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PNS Daily News - November 28, 2014 

Featured on our Friday rundown: More than 2,000 Walmart stories bracing for demonstrations as shoppers head out for Black Friday bargains; we’ll tell you why a DUI can be one of the quickest ways to blow a holiday budget—and forget about the turkey, in Colorado the bird of the hour is the greater sage grouse.

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PHOTO: It's estimated that Andrus Award winner Barry Coggins has delivered around 10,000 meals in his more than two decades of volunteering with Meals on Wheels. Photo courtesy AARP Tennessee.\
Friday, November 28, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A singer and songwriter from Nashville is being honored for his volunteer work and making a real difference in the lives of others every week of the year. Barry Coggins is the winner of the 2014 Tennessee Andrus Award for ...Read More
PHOTO: Loneliness is one of the toughest things about aging. AARP is asking people to commit to spending one day a month with an older relative or neighbor, to make a meaningful connection between generations. Photo credit: tobkatrina/FeaturePics.com\
Friday, November 28, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. – It may be time for a new holiday tradition – or an early New Year's resolution – to spend time with an older person in your family or your neighborhood, and to make it a monthly commitment. AARP points out that ...Read More
PHOTO: Small Business Saturday arrives on November 29 this year, and economic experts say money spent at local shops, stores and restaurants are a boost to the local economy. Photo credit: Stuart Whitmore/Morguefile.\
Friday, November 28, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Black Friday is known as the official start of the holiday shopping season, but a newer tradition is picking up steam. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, an event that encourages shoppers to spend their dollars at local stores and ...Read More
PHOTO: Black Friday protests in Indianapolis, Kokomo, North Vernon and South Bend are among the more than 2,200 planned at Walmart stores in almost every state. Photo courtesy of Central Indiana Jobs with Justice.\
Friday, November 28, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS – Some Indiana activists will join others from around the nation today outside Walmart stores, but instead of shopping for Black Friday bargains they'll be protesting against what they consider low wages. Walmart reports that it ...Read More
PHOTO: Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Tennessee is reminding people to have a designated sober driver for their holiday festivities. Photo credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.\
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The holiday season in Tennessee is one of fun with friends and family, but it's also the deadliest time on the roads because of drunk driving. Kate Ritchie, state program director with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Tennessee ...Read More