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PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 2016 


We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Arizona is getting an earful from civil-rights advocates over its lawsuit challenging recent federal guidance to schools on the restroom rights of transgender students. (tzahiv/iStockphoto)\
Friday, May 27, 2016
PHOENIX - Arizona officials are hearing a firestorm of criticism over joining a lawsuit against the Obama administration's guidance on how schools should treat transgender students. Arizona, joined by 10 other mostly "red" states, wants to overturn ...Read More
Some first-time DUI offenders in Pennsylvania will be required to install ignition interlocks in their cars. (Rsheram/Wikimedia Commons)\
Friday, May 27, 2016
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania is clamping down harder on drunk driving. Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed a bill into law that requires many first-time offenders convicted of drunk driving to have an ignition interlock on their vehicles for a ...Read More
Texas is getting an earful from civil-rights advocates over its lawsuit challenging recent federal guidance to schools on the restroom rights of transgender students. (faull/iStockphoto)\
Friday, May 27, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials are seeing a firestorm of criticism over their lawsuit against the Obama administration's guidance on how schools should treat transgender students. Texas, joined by 10 other mostly "red" states, wants to overturn a ...Read More
The Flathead River is part of the watershed covered by the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe's water compact.(skeeze/pixabay)\
Friday, May 27, 2016
FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION, Mont. -- The water compact between the state of Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes moved one step closer to reality on Thursday as U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced a bill to ratify the agreement ...Read More
As the nation pauses to remember those who served and died defending the nation, a new report says the average officer veteran is only 47 and needs to find a good state for retirement. (Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp, U.S. Air Force)\
Friday, May 27, 2016
AUGUSTA, Maine - As the nation takes time to honor veterans on Memorial Day, a new survey points to Maine as one of the top 10 states in the nation as places for veterans to retire. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzales said their survey found that Maine ...Read More
Virginia is moving toward a smarter, more integrated approach to early-childhood development, say advocates for early learning. (National Institute For Early Education)\
Friday, May 27, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia is taking a smart approach to early childhood development efforts, according to advocates of early learning. The state has been criticized for not making public preschool accessible to more children, but Emily Griffey ...Read More