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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.

Public News Service - Texas

PHOTO: Lawmakers are considering legislation that would provide state money to private and religious schools. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Education.

AUSTIN, Texas - A state Senate panel heard testimony on Thursday about a series of measures that would give money to parents who want to enroll their children in private and religious schools. Opponents say Texas can't afford to pay for a private-education system if it can't adequately fund public s...Read More

Public News Service - TX

PHOTO: On Tuesday, the EPA proposed adding a contaminated groundwater site in the Texas hill country to the National Priorities List of Superfund Sites. Photo credit: Zereshk/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add a contaminated site in the Texas hill country to the Superfund National Priorities List. A plume of toxic tetrachloroethylene or PCE, was found in the groundwater one mile south of the city of Burnet, about 50 miles northwest ...Read More

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PHOTO: The House Energy Committee will hear a bill today that would make the state the sole regulator for all oil and gas activities. Photo credit: John Campbell/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – Oil and gas is a big part of Texas history, economy and culture, but so is the idea of protecting the home front and local control. A bill before the Texas House Energy Committee today would make the state the only government body that can regulate oil and gas. Sharon Wilso...Read More

Public News Service - TX

The Cover Texas Now coalition says 1 million Texans don't have access to affordable coverage because they don't get insurance through employers, and they don't make enough money to qualify for financial assistance. Photo credit: Gedvali/Wikimedia Commons.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Cover Texas Now, a coalition of consumer and faith-based organizations, brought 350 citizen advocates to the state Capitol recently to urge lawmakers to find a way to insure people that have fallen into a health-care coverage gap. Leah Harbordt, a volunteer with the Holy Family Birt...Read More

Public News Service - TX

La Coalición Cover Texas Now (Cubrir a Texas Ya) dice que 1 millón de tejanos no tienen acceso a una cobertura asequible porque no tienen seguro en sus empleos ni tienen dinero suficiente para ser sujetos de asistencia financiera. Crédito de la foto: Gedvali/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – Varios grupos civiles de gestión se reunieron recientemente con sus representantes en el capitolio estatal para abordar el tema de la expansión de la cobertura de salud. La coalición Cubrir a Texas Ya, “Cover Texas Now”, integrada por organizac...Read More

Public News Service - TX

PHOTO: State lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow teen parents age 15 and over to get birth control without the consent of their parents or guardians. Photo credit: Parenting Patch/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Reproductive health advocates are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow teen parents age 15 and older to get birth control without the consent of their parents or guardians. The House State Affairs Committee heard testimony Wednesday in support of the bill from...Read More

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PHOTO: On average, the U.S. sees at least two million accidental poisonings each year, so families are being urged to make sure any dangerous medications or household products are kept locked up or out of reach. Photo credit: Jamie/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - As National Poison Prevention Week continues, local experts say some simple steps around the home can help reduce the chances of accidental poisoning, especially among children. Poisoning is the leading cause of death from injuries in the U.S. Lizette Villarreal, assistant director ...Read More

Public News Service - TX

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next month on the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage, as is currently the law in Texas. Photo credit: us006409/Flickrl.
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AUSTIN, Texas - As the legal battle continues in Texas over same-sex marriage, a new group is forming to help members of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community overcome challenges in all aspects of their daily lives. Kelsey Snapp, a staff attorney for Texas Rio Grande Legal Ai...Read More

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