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    PNS Daily News - May 28, 20150 

    Our coast to coast news highlights several stories including: controversial new federal water rules hailed around the country; conservation groups sue to stop deep-sea mining; and a court order sought to free birth certificates of U.S. born children of immigrant parents.

Public News Service - Florida

PHOTO: Florida is in the top 10 when it comes to states with an increase in high school graduation rates, according to a recent report by Civic Enterprises and the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. Photo credit: Ricky Ochs/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - High school graduation rates are up in Florida by almost five percent from 2011 to 2013, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report. While the new numbers put Florida in the top 10 in an increase of high school graduates, the state's 75.6 percent graduation rate is sti...Read More

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PHOTO: A family setting for Florida's foster children is key to ensuring their success later in life, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - According to a report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, of the more than 18,000 children in Florida's foster care system, 86 percent are placed within a family setting – slightly higher than the national average. Many of those children who remain in a grou...Read More

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PHOTO: Postal workers are rallying in Florida and across the nation today to demand better service for customers, less than a week before their union contract expires. Photo credit: dantada/

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida postal workers have more on their minds this morning than the heavy load of Monday mail. The American Postal Workers Union contract is set to expire this Wednesday. Deborah Smith, representative for the Manatee Area Local Chapter of the American Postal Workers U...Read More

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Photo: Florida's honeybee population is increasing, while bees in other parts of the country are declining. Photo credit: kakisky/

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - While the rest of the country battles declining bee populations, Florida is doing something right, according to apiary experts in the state. Department of Agriculture officials say the number of beehives has increased from 900 to 3,600 in the past eight years. David Westervelt, ...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: According to the Center for American Progress, more than half of workers who would receive a raise under a minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $12 an hour are women. Photo credit: sri_grafix/

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Momentum is building to raise the federal minimum wage, and a new analysis shows working women in Florida and other states would benefit the most. Last week, the Raise the Wage Act (S.1150) was introduced in the U.S. Senate. It would increase the federal minimum wage to 12 doll...Read More

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Photo: Humanitarian aid and equipment are arriving in Kathmandu daily. The Better Business Bureau and others are advising people how they can make sure their money gets to the victims. Photo credit: Nirjal stha/Wikimedia Commons.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With the death toll in Nepal's earthquake projected to climb to as many as 10,000 people, Floridians are looking for ways they can help. At the same time, organizations such as the Better Business Bureau say scammers are looking for ways to take advantage of generosity. Spokesm...Read More

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PHOTO: New findings confirm the effectiveness of a team approach when treating children with ADHD, as opposed to simply medicating them. Photo credit: Mensatic/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New research suggests a team approach is best when it comes to treating kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found an approach involving parents, clinicians and doctors significantly improves the impulsive...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Photo: The increased use of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco for hookah pipes are cause for concern for the CDC and FDA. Photo credit: haml/

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – E-cigarettes are increasing in popularity, and new data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicates that some of the success is due in part to a popularity among middle and high school students. Ne...Read More

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