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PNS Daily News - July 22, 2014 


Among the stories we’re featuring in today’s rundown: Texas deploys National Guard troops to deal with the immigration crisis; a snapshot of child well-being shows the best and worst states in the country; and some Colorado farmers break ranks with the “Big Ag” lobby.

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PHOTO: The financial picture for some Oregon families is as flimsy as paper, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. It says parents of about one-third of all children in the state lack secure employment. Photo credit: Nelosa / iStockphoto.com. \
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon has made significant progress in the health and financial strength of families, but the state has some work to do in other categories. The highlight of new state-by-state findings in the 2014 Kids Count Data Book from the ...Read More
PHOTO: A new national report finds Ohio has made strides in improving children's education and health, but children living in poverty remains a pressing problem. Photo credit: Kristine Kisky / Morguefile.\
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeye State is in the middle of the pack in a national snapshot of child well being, ranking 24th among all 50 U.S. states. Data from the 2014 Kids Count Data Book finds Ohio largely following national trends, and making ...Read More
PHOTO: Indiana ranks 27th nationally in an annual snapshot of child well-being. Photo credit: Phaedra Wilkenson / Morguefile.\
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - New data finds Indiana children are making strides in education, but high rates of child poverty continue to persist. An annual state-by-state snapshot of child well-being, the 2014 Kids Count Data Book ranks Indiana 27th nationally ...Read More
PHOTO: A new report finds that while there is still work to be done, Illinois is making strides in improving the well-being of its children. Photo credit: Anita Peppers / Morguefile.\
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An annual state-by-state snapshot of child well-being finds both good and bad news in Illinois. According to the 2014 edition of the national Kids Count Data Book, Illinois has seen improvements over the last decade in the teen ...Read More
PHOTO: A study out this week says Arizonans are driving less and using public transportation more. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.\
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
PHOENIX - According to a study out this week, Arizonans are driving less in favor of bicycling and utilizing public transportation options, such as those provided by Phoenix Metro Light Rail. The study from the Arizona Public Interest Research ...Read More