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    PNS Daily News - May 29, 20150 


    Featured on our Friday rundown; former House Speaker Hastert charged with lying to the FBI about alleged hush money; a veto promised in North Carolina versus a marriage objections bill; thousands of New Yorkers get an Obamacare fix on artificial limbs; and Wyoming “ground zero” for federal sagebrush.

Public News Service - Texas

PHOTO: A civil rights lawsuit claims Texas is denying parents of U.S.-citizen children access to their birth certificates, making it hard for kids to access medical care and enroll in school. Photo credit: FlickreviewR/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - A civil rights case has been filed against the Texas Department of State Health Services and key officials for denying parents without proof of legal immigration status birth certificates for their U.S.-citizen children. The suit claims parents presented their child's hospital bir...Read More

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FOTO: Una demanda de derechos civiles afirma que Texas está negándole a los padres de niños ciudadanos de los EE.UU. los correspondientes certificados de nacimiento, dificultando a los niños el acceso a atención médica y al ingreso a la escuela. Crédito de la foto: FlickreviewR/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – Una demanda de derechos civiles fue presentada contra el Texas Department of State Health Services (Departamento de Servicios Estatales de Salud de Texas) y sus principales funcionarios, por negar a los padres –sin pruebas de su estatus migratorio– certificados de n...Read More

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PHOTO: Two new reports measuring how women fare across the nation show that Texas fails women in work and family policies and women's political leadership. Photo credit: CrazyLegsKC/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas got its report card on women's status in key areas compared with men, and the grades aren't good. Two new reports, the last of a seven-part series published by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, showed that Texas and the nation fall short on work and family policies fo...Read More

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PHOTO: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas has released a plant identification app for the Fort Worth Prairie Region called "Flora of Texas." Photo credit: LevyRat/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - If you've ever looked at a plant and wondered how it fits into the ecosystem, well, now there's an app for that. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas, the international award-winning non-profit based in Fort Worth, has created a new digital tool to promote conservation and learn...Read More

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PHOTO: A recent statewide survey found a strong majority of Texas voters believe discrimination against gay and transgender Texans is a problem. Photo credit: Magnus Manske/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Nearly two-thirds of likely voters in Texas support protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans from discrimination, according to a new poll commissioned by the organization Texas Wins. Kevin Nix, communications director for Texas Wins, says while Texas lawmakers introd...Read More

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PHOTO: Critics of SB 1628 say consumers are being squeezed out in a legal fight between the insurance industry and trial lawyers over the payment of claims dealing with hail-damaged roofs and other storm-related losses. Image courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

AUSTIN, Texas - A bill making its way through the Texas Legislature would eliminate penalties for insurance companies when they're late paying claims. The author of SB 1628, Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood), says it would stop what he terms "lawsuit abuse by storm-chasing trial lawyers." Taylor...Read More

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FOTO: Los detractores de la iniciativa de ley SP1628 dicen que los consumidores están siendo exprimidos en la batalla entre la industria aseguradora y los abogados litigantes, en torno al pago de reclamaciones relacionadas con techos dañados y otros daños debidos a las tormentas. Imagen cortesía de Federal Emergency Management Agency.

AUSTIN, Texas – Los detractores de la ley SV-1628 opinan que los consumidores están siendo exprimidos en la batalla entre la industria aseguradora y los abogados litigantes. Ambas partes defienden su postura sobre el tema del pago de reclamaciones por daños a los techos causados por...Read More

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PHOTO: As Texas legislators consider a series of proposals that would change how young people fit into the justice system, a new report suggests the state should capitalize on recent progress made in juvenile justice reform. Photo credit: WhisperToMe/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has unfinished business in juvenile justice reform, according to a new report from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. The report was released as lawmakers consider bills that would expand independent oversight of juvenile facilities (HB 3277), increase support for local p...Read More

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