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    PNS Daily News - September 1, 20150 


    A variety of issues on our rundown including; The Supreme Court tells a Kentucky Court Clerk she can’t refuse to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples; a new report looks at religious exemption bills and discrimination; a rally on the West Coast today to combat wage theft; and unmasking the face of hunger in the Midwest.

Public News Service - Massachusetts

Immigrant-rights advocates held a vigil at the State House on Wednesday night to call attention to hate speech. Courtesy Centro Presente

BOSTON - Immigrant advocates held a vigil at the State House this week to call attention to anti-immigrant hate speech. They say the actions of GOP front-runner Donald Trump added fuel to the fire. Patricia Montes, executive director of Centro Presente, said they already had planned Wednesday night...Read More

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While the U.S. is the only industrialized western nation that doesn't provide paid family leave to citizens, the city of Boston is cited as an example of progress with an ordinance signed into law in May. Credit: Robert Whitehead/Flickr.

BOSTON – The U.S. is dramatically behind the rest of the world in providing adequate support for mothers to spend time with their newborn children, according to an investigative report by In These Times magazine. Sharon Lerner, the report's author, found most other countries – rich or p...Read More

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Death penalty opponents say the 4-3 decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court to abolish the death penalty moves the state more in line with the Commonwealth and most of New England. Credit" T. Woodward via Flckr

BOSTON – Death penalty opponents say last week's Connecticut Supreme Court decision striking down the death penalty moves the state more in line with a growing consensus in New England and the nation. Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, says the ruling ...Read More

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PHOTO: A window of opportunity opens August 1 for high-needs school districts across the state to sign up for a program that offers universal free meals to all students in high-needs districts. Photo Credit: USDA

BOSTON - A big window of opportunity opens August 1 for high-needs school districts to sign up for a program that provides universal free meals to all students. Patrick Roach, chief financial officer with Springfield Public Schools, says they signed up for the Community Eligibility Provision last ...Read More

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PHOTO: A New England commuter advocate says rail commuter in the Commonwealth will be subject to human error if the Senate give the railroads three extra years to install positive train control safety devices. Photo credit - M. Allenovitch via wiki

BOSTON - A New England commuter advocate says safety is in the balance as lawmakers in Washington debate a three-year delay for railroads to install crash prevention measures. The system is called positive control and Jim Cameron, founder with the Commuter Action Group, believes lawmakers should no...Read More

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PHOTO: Alyssa Vangeli testifies in Boston on Tuesday for a measure that would protect patient confidentiality when accessing sensitive health services. Photo courtesy Health Care For All.

BOSTON - What you tell your doctor is private, but if you're a young adult in Massachusetts, sensitive information still could go to your parents if you are on their health insurance plan. State lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on a measure that would protect confidential access to health informat...Read More

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PHOTO: SNAP coordinator Beth Zambia talks with a veteran at the Soldier On shelter in Leeds. At least 26,000 low-income veterans rely on SNAP benefits in the Commonwealth. Photo courtesy Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

BOSTON - As Massachusetts gets ready for Independence Day, local hunger-fighting advocates say it's a good time to remember tens of thousands of veterans in the state who must rely on federal benefits to put food on their tables. While most people have been making summer plans, says Pat Baker, seni...Read More

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PHOTO: As the White House Conference on Aging approaches, advocates in the Commonwealth says the nation needs to shift focus to support seniors in their desire to live independently. Photo credit - Mike Clifford

SCITUATE, Mass. – The White House Conference on Aging kicks-off next month, and local advocates say the Commonwealth and the nation need to focus more on the supports seniors need to live independently. Elise Beaulieu, who chairs the nursing home and social work committee for the National As...Read More

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