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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 - Washington

Nearly 1 million people in Washington state struggle to afford food at some point during the year, according to the group Feeding America. (Pixabay)

SEATTLE – New research shows giving low-income families in Washington state a little more money to spend on food would lead to healthier meals and free up funds for other necessities, such as housing and transportation. Dottie Rosenbaum, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Pri...Read More

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One of Washington's first same-sex marriages after the passage of the Washington State Marriage Equality Act in 2012. (Seattle Municipal Archives)

TACOMA, Wash. — Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision requiring all states to recognize same-sex marriages. Since then, the number of gay and lesbian couples living together and married has gone up from 38 percent to 49 percent, according to a ...Read More

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Olympic Peninsula YMCAs are using school gardens to teach children during the summer. (Growing Great/flickr)

SEATTLE - Children who rely on school meal programs often struggle with hunger over the summer, when access to meal programs is limited. According to a report from the Food Research and Action Center, Washington saw a 27 percent increase in average participation per day in summer nutrition programs ...Read More

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La YMCA de Península Olímpica está utilizando huertos escolares para enseñar a los niños durante el verano.

Seattle, WA - Los menores que dependen de programas alimenticios escolares a menudo luchan contra el hambre durante el verano, cuando el acceso a dichos programas se limita. Las escuelas de todo el estado se encuentran en vacaciones de verano, pero eso no significa que el hambre y el aprendizaje ta...Read More

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A new analysis shows long-term care for Washington's aging population could cost $6.3 billion by 2030. (Pixabay)

Olympia, WA - A report released today (Monday) outlines some of the roadblocks Washington state faces for funding long-term care for its growing number of older residents. It coincides with a rally at the state Capitol, where speakers will discuss options for funding senior services in the future. C...Read More

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Un análisis reciente muestra que los cuidados de largo plazo para la población que envejece en Washington, podrían costar $6.3 billones para 2030. (Pixabay)

OLYMPIA, Wa. – Un reporte publicado este lunes esboza algunas de las barreras que enfrenta el estado de Washington para dotar de fondos a los cuidados de largo plazo que necesitan cada vez más residentes para su vejez. Esto coincide con un mitin que se celebrará en el Capitolio...Read More

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Encouraging Dad to get his annual health checkup is one caring gesture for Father's Day this Sunday.  (Jeremyyablan/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - As Father's Day approaches, sons and daughters might be thinking about how to help keep their fathers healthy, which is not always an easy task. A study by the American Academy of Family Physicians shows men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year. ...Read More

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The Idriss Mosque, above, received a threat this week after the shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – Muslim communities in the Evergreen State are feeling a backlash in the wake of the shooting in Orlando, Fla. Arsalan Bukhari, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Seattle, says mosques in Seattle and Redmond have received threats this week, and law en...Read More

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