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    PNS Daily News - March 6, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; New York schools lifting some barriers to immigrant enrollment; Connecticut lawmakers take up a Better Jobs Act; and citizens in West Virginia force lawmakers to shed some light on dark money.

Public News Service - Maryland

PHOTO: Tree plantings are among the 83 projects being funded with a new round of grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - From planting trees and grasses to "green up" neighborhoods, to restoration of storm-water systems, $1.6 million in grants for more than 80 projects have just been announced by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The group's executive director, Dr. Jana Davis, says they offer a wide range ...Read More

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PHOTO: An updated poverty calculator from the U.S. Census Bureau shows great gains have been made in Maryland in reducing child poverty. Photo credit: EME/pixabay.com

BALTIMORE - An updated poverty calculator from the Census Bureau shows great gains have been made in Maryland in reducing child poverty. A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation explains how the Supplemental Poverty Measure adjusts for cost-of-living and the benefits that low-inc...Read More

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PHOTO: Gas prices may be low, but a new survey shows consumers donít believe prices will stay that way and they want their next car or truck to get better gas mileage. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Gas prices will go up again. That's what consumers believe, according to a new survey commissioned by the Consumer Federation of America. It also finds that car buyers still have an eye on better mileage. Mark Cooper, CFA's director of research, says nearly 86 percent rank...Read More

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PHOTO: A new study finds deaths from kidney failure, breast and prostate cancer may be connected to smoking. Photo courtesy of CDC.

WASHINGTON – While many of the dangers of smoking have been well known for some time, new research shows the consequences may be larger and deadlier than previously thought. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there are 21 different causes of death attributed to smoking, with some 480,000...Read More

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PHOTO: Immigration activists await the arrival of Capitol Hill police in the office of Virginia congresswoman Barbara Comstock. Photo credit: Julie Karant.

WASHINGTON - Calling the nation's broken immigration system a "moral crisis," activists Wednesday occupied scores of congressional offices - including the office of Congressman Andy Harris (R–Cockeysville). A press release from one of the many groups taking part said it was targeting 35 "hard...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new report ranks Maryland in the top ten for its rate of school breakfast participation among low-income students. Graphic courtesy of Food Research and Action Center.

BALTIMORE - Maryland has moved up to ninth - from 14th last year - in the new School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center. States were ranked on their rates of getting breakfast to low-income children at school. Michael J. Wilson, director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, said ...Read More

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PHOTO: Five years since the end of the Great Recession, and a new report finds that the housing crisis hasn't abated for many low-income families. Photo credit: CherylHolt/Pixabay.com

WASHINGTON - Health is a bright spot for children in a new report that looks at how kids are faring five years after the Great Recession was declared "over." The First Focus analysis found that more children have health coverage, but the housing crisis hasn't abated for many low-income families. C...Read More

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PHOTO: Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP's State and National Group, spoke about caregiving issues and retirement security at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Legislative Briefing Sunday. Photo courtesy of AARP.

ROCKVILLE, Md. – Caregiving and retirement security are two of the big issues for women in Maryland. Hundreds of women attending a legislative briefing Sunday in Rockville learned about how families facing those challenges could be helped. One option the General Assembly is expected to con...Read More

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