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    PNS Daily News - April 28, 20160 


    Featured on today’s nationwide rundown; some interesting developments in the race for the White House; the focus is on preventable workplace deaths on this Worker’s Memorial Day; and conservation groups say efforts to save the Mexican gray wolf are falling short.

Public News Service - Florida

Having a parent behind bars is a reality for hundreds of thousands of Florida kids, and a new report looks at policies that can help them thrive.  (larryfarr/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida has the third-largest number of children in the nation who have, or have had, a parent in jail or prison, which experts describe as a "shared sentence" due to the lifelong impact on kids. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds kids with an incarcerated pa...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Retirement planning shouldn't be a gamble, and a new rule aims to protect investors in Florida and nationwide. (cohdra/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Until now, not all financial advisers were required to put their clients first, before any investment funds they represent. This month, that's expected to change after the U.S. Department of Labor issued a fiduciary rule that will take full effect in 2018 and requires all financi...Read More

Public News Service - FL

A majority of Walt Disney World's Sodexo food-service workers say they're ready to join a union. (AFL-CIO/UNITE HERE! Local 362)

ORLANDO, Fla. - A rally by Sodexo's 340 Walt Disney World food-service workers, planned for Thursday, is the latest of several attempts to push for union organization. Eric Clinton, president of the Central Florida AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE Local 362, said they're seeking a fair process to allow the w...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Dedicated funding for Everglades restoration projects has been 16 years in the making. (Fred Ward/Wikimedia Commons)

MAITLAND, Fla. – Conservation groups are praising the Florida Legislature's $200 million funding for projects in the Everglades. Everglades restoration projects have been under way for a few years now, but they lacked a stable source of funding, which groups have been working on for about 16...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Florida flooding is projected to be worse than expected in a new Antarctic ice melt study. (U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons)

MIAMI – A new estimate that sea levels will rise up to 6 feet by the end of this century could be seen as an impending disaster for Florida – or an opportunity – according to a science advocacy group. The new ice melt information published in the scientific journal Nature is "ala...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Vitamins and supplements should be part of an overall wellness conversation between doctors and patients. (Moonlightway/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Are you living the healthiest life you can? Today is National Doctors' Day, and one Florida physician says it's time for both doctors and patients to focus more on wellness than on illness. Dr. Leslie Emhof is a Tallahassee family practice physician who says, while healthy eati...Read More

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Scientists say despite some headway for the species, habitat loss and population growth continue to threaten the Florida black bear. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While state wildlife officials say Florida's black bear population is on the rise, a coalition of scientists believes more needs to be done to preserve and protect the animals and their habitat. Dozens of scientific, environmental, and conservation groups are backing a petition...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Food banks across Florida are anticipating increased demand in the coming weeks, as changes to federal SNAP benefits take effect. (Maryhere/morguefile)

MIAMI, Fla. - Adding to the pressure of the job search, many unemployed Floridians risk losing an important safety net if they can't find a job, enroll in school, or enter a job-training program. Florida is one of several states to reinstate time limits on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...Read More

Public News Service - FL

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