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PNS Daily News - January 26, 2015 


Today’s news highlights stories on variety of issues including: a major Nor’easter targeting the East Coast; a CIA whistleblower faces jail time; paid sick time on the table for legislators in Washington; and some say a new study on sodium should be taken with a grain of salt.

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PHOTO: Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP's State and National Group, spoke about caregiving issues and retirement security at the Montgomery County Commission for Women Legislative Briefing Sunday. Photo courtesy of AARP.\
Monday, January 26, 2015
ROCKVILLE, Md. – Caregiving and retirement security are two of the big issues for women in Maryland. Hundreds of women attending a legislative briefing Sunday in Rockville learned about how families facing those challenges could be helped ...Read More
PHOTO: Michigan's growing solar industry is one analysts say will benefit from a recent $48 million investment from Bloomberg Philanthropies and partners to help states meet new carbon emission targets and transition to cleaner energy sources. Photo credit: Jusben/morguefile.com. \
Monday, January 26, 2015
LANSING, Mich. - Every state is different, and every state's response to the nation's energy problems will be different. That's why one group is investing in state-based clean-energy solutions to the tune of $48 million. The Clean Energy ...Read More
IMAGE: Former CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling could face prison for leaking secrets to the press. Observers think his real offense is embarrassing the agency. Watercolor by Debra Van Poolen.\
Monday, January 26, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. - ***NOTE*** Check the wires to see if the jury is back before airing. The jury is now deciding the fate of a former CIA case officer who many say could spend decades in prison just for embarrassing the agency. Jeffrey Sterling has ...Read More
IMAGE: Former CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling could face prison for leaking secrets to the press. Observers think his real offense is embarrassing the agency. Watercolor by Debra Van Poolen.\
Monday, January 26, 2015
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - ***NOTE*** Check the wires to see if the jury is back before airing. The jury is now deciding the fate of a former CIA case officer who many say could spend decades in prison just for embarrassing the agency. Jeffrey Sterling ...Read More
PHOTO: Ruth and Emily, elephants at New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo in this 2006 photo, are at the center of continuing claims of abuse leveled by an animal-rights organization. Photo credit: LGagnon/Wikimedia Commons\
Monday, January 26, 2015
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A New Bedford zoo is again denying claims it abuses its elephants. The Buttonwood Park Zoo is, for the fifth year, on an annual list put out by the animal-rights group In Defense of Animals, or IDA. The group says the zoo is ...Read More
PHOTO: Gov. Rick Scott answers reporters' questions, and there are a lot of them, amid allegations of improper oversight of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Photo credit: Sara K. Brockmann, State of Florida/Wikimedia Commons.\
Monday, January 26, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Just months after being elected to a second term, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is embroiled in a controversy surrounding his handling of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). A nonpartisan, government watchdog ...Read More
PHOTO: Focusing on the fallout from Chicago's 2013 school closings, a new documentary series is opening a dialogue about public education and equity in Illinois. Photo credit: Bill Healy. \
Monday, January 26, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new documentary series is opening a dialogue about public education and equity in Illinois. Focusing on the fallout from Chicago's historic closing of 49 public schools in 2013, "The School Project" examines the issues ...Read More
PHOTO: McDonald's is being urged to stop using meat that's been raised with antibiotics, with a new campaign from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Photo credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr.\
Monday, January 26, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – A new campaign has been launched urging the largest restaurant chain in the nation to stop purchasing meat that's been raised with antibiotics. Pamela Clough, campaign coordinator of the Stop Antibiotics Overuse Campaign with ...Read More