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    PNS Daily News - April 1, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; Arkansas following on the heels of Indiana with a religious freedom law; Florida’s governor says he deserves the credit for job creation; mountain goats making the case for climate change; and plenty of folks stepping-up for National Walking Day.

Public News Service - New York

PHOTO: New York is drawing more of its electricity from wind power than ever, but that trend could stop if the state abandons its renewable-energy targets this year. Photo credit: Jonathan Percy/CC.

NEW YORK - New York is drawing more of its electricity from wind power than ever, but that trend could stop if the state abandons its renewable-energy targets this year. The state's renewable-energy standard requires New York to get 30 percent of its electricity from sources such as wind and solar,...Read More

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PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether the EPA can require coal and oil power plants, including 19 utilities in New York state, to clean up toxic airborne emissions. Photo credit: glennia/Flickr

NEW YORK - The Supreme Court is to hear arguments today about whether the Environmental Protection Agency can require coal and oil power plants - including 19 utilities in New York state - to cut back on toxic emissions. A coalition of states and fossil-fuels groups has asked the court to prevent t...Read More

Public News Service - NY

PHOTO: Home health aides play a big support role for seniors who live at home. However, in New York, they're barred from performing many key nursing tasks. A proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget would change that. Photo credit: Portaldelsur ES/CC

NEW YORK - Home health aides play a big role in providing support to seniors who live at home, but in New York they're barred from performing some key health care tasks. A proposal in Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget would change that, allowing home health aides to administer eyedrops, change catheter...Read More

Public News Service - NY

PHOTO: New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Photo credit: UW Health.

NEW YORK - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady of Children's Mercy Hospital was the co-principal investigator ...Read More

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PHOTO: Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting a bad grade on education in his second term. A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows 63 percent of New York voters disapprove of the way Cuomo is handling state schools, with 28 percent approving. Photo credit: MTA/CC

NEW YORK - Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting a bad grade on education in his second term. A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows 63 percent of New York voters disapprove of the way Cuomo is handling state schools, with 28 percent approving. The pollsters attribute the discontent to the governor's new...Read More

Public News Service - NY

PHOTO: When patients get discharged from the hospital, their home caregivers don't always receive training in how to perform important follow-up tasks such as administering medicine. A new bill would require hospitals to show caregivers how to that kind of work, but it's up to the Cuomo administration and the state Assembly to put it in this year's budget. Photo credit: myfuture.com/CC.

NEW YORK - When patients are discharged from the hospital, their home caregivers don't always receive training in how to perform important follow-up tasks such as administering medicine. A new bill would require hospitals to show caregivers how to do that kind of work, but it's up to Gov. Andrew Cuo...Read More

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PHOTO: More than 15 percent of New Yorkers live below the poverty line, and a new report finds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women are among those most at risk. Photo credit: morguefile.com/arashdeep

NEW YORK - More than 15 percent of New Yorkers live in poverty, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women are among those most at risk, according to a new report. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations including the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves, t...Read More

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PHOTO: New York spends more money on health care than almost any other state, but a new report finds that it's not reaching one group in particular young black men. Photo credit: UNAMID/Flickr

NEW YORK - New York spends more money on health care than almost any other state, but a new report finds that it's not reaching one group in particular, young black men. Researchers from the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that African American men in their teens and 20s receiv...Read More

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