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PNS Daily News - November 24, 2014  


Our coast to coast news covers several stories including: some Walmart employees fight for better wages; safety and supply concerns from those who work behind the scenes at airports; and anxieties grow as Ferguson, Missouri still awaits a grand jury decision.

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PHOTO: Audience members react to President Obama's speech highlighting his executive actions on immigration. New York immigrants' advocates say will bring tens of thousands out of the shadows. Photo credit: Pete Souza, The White House.\
Monday, November 24, 2014
NEW YORK - President Obama signed a pair of executive orders that will delay deportation for millions nationwide, a move that opens the door for many undocumented New Yorkers to legally find work. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director with ...Read More
PHOTO: Walmart employees plan to strike in Florida this week, and elsewhere across the country, to protest what they say are poor working conditions and low wages. Photo courtesy of United Food and Commercial Workers.\
Monday, November 24, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. - Shoppers will be out this week in search of deep discounts at Florida's big-box stores, but some workers at the world's largest private employer want to remind shoppers that, in their view, Walmart's low prices come at a cost. ...Read More
PHOTO: Airline travelers may encounter busy Illinois airports this week, but they have some basic legal rights as passengers in the event of a cancellation, delay, or lost luggage. Photo credit: Maksim/Wikimedia.\
Monday, November 24, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Whether it's O'Hare, Midway, or Quad City, Illinois airports will be bustling this week with folks catching flights to their Thanksgiving destinations. While the thought of delays or cancellations may be stressful, airline ...Read More
PHOTO: Just weeks after the midterm election, a new Sierra Club poll finds the majority of voters in some key battleground states want policymakers to support efforts to protect communities from climate change. Photo credit: MGDboston/morguefile.com\
Monday, November 24, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - Some of Indiana's leaders have voiced outspoken opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants, but a new poll indicates a majority of voters don't share those ...Read More
PHOTO: A majority of North Carolina voters on both sides of the political fence favors actions to protect communities from climate change, according to a new Sierra Club poll. Photo credit: Aaron Hartley.\
Monday, November 24, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - Today the results of a post-election poll send what environmental advocates call a "clear message" to North Carolina's elected leaders including Senator-elect Thom Tillis. The Sierra Club survey finds a majority of voters, including ...Read More
PHOTO: Children will be the big winners in President Barack Obama's executive action delaying the deportation of parents who are unauthorized immigrants, says the NEA of New Mexico. Photo courtesy of the White House.\
Monday, November 24, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The overall well being of thousands of American children in New Mexico, born to parents who are undocumented immigrants, should benefit from President Barack Obama's action on immigration, according to Charles Bowyer ...Read More
PHOTO: A new poll shows 90 percent of Montana hunters surveyed back protection of greater sage-grouse habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide next year if the species will be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Photo credit: Jeannie Stafford/USFWS\
Monday, November 24, 2014
BILLINGS, Mont. - Turkey is probably the most popular bird in Montana this week, but greater sage-grouse also have a fan club, at least among hunters. A new poll from the National Wildlife Federation finds 90 percent of Montana hunters surveyed say ...Read More
PHOTO: Dan Stein, president and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, says a new study from Feeding America shows the connection between poor nutrition and poor health for Wisconsinites who struggle daily to provide nutritious meals for their families. Photo courtesy of Second Harvest Foodbank.\
Monday, November 24, 2014
MADISON, Wis. – While millions of Wisconsinites will sit down to a huge turkey dinner later this week, a new study shows many in the Badger State are having trouble feeding their families, and it's taking a toll on their health. Dan Stein ...Read More