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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 


    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Public News Service - Minnesota

New numbers show most Americans are worried they won't have enough money for retirement, but they also aren't saving enough. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Most American workers don't feel they have enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to a new survey. In the latest Country Financial Security Index, about 80 percent of Americans have some fears about what their retirement years will look like. Among the top c...Read More

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Advocates for Minnesota's aging population and health care groups are urging House lawmakers to pass a paid family medical leave bill that has already sailed through the Senate. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Just days after rallying at the State Capitol, caregivers continue their push to urge Minnesota lawmakers to approve paid family medical leave. The Democrat-controlled Senate has passed a bill to do just that, so caregivers say they're now focusing on House lawmakers as the...Read More

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More than 40 Minnesota mayors want state lawmakers to include adequate funding for new bike and walking paths in the next transit budget. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Lawmakers are debating this week how Minnesota should invest millions of dollars into fixing and upgrading the state's roads and bridges. A group of more than 40 mayors is urging the legislature to include dollars to make it safer for foot and bike traffic to get around Minnesota...Read More

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As Minnesota faces a community care staffing shortage, advocacy groups say a state pay raise could help attract more workers to the field. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With a serious workforce shortage expected to worsen, home care providers are pushing state lawmakers to increase pay for tens of thousands of Minnesota caregivers. The home care providers say a 5 percent pay boost for caregivers, many of whom make just above minimum wage, ...Read More

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Minnesota's postal workers will be pulling double duty this weekend as they help pick up and deliver food donations as part of a nationwide annual food drive. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As one in nine Minnesotans continues to struggle with hunger, this weekend the state's letter carriers will be working to help. Saturday marks the 24th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The U.S. Postal Service is asking residents to set bags of non-perishabl...Read More

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With fewer grocery stores in the state, Minnesota anti-hunger advocates are pushing for more funding for farmers and mobile food markets. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Local anti-hunger advocates are setting up a mobile food market at the state Capitol Complex today as a way to ask lawmakers to consider a program aimed at ending food deserts. Several groups, including the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition, say the Good Food Access Program wi...Read More

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Gov. Dayton is expected to sign a bill into law this week to ensure family caregivers get more training when patients are discharged from the hospital. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Family caregivers in Minnesota are poised to get some extra help now that the State Legislature passed a bill known as the CARE Act. The bill is heading to Gov. Dayton's desk. If he signs it, the new law will require hospitals to provide more training to in-home caregivers once a...Read More

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New research says families of kids behind bars have been especially effective advocates for changes in the juvenile-justice system. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The families of more than 120 young people in Minnesota will be feeling the pain of separation this Mother's Day weekend because of incarceration, a new report suggests. In many states, according to the "Mothers at the Gate" report from the Institute for Policy Studies, family mem...Read More

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