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    PNS Daily Newscast - Wednesday, May 25th, 2016Topping the news today: 0 

    Topping the news today: Voters in Oregon will be asked if they want to raise taxes on huge corporations to pay for schools, health care and senior services. Also out West, protestors are rallying against fracking, and Comedian Bill Cosby will stand trial.

Public News Service - Florida

Advocates fear the impact of oil testing in the Big Cypress National Preserve. (M. Schwartz)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Big Cypress National Preserve is one of the most biologically diverse sites in the state, but many who love it say it's not being preserved the way it should. The National Park Service recently authorized seismic testing in the preserve, a process that involves mu...Read More

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While the national high school graduation rate is around 82 percent, a new study finds Florida lags behind at just 76 percent. (hmm360/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida falls behind the national high school graduation rate, and the recent proliferation of alternative schools doesn't seem to be helping, according to a new study. Even though they enroll a small slice of students, the report from Johns Hopkins University finds that charte...Read More

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Donations of nonperishable food items can be left out next to mailboxes on Saturday. (U.S. Postal Service)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Helping with the fight against hunger is as easy as a walk to the mailbox this weekend, as U.S. postal workers will be making the rounds collecting food donations for needy families. The 24th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" event will take place in Florida and across the nation on Satu...Read More

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Cars with special sensors mapped more than 800 miles of Jacksonville, a pilot city for a project to detect small natural gas leaks. (Environmental Defense Fund)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - How safe are the natural gas lines under your street? A new high-tech tool is helping to answer that question, while potentially sparing damage to the environment and your wallet. The collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach sent cars equi...Read More

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Women in Florida and nationwide want lawmakers to know how they feel about issues like equal pay and paid leave. (cohdra/morguefile)

ORLANDO, Fla. - With national reports giving Florida a failing grade in terms of economic security for women, a forum was held last night in Orlando with the goal of getting women to raise their collective voices for change. Liz Shuler is the national secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, and she ca...Read More

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Immigrants, workers, students and faith groups will rally on Sunday, calling for respect and tolerance for all Floridians. (T. Kennedy/Florida Immigrant Coalition)

MIAMI - Citing what they call a "rising tide of hatred and intolerance," a coalition of immigrant, faith and labor groups in Florida will come together this weekend with a message of their own. Thomas Kennedy, an organizer for the Florida Immigrant Coalition, said many Floridians are fed up with ta...Read More

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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

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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

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