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    PNS Daily News - March 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; airlines worldwide reported to be considering revamping cockpit rules; Philadelphia police shootings said to be part of a larger pattern; a new report ranks the jobs picture for college grads; and a comeback story for the piping plover.

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PHOTO: A Department of Justice report that found a shooting a week by Philadelphia police shows problems that are part of a bigger picture, according to groups working to change law enforcement in the city. Photo courtesy of the ACLU of PA.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Justice Department report that found a high number of shootings by Philadelphia police confirms what critics have been saying, the American Civil Liberties Union says. According to the DOJ, Philadelphia police shot about one person a week for the past eight years - a much higher...Read More

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MAP: Huge pipelines originating near the West Virginia/Pennsylvania border and intended to carry Marcellus and Utica natural gas to eastern markets are running into spreading resistance from landowners on the routes. Map courtesy of Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Huge pipelines intended to carry Marcellus and Utica natural gas to eastern markets are running into spreading resistance from landowners. Richmond-based Dominion Resources and its partners have filed about 100 lawsuits against landowners who are resisting surveying crews f...Read More

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PHOTO: Proposed revisions of Pennsylvania natural gas drilling rules are drawing some praise from citizen and environmental activists, including Gretchen Dahlkemper with Moms Clean Air Force. Photo credit: Tammy Bradshaw Photography.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Citizen and environmental groups are giving cautious praise to proposed revisions of the regulation of Pennsylvania natural gas drilling, better known as fracking. New rules coming from Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection would tighten air pollution an...Read More

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PHOTO: Despite the growing influence of money in politics, civic and community groups are keeping up the fight to keep elections clean. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The corrupting influence of money in politics is getting worse, according to reports by Clean Slate Now and the Center for Responsive Politics that show that last year's midterm election was the most expensive in history. Outside spending on U.S. Senate elections has more than dou...Read More

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PHOTO: The acting head of the state's DCNR is receiving an award for helping Pennsylvanians connect to and protect the state's wild places. Photo credit: Beth Little.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Helping Pennsylvanians connect to and protect the state's wilderness has earned an award from a national conservation group for the acting head of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The National Wildlife Federation is honoring DCNR Acting Secretary ...Read More

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PHOTO: A clean water group says Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to reinvest in the state environmental agencies could help Pennsylvania meet its commitment to clean up the tributaries of Chesapeake Bay, which would result in a significant payoff. Photo by Kelly Donaldson and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Part of Governor Tom Wolf's proposed budget is an investment toward saving Pennsylvanians $6 billion a year, according to a clean water group's analysis. Wolf's fiscal year spending blueprint budgets more for the environmental protection, natural resources and agriculture departme...Read More

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PHOTO: On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. At stake is whether millions of Americans, including 750,000 Pennsylvanians, will still be able to receive federal subsidies to help with their health insurance costs. Photo courtesy Mass.gov.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court hearing could have serious implications for the 750,000 Pennsylvanians receiving subsidies through the Affordable Care Act. In King versus Burwell, justices are being asked to decide whether federal health insurance subsidies in states using the fed...Read More

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PHOTO: The number of jobs in the solar industry is growing at blazing pace, according to an annual census of solar employment. Photo courtesy of the World Resource Institute.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Job growth in the solar industry is blazing nationally, although cooling a bit in Pennsylvania. An annual census by The Solar Foundation found the number of jobs in the industry up by nearly a quarter over the year before and up nearly 90 percent since 2010. Andrea Luecke, presid...Read More

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