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    PNS Daily News - October 9, 20150 

    Featured on our Friday rundown; Republicans attempt to regroup in their failed quest for a new House Speaker; Connecticut’s highest court says “no” to reconsidering the death penalty; plus an update on protections for exotic animals.

Public News Service - Maine

Supporters vow to continue the fight for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Credit: Erin McDaniel via Wikimedia Commons

AUGUSTA, Maine – Last week, for the first time in 50 years, Congress did not reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Local supporters say the fund is down, but not out. Stephanie Clement, conservation director of the environmental group Friends of Acadia, calls the fund an impor...Read More

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A measure is pending in the U.S. Senate and there is a big debate over whether it will make GMO food labeling safer, or make it less transparent. Credit: Mike Clifford

AUGUSTA, Maine - Supporters say the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, pending before the U.S. Senate, will continue voluntary reporting of genetically engineered foods, but opponents say it will leave Maine consumers in the dark. The bill already has passed the U.S. House, but there is no stoppi...Read More

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Zach Wolzich and 9-year-old daughter Samantha met with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to ask Congress to protect the carbon pollution limits in the EPA Clean Power Plan. Courtesy: Natural Resources Council of Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine - It almost sounds like the set-up for a joke – a doctor, an ice fisherman and his daughter walk into a Senate office – but it happened last week, and their topic was the serious issue of carbon pollution. The ice fisherman is Zach Wozich with the Sebago Lake Anglers As...Read More

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It is World Suicide Prevention Day, and training sessions like this one in Brunswick held by NAMI Maine help people identify the warning signs of suicide and take action. Courtesy: NAMI Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine - Reaching out and saving lives. That's the theme of World Suicide Prevention Day today, and advocates say Mainers need to pay particular attention. Jenna Menhert, MSW, executive director of NAMI-Maine, says the state ranks number nine in the nation for suicide. She says feelings of...Read More

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Death penalty opponents say last week's 4-3 decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court moves the state more in line with Maine and the nation. Credit: CA Corrections.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Death penalty opponents say last week's Connecticut Supreme Court decision striking down the death penalty moves the state more in line with a growing consensus in New England and the nation. Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, says the...Read More

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Maine should see improving air quality as the EPA's Clean Power Plan curbs pollution from coal-fired power plants, even those not in the Northeast, since polluted air from plants in the Midwest ends up in New England on air currents. Credit: Edbrown05/Wikimedia Commons.

AUGUSTA, Maine – The air is often dangerous to breathe for 44 percent of Americans, according to a new report – and for Mainers who live in what's known as the tailpipe of the nation, the Environmental Protection Agency's new Clean Power Plan should bring major improvements. Michael Se...Read More

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The comment period is under way for the draft language for Question 1. Supporters who gathered in Concord last week say the goal is to hold lawmakers accountable to the people. Credit: Jeff Kirlin

AUGUSTA, Maine – The wheels are in motion for Maine voters to take a stand this fall on whether they want to change state law in favor of greater political campaign finance disclosure and more. Andrew Bossie, executive director of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, says Question 1 on the No...Read More

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A New England commuter advocate says rail riders will be subject to human error in Maine and much of New England if the Senate give the railroads three more years to install positive train control safety systems. Credit- Adam E. Moreira via wiki

AUGUSTA, Maine – A New England commuter advocate says safety is in the balance as lawmakers in Washington debate a three-year delay for railroads to install crash prevention measures. The system is called positive control, and Jim Cameron, founder of the Commuter Action Group, stresses lawma...Read More

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