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    PNS Daily News - August 27, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; a television reporter and cameraman are fatally shot during a live television broadcast in Virginia; and a federal class action lawsuit claims thousands of non-English speaking parents in Philadelphia are being denied the opportunity to meaningfully participate in the special education process; and the wolf pack in back in California.

Public News Service - Florida

Ten years after Katrina, work still needs to be done to protect Florida from another hurricane. Credit: artboymb/iStock

AVENTURA, Fl. - Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina killed 14 people in Florida and an additional 1,800 in the other Gulf states. It remains the deadliest and most damaging hurricane in United States history. So, environmental advocates are assessing the progress made and the work still to ...Read More

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A coalition is protesting at Sen. Marco Rubio's office to draw attention to vacancies on the federal district courts in Florida, and the caseload backup it says is a result. Photo credit: Serggn/iStockphoto.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dozens of members of the Florida Why Courts Matter coalition are protesting in front of Senator Marco Rubio's Orlando office today to draw attention to three vacancies in the federal district courts. Two of the judicial positions were vacated recently, but a third has been ope...Read More

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About 105,000 Floridians are eligible for the controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Workshops are being held in Miami on Saturday. Photo credit: avidcreative/iStock

MIAMI - Immigration advocates are pushing to get as many eligible people as possible enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ahead of the presidential election next year. That's because candidates such as Republican frontrunner Donald Trump have promised to end the program. D...Read More

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Agricultural pesticides and their effects on farm workers are among the reasons a new poll shows Latinos care deeply about environmental issues. Photo credit: pgiam/iStockphoto.com.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Latinos are extremely concerned about the environment, giving it the same importance as immigration when ranking the issues they care about, according to a new poll. The survey was released Tuesday by the environmental law firm Earthjustice and the national nonprofit GreenLatino...Read More

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PHOTO: The Florida Public Service Commission hears arguments today on whether power companies can raise rates to pay for nuclear plant development, even if the plants don't end up being built. Photo credit: Craig Anderson/iStockphoto.com.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Public Service Commission hears arguments today on whether Florida Power and Light and Duke Energy should be allowed to charge ratepayers for costs associated with developing nuclear power plants. A 2006 state law requires power companies to get approval for "a...Read More

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Friday is the 80th anniversary of Social Security, which supports 4 million Floridians a year. Photo credit: Kameleon007

MIAMI - Eighty years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law - and now the program provides a financial lifeline to 64 million Americans including slightly more than 4 million Floridians. The occasion will be celebrated with parties at senior centers across the st...Read More

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PHOTO: Florida gun-safety advocates are gathering this week to fight proposals coming up in the next legislative session that would allow guns on college campuses. Photo credit: SShepard/iStockPhoto.com.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida gun-safety advocates will meet Thursday to draw up a battle plan against several bills – measures that were refiled last week – that would allow guns on college campuses. Current state law forbids anyone except law enforcement from carrying a firearm on cam...Read More

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PHOTO: The public can weigh in this week on proposed restrictions on tourists swimming with endangered manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County. Photo credit: Durden Images/iStockphoto.com.

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – The public can weigh in this week on strict new rules to limit the number of people who can swim with manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife holds two meetings this week – on Wednesday night for companies that r...Read More

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