check system that allowed mass murder suspect Dylan Roof to purchase a handgun. Courtesy - Senator Murphy

HARTFORD, Conn. – It's an admitted breakdown in the federal background check system that may have cost nine lives, and today U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy will meet with the FBI and the Department of Justice to discuss that failure. Dylan Roof, the 21-year-old suspect in the South Carolina church s...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: Health care advocate Frances Padilla says many Connecticut consumers are saving thousands of dollars a month on their insurance premiums as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision. Photo courtesy Rosana Garcia.

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Supreme Court decision upholding federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act has major implications for consumers, according to local advocates. Frances Padilla, president of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, applauded the logic behind the ruling and also ...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: A striking janitor being clubbed by L.A. Police on June 15, 1990. Connecticut workers are marking the 25th annual Justice for Janitors Day with a march to Hartford City Hall on Wednesday. Photo courtesy: SEIU.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Union leaders and service workers in Connecticut are marking the 25th anniversary of Justice for Janitors Day – and they are organizing for contract negotiations this fall. Juan Hernandez, Connecticut district director for the union 32BJ, notes it was 25 years ago tha...Read More

Public News Service - CT

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