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    PNS Daily News - June 27, 20160 

    We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s rundown including: human kindness shines in the wake of deadly flooding; Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump in two new polls; and several injured during a white supremacist rally in California.

Public News Service - Tennessee

The well-being of Tennessee children is not as positive as it was a year ago, according to a report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While there are some signs of a recovering economy in Tennessee, many are being left out of the uptick, and that's now being illustrated by how the state's children are doing when it comes to access to resources and health care. According to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, the stat...Read More

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Full-time employees of Tennessee public colleges and universities now will be able to register with their school to carry a gun on campus if they already have proper permitting. (

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- As the subject of gun laws takes center stage in the wake of the Orlando massacre, Tennessee college campus police are beginning to process registrations for employees who wish to carry guns while at work. The law allowing for full-time employees to carry guns on campus takes ef...Read More

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For the eighth time, Congress is considering legislation to increase federal protection for land in Tennesee's Cherokee National Forest. (John W. Iwanski/Flickr)

ERWIN, Tenn. - This weekend, thousands of Tennesseans and visitors packed up and hiked into thousands of acres of public lands in the state. But many of those untouched lands are unprotected from development and the effort continues to change that. The Tennessee Wilderness Act has been introduced ...Read More

Public News Service - TN

To stay hydrated during the summer months, experts say you can add flavoring to your water from products on the market to fruit to make it more likely you'll drink enough. (

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - There's no shortage of summer fun in Tennessee, from Fun Fest in Kingsport, to Elvis Week in Memphis. And while those activities present great ways to celebrate the state's heritage and support local economies, the Tennessee Department of Health advises you take precautions before...Read More

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A win in federal court for consumers, say advocates of net neutrality. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell...Read More

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Men, women and children are impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but there are a multitude of effective treatments available. (Kiran Foster/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Almost 25 million people in the U.S. at any given time are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the support and advocacy group PTSD United. That includes thousands of Tennesseans left with the illness from a traumatic event such as a crime, natural disa...Read More

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The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs recommends people use caution when seeking rental property from individuals, particularly on Craigslist, after reports of scams. (midvale/morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Perusing the classifieds in the Sunday paper for a rental property is becoming less common, as Tennesseans turn to websites for their searches. But the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs warns not all listings are legitimate. Claire Marsalis, assistant director of communicati...Read More

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A new push for homesteading may be the cure for coal country's lagging economy, says retired journalist Jim Branscome. (Pat Henson/Flickr)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - As the coal industry declines, parts of Tennessee are left to deal with the economic impact of a lost industry. Reviving the Appalachian economy is the goal of a plan by Jim Branscome, a longtime journalist who has studied the region. He detailed the Appalachian Homestead Act ...Read More

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