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    PNS Weekend Update - Saturday October 3, 20150 

    Today’s rundown highlights several stories including: Americans aboard a missing cargo ship in Hurricane Joaquin’s path; new details in Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at an Oregon college; and the effectiveness of talk therapy found to be overrated.

Public News Service - Maryland

Mary Bochanis first volunteered at Walter Reed Army Hospital in the 1940s. Credit: U.S. Army/

BALTIMORE - A 90-year-old who still volunteers her time and teenaged twins who created a service to help elderly neighbors are being honored today by AARP Maryland. Mary Bochanis, who has been helping care for wounded soldiers since World War II, is this year's recipient of AARP's statewide award f...Read More

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Experts from Idaho and around the country are in Phoenix to talk about juvenile justice reform. Credit: kubu/istock

BALTIMORE – You don't have to lock up young people to reduce juvenile crime. It's a change in thinking that's spread across the country with the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, referred to as JDAI. Professionals who work with young people in Maryland are in Arizona this week to...Read More

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The Institute for Women's Policy Research finds women won't receive equal pay until 2059. Credit: StartUpStockPhotos/

BALTIMORE - There's been a delay in equal pay for women. They won't earn as much as men until 2059, according to a report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Study director Jessica Milli says the median income for women working full-time was more than $10,000 less than men in 2014. Mil...Read More

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The EPA erred in allowing a bee-killing pesticide, sulfoxaflor, on the market, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Credit: Deborah C. Smith.

WASHINGTON - A pesticide that kills bees should not have been cleared for agricultural use by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a federal appeals court. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Dow Chemical's sulfoxaflor was not thoroughly researched when it comes to i...Read More

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Volunteers at the National Mall will pack one million meals for the hungry. Credit: USDA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An army of volunteers, including a busload from Baltimore, will fill the National Mall tomorrow to prepare one million meals for the Capital Area Food Bank. It's an AARP project for A Celebration of Service, with many of the meals going to seniors, veterans and first responders ...Read More

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Consumer, health and safety groups want Congress to look at tougher safety laws for automakers and executives. Credit:

HARWOOD, Md. - Safety is top-of-mind as people hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, but all the precautions in the world can't protect against an unknown automobile defect. More than 100 consumer, health and safety groups want tougher laws on the books to protect people, especially when car def...Read More

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Chesapeake Bay Conservation Corps members planting trees. The corps class of 2016 is being announced today. Photo courtesy: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

EDGEWATER, Md. – It's a tough job, but one so popular it's been expanded every year since 2010. Forty-one young men and woman ages 18 to 25 make up the Chesapeake Bay Conservation Corps class of 2016, being introduced today. The class will spend a year working on projects benefiting the Chesa...Read More

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Latino voters put environmental concerns high on their list, giving them attention nearly equal to immigration reform. Credit:

BALTIMORE – Immigration reform isn't the only top issue for Latino voters. A new poll finds that protecting the environment is nearly of equal concern. The national survey done for Earthjustice and and the advocacy group GreenLatinos found 4 out of 5 very concerned about clean air, clean w...Read More

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