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    PNS Daily News - July 28, 20150 


    A wide range of issues on today’s nationwide rundown including; the Boy Scouts of America open the door to gay adult leaders; we’ll tell you how Colorado schools are improving air quality for kids; and an update on Milwaukee’s mysterious lion case.

Public News Service - Florida

PHOTO: A new study from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families demonstrates the beneficial role Medicaid has played in the lives and health of Florida children since its passage in 1965. Photo credit: Pamela Moore/iStockphoto.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Medicaid turns 50 this week, and a new study shows it has dramatically decreased the percentage of uninsured children in the U.S. in recent years, going from 14 percent down to seven percent. The Georgetown Center for Children and Families examined data on Americans who ut...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: Conservation groups applaud a new congressional deal to continue funding sites such as Everglades National Park.  Photo credit: David Parsons/iStock

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Environmental advocates are applauding a bipartisan deal announced last Wednesday in the U.S. Senate to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It's a 50-year-old program that diverts a small part of the money from oil and gas development and invests...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: A new poll says hunters and anglers support expanding the Clean Water Rule to smaller tributaries. Photo credit: bissel/iStock

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Hunters and anglers support restoring the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule to smaller headwaters streams and wetlands by a margin of more than 4 to 1, according to a new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation on the so-called Waters of...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: A new report finds Florida 37th in the nation in overall child well-being, with 24 percent of the state's children living in poverty. Photo credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida is ranked 37th in the country for overall child well-being, according to a new report from the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. In one of the report's more dramatic findings, the Kids Count Data Book ranks Florida at 45th, near the bottom of the list compared t...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: An animal rights group has filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, alleging mistreatment of monkeys by Florida-based Primate Products. Photo credit: Garrett Ziegler.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A primate breeding facility in Immokalee is being accused of serious mistreatment of monkeys in a complaint to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The issues first came to light after a whistle-blower released video of alleged abuse to the news media...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants anglers to participate in a survey to help the agency better set future fishing seasons and catch limits. Photo credit: MGDBoston/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly one million Floridians purchased recreational fishing licenses last year, and went fishing in the Gulf of Mexico 3.3 million times. Unfortunately, data is sketchy on how many fish Florida anglers are actually catching, and where most of their fishing trips are taken...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: An egret rests in a marsh in the Everglades. A Florida real estate company has filed for a permit to build an exploratory oil rig on land it owns near Miramar. Photo credit: Floridastock/iStockphoto.com.

Tallahassee, FL - Activists are blasting the idea of drilling for oil in the Everglades - after a longtime Florida firm, Kanter Real Estate, filed for a permit to allow oil exploration on land it owns near Miramar. Comments from Matthew Schwartz, executive director of the South Florida Wildlands Ass...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: The U.S. Treasury Department is cracking down on tax refund check fraud in South Florida, where scammers have stolen tens of millions of dollars over the last several years. Photo credit: NoDerog/iStockphoto.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The federal government is cracking down on identity theft and tax-refund check fraud in South Florida, and issued new rules on Monday requiring check-cashing companies in Broward and Miami-Dade counties get a copy of customers' drivers license or passport, take their photo ...Read More

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