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    PNS Daily News - July 1, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; 13 states are suing the EPA over the controversial Clean Water Rule; and a report on the defeat of some controversial education proposals in New York; and an Arizona congressman is backing legislation that would add greater protections to more than two million acres of public lands in the Grand Canyon State.

Public News Service - Florida

PHOTO: More fuel-efficient cars are helping Florida reduce carbon emissions. A new report says the state is doing well in that regard, compared to most other states. Photo credit: jppi/morguefile.com.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida has a big role to play in combating global warming, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Analysts for the nonprofit group Environment America examined the total reductions in carbon pollution projected, by state, for the next ten years. They found the Sun...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial lethal injection drug on Monday, which clears the way for executions to resume in Florida. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday the lethal-injection drug midazolam does not violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment – clearing the way for states like Florida to resume using the drug in capital cases. The February execution of Orlando mur...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the EPA to reconsider controls on toxic pollution from coal-fired power plants, in terms of how much the new rules will cost industry and utilities to comply with. Photo credit: Kenn Kiser/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its first-ever regulations on toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. In a five-to-four decision issued Monday, the justices said the agency didn't sufficiently address the co...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: The Supreme Court upheld a key section of the Affordable Care Act, preserving health insurance subsidies for 800,000 Floridians. Photo credit: morguefile/clarita

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida health activists say they're thrilled that the Supreme Court upheld a key section of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court affirmed the legality of federal subsidies that make health care affordable for people who buy coverage from the federal health-insurance ex...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: A candlelight vigil will be held in Fort Lauderdale tonight to remember the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting. Photo credit: Darren Hester/Morguefile.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Activists are holding a vigil in Fort Lauderdale tonight to honor the nine victims of the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. The rally and march are intended to show solidarity with the Charleston community. Cassia Laham, an organizer of the event with Peop...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: The future of the endangered Florida panther will be discussed at a meeting in Sarasota on Tuesday. Photo credit: Florida Panther Net.

SARASOTA, Fla. – The public is invited to weigh in on the future of the Florida panther at a meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission this afternoon in Sarasota. Experts from the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife will be in attendance to urge the state to reconsider a recent policy s...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo credit: morguefile/mxruben

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June is LGBTQ Pride month, and Equality Florida is fanning out to Pride events all over the state to introduce the Our Tomorrow campaign. It's a survey and social media effort created by a national organization, Equality Federation, to identify the issues that matter most...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: A new report finds 86 percent of eligible children in Florida don't get free summer lunches. Photo credit: morguefile/fidlerjan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Eighty-six percent of children in Florida who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch in summer don't participate, according to a report recently released by the Food Research and Action Center. Debra Susie, president and chief executive of Florida Impact, who runs the state's...Read More

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