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    PNS Daily News - March 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; airlines worldwide reported to be considering revamping cockpit rules; Philadelphia police shootings said to be part of a larger pattern; a new report ranks the jobs picture for college grads; and a comeback story for the piping plover.

Public News Service - Connecticut

PHOTO: There's new hope for children in Connecticut and the nation, as a new study identifies treatable factors that can prevent chronic kidney disease in children. Photo credit: Mike Clifford.

HARTFORD, Conn. - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City was the co-p...Read More

Public News Service - CT

A new analysis by the National Priorities Project examines the proposed budgets from the Senate, House and the administration. Connecticut gets 23 percent of its revenue from Uncle Sam. Credit: White House Photo.

HARTFORD, Conn. - A new analysis sizes-up proposed national budgets from the House, Senate and Obama administration, and examines what those competing budgets mean for Connecticut and the nation. Lindsay Koshgarian is the research director for the National Priorities Project. She says the severe ...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: A new JAMA report finds young black men in Connecticut and across the nation are disconnected from major health-care system improvements, and says it's one reason more than half won't live to age 65. Photo credit: Mike Clifford

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut has plenty of major hospitals that offer the latest in technology, but a new report says too many young black men are disconnected from care and, as a result, are likely to live shorter lives. Young black men have a difficult time accessing health services, said repor...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: Campaign money played a bigger role in 2014 than in any midterm in history, But Connecticut's U.S. senators are take less PAC money than average, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal accepting only 14 percent of his campaign funding from PAC money. Credit: Official U.S. Senate Photo

HARTFORD, Conn. – The corrupting influence of money in politics is getting worse, according to recent reports by Clean Slate Now and the Center for Responsive Politics. They show that last year's midterm election was the most expensive in history. Outside spending on Senate elections has m...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: Senator Ed Gomes with workers as lawmakers take up the Better Jobs Act in Hartford. Credit: E. Villasante

HARTFORD, Conn. - State lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on the kinds of hours that are required for janitors and other workers to make a living wage. On the table is HB 6877, the Better Jobs Act, and Tsedeye Gebreselassie, senior staff attorney for the National Employment Law Project, told lawma...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: The first Monday in March kicks off with winter weather advisories for much of the state, and many Connecticut homeless shelters are already over capacity. Credit: Mike Clifford

HARTFORD, Conn. - March arrived with winter advisories for much of the state. Still the month promises to bring warmer temperatures, and few are more relieved than the volunteers and workers at shelters, nonprofits and government agencies who have been in overdrive helping the homeless. State off...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: A more modern method of calculating child poverty rates is outlined in a new Annie E. Casey Report. It says when social safety-net programs are factored in, 94,000 fewer Connecticut children are living below the federal poverty line. Photo courtesy Connecticut Assn. for Human Services.

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's being called a better index for measuring poverty in Connecticut and the nation because it takes into account the impact of of anti-poverty programs and regional cost differences. The new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the government's poverty index was created ...Read More

Public News Service - CT

PHOTO: A new report says Connecticut residents should not worry about reliability of the power grid as the state adopts the EPA Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commmons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – It won't be a problem keeping the lights on as Connecticut adopts the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to a new report by a Boston consulting firm that focuses on reliability. Sharon Reishus is an energy industry analyst based in New Engla...Read More

Public News Service - CT

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