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    PNS Daily News - June 28, 20160 


    Here’s a look at what’s making news: a Supreme Court abortion ruling could have implications across the nation; a victory for salmon habitats in Washington; and doctors urged to screen teens for suicide risk.

Public News Service - Virginia

A Georgia Tech report says rules to cut carbon emissions could well come with lower electric bills. (Evan Hansen)

RICHMOND, Va. – If done right, cutting carbon could come with lower electric bills. Some energy analysts have said that for a while, and a study from the Georgia Institute of Technology is now affirming it. The cheapest kilowatt is the one you don't use, so according to study author Marily...Read More

Public News Service - VA

Now that summer vacation has started, teachers are stressing the need to keep kids engaged in learning. (Woodley Wonderworks - Flickr)

RICHMOND, Va. - With schools in Virginia out for the summer, educators stress that we should keep our young students connected to learning, to avoid the "summer slide." Alexandria 4th grade teacher Christina Bohringer said research confirms that children lose ground if they don't keep reading and ...Read More

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Progress Virginia makes may in part depend on dealing with the one in six state children growing up in poverty. (Beatrice Murch/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia risks its future if it fails to help the more than a quarter million children living in poverty, say child advocates. The recent Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation moved the state up three spots to eleventh in overall child welfare. Margaret Nimmo Holland...Read More

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Virginia is one of the states that has cut its prison population and also seen a drop in crime rates. (U.S. Bureau of Prisons)

RICHMOND, Va. – Many states, including Virginia, that have reduced their prison populations are seeing their crime rates go down, too, according to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice. In the 1990s, getting tough on crime led to a rapid rise in the number of people incarcerated. N...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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An EPA investigation into the use of pesticides near a California high school took 12 years to resolve. (Mr_Write/morguefile)

RICHMOND, Va. - Despite more than 300 complaints that local environmental regulations have been discriminatory toward minority communities, the Environmental Protection Agency has never made a formal finding of a civil-rights violation. According to The Center for Public Integrity, none of the fiv...Read More

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A new study confirms broad benefits from expanding Medicaid, and says health-care facilities are feeling the pinch in states such as Virginia that haven't done it. (Scott/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. – States that expand Medicaid are seeing benefits across their health-care systems and beyond, according to new research. Study co-author Jack Hoadley, a research professor at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, said they studied safety-net hospitals and ...Read More

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Carolyn Powell says CPR saved her life, and gave her the chance to go to American Heart Association events with her family. (Carolyn Powell)

RICHMOND, Va. - CPR is simple, just call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. And CPR saves lives like Carolyn Powell's. Powell is a Mechanicsville mother whose heart stopped while she was checking on her son one night, seven years ago. Her husband heard their son crying and fou...Read More

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