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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 - Massachusetts

Women lawmakers are taking the lead on a bill pending at the State House that would ensure doctor-patient confidentiality when it comes to insurance companies' explanation of benefits. (Scholars Strategy Network)

BOSTON - A legislative effort led by women involves doctor-patient confidentiality. Shauna Shames, an assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University-Camden, says it's no surprise women lawmakers are in the lead in sponsoring the Explanation-of-Benefits (EOB) bill that would prevent...Read More

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Consumers joined a broad range of advocacy groups at the State House to launch the Oral Health Integration Project, to help the one in ten Bay Staters who lack access to dental care. (HFCA)

BOSTON - One in 10 Bay Staters lives in an area without sufficient access to dental health professionals, according to a group working to improve that situation. This week, they've launched an Oral Health Integration Project, to provide alternatives for the 30,000 people whose dental problems sent t...Read More

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A Boston-based peace group says President Barack Obama needs to bring some concrete nuclear-disarmament proposals when he visits Hiroshima later this month. (ChairBoy via wiki).

BOSTON – It is a visit that is sure to make history, but a Boston-based peace group says President Barack Obama needs to have some constructive initiatives in hand when he visits Hiroshima later this month. Obama plans to become the first U.S. president to visit that part of Japan since the ...Read More

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A new report says child care costs are out of reach for many families in the Bay State and the nation. (ChildCareAware)

BOSTON – Wading through the paperwork involved in getting government help to pay for child care can be overwhelming to already overworked parents. Now a new report by the Center for American Progress looks at how difficult it can be for low-income families to navigate an underfunded child ca...Read More

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Local letter carriers will be scrambling on Saturday picking up nonperishable food donations for the nation's largest one-day annual food drive. (National Association of Letter Carriers)

BOSTON – Stamp Out Hunger is the nation's largest one-day, charitable food drive, and coming up this weekend, Bay Staters are expected to help out with millions of pounds of food, once again. Rick DiCecca, regional administrative assistant for the National Association of Letter Carriers, says...Read More

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Whether it is riding to work, the store or just for fun, Bay Staters have plenty of riding opportunities during National Bike Month. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON - It's National Bike Month, offering plenty of opportunities for folks in Massachusetts to press their feet to the pedals and get on the road. Stefanie Seskin, active transportation director for the Boston Transportation Department, runs the Boston Bikes Program. She says they are encoura...Read More

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A Boston nonprofit is ditching the fancy banquet tables in favor of soapboxes Tuesday night in an event that will focus on patient-centered care. (National Institutes of Health)

BOSTON - Forget the banquet table with expensive flowers and a fancy meal. A major Boston nonprofit is replacing that with soapboxes for speakers to stand on for what they expect will be a wide-ranging conversation about patient-centered care. Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, executive director for Health C...Read More

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Events will be held in Boston, Northampton and Springfield for Workers' Memorial Day to remember the 63 workers who died on the job last year in the Commonwealth. (MassCOSH).

BOSTON – Today is Workers' Memorial Day and there will be events across the state to pay tribute to lives lost in the workplace and to put the focus on worker safety to prevent future deaths. Jeff Newton, membership and communications coordinator for the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupatio...Read More

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