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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 - Tennessee

May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month, and Tennesseans are being reminded about the importance of proper skin protection before heading out into the sun. (LetIdeasCompete/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Roughly 2,000 Tennesseans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year, based on the most recent data from the Environmental Protection Agency. On Thursday, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention wants to remind folks about the importance of skin protection in the sun...Read More

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Experts say talking face-to-face is critical in developing communication and relationships. (Texas.713/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Smartphones and tablets make communicating easy in some ways and yet, experts warn there may be consequences for youngsters. A new poll from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association found the biggest concern of speech pathologists is that excessive technology use is repl...Read More

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More investors and organizations are looking to invest in socially-conscious and green companies with policies in line with their own values. (OTAPHotos/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Financial adviser Peter Krull has been in the business for 18 years, and for the last 12, he's specialized exclusively in green and socially conscious investments for his clients. Krull was an early adopter of a growing trend – people wanting to ensure their money is...Read More

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Beginning in July, Google will no longer display online ads from payday lenders. (charlenemcbride/Flickr)

Nashville, TN - Starting in July, Tennesseans need of quick cash won't see ads from payday lenders on Google. The search engine giant is changing its policy and prohibiting ads from lenders with quick payoff deadlines and high interest rates. Facebook already has a similar policy. Comments from Char...Read More

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Beginning in July Tennessee public schools will be required to increase physical education for children up to sixth grade. (Ian Schofield/

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - "Let's Get Physical." And like the song, starting in July Tennessee students in elementary schools will be doing more of just that with a change in state law that will require them to get additional physical activity. Currently students are required to perform at least 90 minute...Read More

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Beekeepers in Tennessee are being encouraged to use queen bees that have been bred to resist mites. (jose fernandez/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Beekeepers across the country report losing nearly 44 percent of their colonies over the last year, according to an annual report just out. It was put together by the USDA's Bee Informed Partnership in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the USDA. Th...Read More

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Women's Health Week is this week in Tennessee, and women are encouraged to get preventive health screenings and increase the healthy food they eat and the amount of exercise they get. (Kate Sumbler/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the midst of being mothers, daughters, wives and caregivers, women in Tennessee don't always make time to take care of themselves. That's why the Tennessee Department of Health is celebrating National Women's Health Week and reminding women in the state to take small, m...Read More

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Advocates are pushing for a child-care tax credit based on family income that would let parents choose their own child-care facility. (Katia Strieck/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Wading through the paperwork involved in getting government help to pay for child care can be overwhelming to already overworked parents. A new report by the Center for American Progress looks at how difficult it can be for low-income families to navigate an underfunded child-care...Read More

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