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    PNS Daily News - May 25, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; On this Memorial Day, President Obama is honoring the many Americans who paid the ultimate price in service to their country; Memorial Day can also mark the start of summer, which can mean more drownings, we’ll have a report out of Arizona, on National Drowning Prevention Month; and a report on a possible political debate at Centre College in Kentucky.

Public News Service - Maryland

PHOTO: A new report says too many times kids in the child welfare system end up in group homes or in institutions. In Maryland, about 600 kids go to bed each night without the comfort and care of a family, and instead are in group homes or institutions.

BALTIMORE - Give a kid a family and the odds go up the child will thrive in adulthood, The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report Tuesday that makes that case, and tracks where children end up when they have to be removed from their familial homes. In Maryland, about 600 kids go to bed withou...Read More

Public News Service - MD

PHOTO: The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota this week came just days after a new federal rule to boost rail car safety. Earthjustice predicts, however, it will be years before the trains are safer. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

BALTIMORE – The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota Wednesday was the 10th such incident in North America in two years, according to the environmental group Sightline Institute. The safety of the type of rail cars used to ship crude oil was examined at the Maryland Legislature...Read More

Public News Service - MD

INFOGRAPHIC: A first-of-its-kind health report about Hispanics in the United States shows their death rates are lower than those of whites in most categories. Graphic courtesy of CDC.

BALTIMORE - A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health report on the country's largest minority group has some good news: Hispanics have a 24 percent lower death rate than whites, and are about half as likely to smoke. CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said this first-of-its-kind research i...Read More

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PHOTO: American Friends Service Committee has been on the ground in Baltimore and is calling for police to scale back their presence in promote safety. Photo credit: Dorret/flickr.com

BALTIMORE - Tensions still are running high because of the Freddie Gray death. Dominique Stevenson, director of the American Friends Service Committee "Friend of a Friend" program, has been in the area since last week, and offered perspective on what happened Monday that led to clashes between poli...Read More

Public News Service - MD

PHOTO: The asthma rate for children in Baltimore is more than twice the national average. That's one reason cited as two groups announce they will take Gov. Larry Hogan to court over his decision to block clean-air regulations. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BALTIMORE – A first-day-in-office move for Gov. Larry Hogan is headed to court, with the Sierra Club and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility having filed an intent to sue. The governor blocked a rule to require installation of pollution controls at coal-fired power plants. Davi...Read More

Public News Service - MD

PHOTO: "What’s Your Dot?" is a new campaign introduced for April's Child Abuse Prevention Month. Marylanders are asked to think about what they are doing, or can do, to strengthen families in order to prevent abuse and neglect. Photo credit: cherylholt/pixabay.com

BALTIMORE - Connect the dots to prevent child abuse and neglect. "What's Your Dot?" is a new campaign introduced for April's Child Abuse Prevention Month, where Marylanders are asked to think about what they are doing, or can do, to strengthen families and consider those actions as "dots." Ben Tan...Read More

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PHOTO: Legislation that would create so-called "community solar,"to benefit people without access to a rooftop, is expected to be on the Governor's desk soon. Photo credit: ankiewolff/pixabay.com

BALTIMORE - Marylanders could soon reach for solar beyond the rooftop. The Senate approved legislation (HB 1087) and SB 398)over the weekend that would establish a three-year, pilot community solar program. Jessica Ennis, legislative representative at Earthjustice, explains solar is out of reach ...Read More

Public News Service - MD

PHOTO: Hilton Worldwide says it will begin to eliminate the use of cages for egg-laying hens and gestation crates for breeding pigs from its global supply chain. Photo credit: gellinger/Pixabay.com.

BALTIMORE - Hilton Worldwide, one of the largest resort and hotel chains in the world, has announced it will eliminate the use of cages for egg-laying hens and gestation crates for breeding pigs from its global supply chain. This is a major victory for animal welfare, said Josh Balk, senior food p...Read More

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