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    PNS Daily News - February 26, 20150 

    No turning back on net neutrality, the FCC takes a big vote today; also on our nationwide rundown; updates on child poverty, voting rights, and a look at whether the American Kennel Club is fighting against puppy mill laws.

Public News Service - Texas

PHOTO: Surprise medical bills stem from patients going to hospitals that are in-network under their insurance plans, while unaware that some or many of the physicians on staff are out-of-network. Photo credit: Parker Knight/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Legislation at the state Capitol aims to put an end to surprise medical bills, or so-called "balance billing," which has left a growing number of Texans facing a financial crisis while trying to recover from a health crisis for which they thought they were covered. Trey Berndt, a...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds government interventions are reducing the child poverty rate, and cites a better way to measure kids' well-being than just family income. Photo credit: Randen Pederson/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - Taking a look at the trends on poverty offers a glimpse on how Texas families and kids are faring, but a new report points to an even truer measure of childhood well-being. The U.S. Census Bureau created the Supplemental Poverty Measure in 2011. Jennifer Lee, a research associate wi...Read More

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PHOTO: Texas has the country's sixth-highest number of workers in the solar industry at nearly 7,000, according to the latest National Solar Jobs Census. Photo credit: Paul Sableman/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - The sun is shining a bit brighter on the solar industry in the Lone Star State, as the latest analysis shows the state continues to gain jobs in that market. Andrea Luecke, president and executive director of The Solar Foundation, says the number of solar energy-related jobs in Texa...Read More

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PHOTO: The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating and the conditions can lead to serious health problems and even death if untreated. Photo credit: Charlotte Astrid/Flickr.

BUFFALO GAP, Texas – Like many other conditions, when it comes to eating disorders, early intervention is key to recovery for those struggling with these potentially life-threatening problems. Camela Balcomb, executive director of the ...Read More

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PHOTO: It's already estimated that smoking kills nearly a half-million people in this country each year, including 28,000 in Texas, but new research points to even more associated deaths. Photo credit: Chris Vaughan/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - While many of the dangers of smoking have been well known for some time, new research shows that the consequences may be larger and deadlier than previously thought. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 21 different causes of death are attributed to smoking, with some 480,000 deat...Read More

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PHOTO: The average number of low-income Texas students taking part in school breakfast programs each day is now more than 1.5 million, according to the latest analysis from the Food Research and Action Center. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

AUSTIN, Texas - More kids across the state and the country are starting the day with a healthy meal, as the latest study shows another increase in the number of low-income children taking part in school breakfast programs. The report from the Food Research and Action Center shows that on an averag...Read More

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PHOTO: Texas veterans often need legal assistance, from family matters to obtaining benefits, and the Texas Supreme Court is recommending that more money be allocated to help them. Photo courtesy of US Army.

AUSTIN, Texas - The chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court delivers his State of the Judiciary before a joint session of the Texas House and Senate today, and the needs of veterans will figure prominently in the address. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said he'll speak about the efforts to improve acc...Read More

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Renee King-Sonnen married a fourth generation cattle rancher, but now is converting the 96-acre Angleton cattle ranch into an animal farm sanctuary.

ANGLETON, Texas - Cattle are the state's most profitable agricultural product, but one cattle rancher's wife decided the animals are too priceless to sell. Renee King-Sonnen married a fourth-generation cattle rancher six years ago. When she first arrived at the 96-acre cattle ranch in Angleton, she...Read More

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