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    PNS Daily News - December 22, 20140 

    A variety issues to start the week on our nationwide rundown including; the shooter is reported to have bragged before he assassinated a pair of NYPD officers; when pigs fly-a drone captures rare images of North Carolina pig farms; and a caution to Santa’s helpers, lotto tickets can be worse than coal for stocking stuffers.

Public News Service - Connecticut

PHOTO: The Juvenile Detention Center at Bridgeport. The city has a new Juvenile Review Board which embraces diversion options, recognizing the historically disproportionate number of kids of color who have ended up in detention because they acted out at school. Photo credit: State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.

HARTFORD, Conn. – This has been a year of progress for juvenile justice in Connecticut, particularly in dealing with racial disparities when children are arrested at school. Jason Szanyi, a staff attorney with the Center for Children's Law and Policy, says his group has worked with four Conn...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: #Giving Tuesday is a day set aside to giving back and NAMI Connecticut is one of 10,000 organizations around the globe that is taking part today. Credit: from

HARTFORD, Conn. - Go ahead and shop to your heart's content on Cyber Monday, but local nonprofits are hoping you will also take a moment to do some giving back tomorrow. Kate Mattias, executive director with NAMI-Connecticut, says her group is one of 10,000 around the globe that will participate in ...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy join Small Business Association (SBA) New England Regional Administrator Seth Goodall at ribbon ceremony cutting marking the opening of seven new, local New Haven businesses. Photo courtesy of the SBA.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Black Friday is known as the "official" start of the holiday shopping season, but a newer tradition is picking up steam. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, an event that encourages shoppers to spend their dollars at local stores and restaurants. Frank Alvarado, senior area mana...Read More

Public News Service - CT

Image: The latest data finds 189,000 people are living with diabetes in Connecticut, as the nation recognizes American Diabetes Month. Credt: American Diabetes Association.

HARTFORD, Conn. – November is American Diabetes Month, and 2014 finds a growing number of people in Connecticut living with the disease. Chris Boynton, executive director of the American Diabetes Association of New England, says the latest numbers show 29 million Americans with diabetes, and...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: The Connecticut Association for Human Services provides financial education programs for adults. These efforts can be even more effective in tandem with programs that help kids in lower-income families, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. Photo credit: Barbara Steadman, CAHS

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut will see better outcomes for children and families if it takes a new two-generation approach to fighting poverty, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It may sound like basic common sense, but Jim Horan, executive director of the Connecticut As...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: Advocates say many veterans enter the job market with renewable energy experience and a new Environmental Entrepreneurs report finds Connecticut in the top 10 states for attracting those jobs. Courtesy: P. Benzak, E2.

HARTFORD, Conn. - As the nation prepares for Veterans Day a new report from a nonpartisan business group ranks Connecticut in the top 10 nationwide for attracting new jobs in a sector where veterans are in high demand. Jeff Benzak, press secretary with Environmental Entrepreneurs, says 18,000 cle...Read More

Public News Service - CT

Image: Connecticut ranks sixth in the nation in a new energy-efficiency scorecard that credits strong leadership starting with the governor in keeping the state out in front. Image courtesy ACEEE Report.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut ranks in the top 10 in a new energy-efficiency scorecard, but experts say the state faces stiff competition and will need to keep innovating to stay in the top tier. From Gov. Dannel Malloy on down, Annie Gilleo, state policy research analyst with the American C...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: A University of Connecticut researcher places equipment in Long Island Sound to measure temperature, sea level pressure and waves to create maps which will predict coastal flooding. Photo credit: Mary M. Howard-Strobel.

GROTON, Conn. - A new report from the National Wildlife Federation suggests some of the best resources for preventing major flooding in a future superstorm like 2012's Sandy can be found right outside. The report says actions can be taken now to shore up natural defenses that will greatly improve t...Read More

Public News Service - CT

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