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    PNS Daily News - December 22, 20140 


    A variety issues to start the week on our nationwide rundown including; the shooter is reported to have bragged before he assassinated a pair of NYPD officers; when pigs fly-a drone captures rare images of North Carolina pig farms; and a caution to Santa’s helpers, lotto tickets can be worse than coal for stocking stuffers.

Public News Service - Maine

PHOTO: The Maine Community Foundation, which has lent helping hands to almost every nonprofit organization in the state, will be 32 years old next year. It is commemorating the 100th anniversary of Americaís first community foundation. Photo credit: Artotem/Flickr.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - America is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first community foundation, begun in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914. Locally, the Maine Community Foundation will be 32 next year. Meredith Jones, president and CEO of the Foundation, says it dates back to a summer resident, Bob Blu...Read More

Public News Service - ME

PHOTO: A new poll conducted after the midterm elections indicates a majority of voters in six of the so-called battleground states want action on the climate crisis, regardless of which way they voted. The Sierra Club believes the same would hold true for Maine voters. Photo credit: pixabay

PORTLAND, Maine – No matter which side of the political aisle they were on and no matter which way their elections went three weeks ago, voters in six of the so-called battleground states want elected office holders to work on the climate crisis, according to a Hart Research poll commissioned ...Read More

Public News Service - ME

PHOTO: The Holmes Family of Misty Brook Farm, a Buy/Protect/Sell Project in Albion, was helped by Maine Community Foundationís $1 million loan to Maine Farmland Trust. Photo credit: Greta Rybus/Maine Farmland Trust.

ELLSWORTH, Maine – The Maine Community Foundation is one of the nation's best at finding ways to build community wealth using new approaches, according to a report released today. The report by the Maryland-based Democracy Collaborative names the Ellsworth-based foundation one of the Innovati...Read More

Public News Service - ME

GRAPHIC: Public and private efforts to lift Maineís children out of poverty should take a two-generation approach, according to a new Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT policy report. Graphic credit: Pixabay.

PORTLAND, Maine - Public and private efforts to lift Maine's children out of poverty should take a "two-generation" approach, according to a new Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT policy report. The report says parents should be given the tools and skills to get on track to better economic opportunities if ...Read More

Public News Service - ME

PHOTO: Three groups are suing the FDA over their approval of new combinations of growth enhancing drugs to be administered to millions of animals raised for food, including pigs. Photo courtesy Humane Society of the United States.

PORTLAND, Maine - Pharmaceuticals....it's what's for dinner. And groups in the U.S. are suing the federal government over it. The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), the United Farm Workers of America and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit in San Francisco over a new "cocktail" of growth ...Read More

Public News Service - ME

PHOTO: Maine ranks 16th in a recent national scorecard that ranks states for energy-efficiency. Credit: Wiki Media Commons.

AUGUSTA, Maine – In a holding pattern – that's the picture of Maine in a recent national scorecard that ranks the states for energy-efficiency. Maine ranks 16th in the state-by-state scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. "Last year, it was one of our most ...Read More

Public News Service - ME

PHOTO: Educate Maine, a group of business leaders, has issued its annual report of 10 indicators it believes best measure Maineís educational performance -- and 10 goals for 5 years from now. Photo courtesy of Educate Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine has a new report card evaluating its education system, issued by a group of the state's business leaders. The annual Education Indicators report, released by Educate Maine, shows 10 areas along the pipeline from preschool through post-secondary that the group says mak...Read More

Public News Service - ME

GRAPHIC: The FCC is holding an auction in which wireless companies will bid on parts of the nationís airwaves currently being used by television stations and use them for wireless broadband. Some say that threatens minority broadcasters. Credit: Federal Communications Commission.

PORTLAND, Maine – As the song goes, "Video Killed the Radio Star." Will wireless kill some free public TV? That's the latest media question. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding an auction in which wireless companies such as Verizon and AT&T will bid on parts of the natio...Read More

Public News Service - ME

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