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    PNS Daily News - November 26, 20150 

    Our Thanksgiving Day news features topics from around the globe including: the president tries to ease concerns of a holiday threat; there’s a reason to be especially thankful for the turkey on the table today; and the world set to make another record for the hottest year.

Public News Service - New York

As the number of working poor grows, soup kitchens and food pantries can't keep up. Credit: Greg Vojtko/Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK - The working poor in New York City and the state are facing a growing epidemic of hunger, according to a new report. The report from the New York City Coalition Against Hunger found that six years after the official end of the recession, one in five New York City kids doesn't have enough ...Read More

Public News Service - NY

Critics question the low number of charges that have resulted from the thousands of allegations filed with New York's Justice Center for the Protection of People With Special Needs. Credit: Boldizsar Csernak/

NEW YORK - The Justice Center for the Protection of People With Special Needs was created in 2013 to ensure the health and safety of New Yorkers with disabilities. But according to an Associated Press report, of more than 25,000 claims of abuse and neglect the center has received since the start of ...Read More

Public News Service - NY

Clean-energy advocates say New York may need 85 percent renewable power by 2030 to reach carbon reduction goals. Credit: Mat Fascione/

ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to make getting half the state's electric power from renewable sources by the year 2030 a requirement, but some energy advocates say that's not enough. With the United Nations Climate Change conference beginning next week, the governor is putting the p...Read More

Public News Service - NY

A new report says wage theft is robbing millions of New Yorkers of billions of dollars. Advocates say communities with large populations of immigrant workers such as New York City and Long Island are ripe for this fraud. Courtesy: Make the Road New York

NEW YORK - A new report says millions of New Yorkers are being ripped off every day by companies that cheat them out of wages and other benefits they should be earning. Kate Hamaji is a research associate at the Center for Popular Democracy, which issued the report. She says they found companies...Read More

Public News Service - NY

Experts encourage the adoption of older youths in foster care during National Adoption Month. Credit: Stacy Braswell/

NEW YORK - Transitioning into adulthood can be difficult for many teens. But those who age out of foster care without ever being adopted lack the family support system that helps many become independent. Research at the Chapin Hall policy research center at the University of Chicago found that, as ...Read More

Public News Service - NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour. Credit: Annette Bernhardt/Wikimedia Commons

CHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - A report released this week by a business group predicting dire consequences if the minimum wage is raised to $15 an hour doesn't reflect reality, fair-wage advocates say. According to the report by the Long Island Association, more than 23,000 Long Island jobs would be lost and ...Read More

Public News Service - NY

Immigration advocates say Syrian refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S. pose no risk to Americans. Credit: ranjithd/

NEW YORK – While more than half of the nation's governors oppose allowing Syrian refugees into their states, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo welcomes them and says not doing so goes against American values. States protesting their admission say Syrians are a security threat and cite reports that ...Read More

Public News Service - NY

The alewife is an important part of the marine food chain. Credit: Duane Raver, U.S. Fish and Wildlife/Wikimedia Commons

MILL NECK, N.Y. – A Long Island community project is helping small fish get upstream and also restoring an important link in the marine food chain. The project is one of 22 grants totaling almost $1.3 million that have been awarded for community-based efforts to improve Long Island Sound's e...Read More

Public News Service - NY

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