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    PNS Daily News - February 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; House Republicans vow the net neutrality fight is far from over; around the globe it’s a day to stand up against bullying; and a California group goes after the dog and cat meat trade.

Public News Service - New York

PHOTO: Federal programs have lifted nearly 740,000 New York children out of poverty, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Suzanne Hanlon/Flickr

NEW YORK - Federal programs have lifted nearly 740,000 New York children out of poverty, according to a new report by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The group used a new tool for calculating poverty rates, instead of the official measure, and found federal assistance has made a big difference...Read More

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PHOTO: Gov. Cuomo announced this week New York would raise minimum wage by $2.50 for waiters, bartenders and others who work for tips. Groups which lobbied for the change welcome the news, but say their goal is much larger. Photo credit: Michael Fleshman.

NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week New York would raise the minimum wage by $2.50 an hour for waiters, bartenders and others who work for tips. According to a coalition of organizations that lobbied for the increase, it's just one step in a longer fight. Maria Myotte with Restaurant O...Read More

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PHOTO: The Obama administration filed an appeal Monday to restart the president's executive action on immigration, a move advocates say could help about 70,000 undocumented Long Islanders. Photo courtesy of the White House.

NEW YORK - The Department of Justice filed an appeal Monday in an effort to restart President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of Long Island Wins, says the filing asks the Fifth Circuit court to overturn last week's ruling by a district judge in...Read More

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PHOTO: It's crunch time for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's ID card program for undocumented immigrants and others who lack proper identification. The administration is rushing to issue the first 10,000 IDNYC cards by early next week, after receiving a surge in applicants when the program launched in January. Photo credit: IDNYC.

NEW YORK – It's crunch time for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's ID card program for undocumented immigrants and others who lack proper identification. The administration says it is opening two new IDNYC enrollment centers today, after receiving a surge in applicants when the program launched...Read More

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PHOTO: As President Obama prepares to veto a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, New York landowners are gearing up for a fight over a different pipeline. The Constitution Pipeline could cut right through their backyards. Photo courtesy of Public Citizen.

NEW YORK, N. Y. — As President Obama prepares to veto a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, New York landowners are gearing up for a fight over a different pipeline - one that could cut right through their backyards. The Constitution Pipeline would carry gas through 126 miles of forests ...Read More

Public News Service - NY

PHOTO: Animal rights activist plan to protest tonight's opening of the circus at the Barclays Center. They say it sends the wrong message to kids about ethical treatment of animals. Courtesy: Cappiello PETA

NEW YORK - The big top opens tonight in Brooklyn and animal-rights activists plan to be out in force to protest. Julie Cappiello, co-founder and vice president with Long Island Orchestrating for Nature, says her group will be among those sending a message to those attending the event at the Barclay...Read More

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PHOTO: The Food Research and Action Center says New York ranks 40th out of 50 states for participation in free School Breakfast Programs for low-income children. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

NEW YORK - A new report shows 11 million low-income children from around the nation participate, on an average day, in free breakfast programs - but when it comes to reaching hungry kids New York is at the "back of the bus." The report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) shows New York ...Read More

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PHOTO: CIDNY counselor advises consumer on insurance options. Courtesy: CIDNY

NEW YORK - This is the week that will decide how many New Yorkers end up getting health coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2015. Heidi Siegfried, project director with New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage, says with the deadline falling on the weekend, this Sunday, they are working e...Read More

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