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PNS Daily News - April 1, 2015 


Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; Arkansas following on the heels of Indiana with a religious freedom law; Florida’s governor says he deserves the credit for job creation; mountain goats making the case for climate change; and plenty of folks stepping-up for National Walking Day.

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PHOTO: Building an electric grid capable of delivering massive amounts of clean energy to the nation, is the goal of a conference in Albuquerque today. Photo courtesy U.B. Bureau of Land Management.\
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is among those attending a conference in Albuquerque today that is focused on building a state-of-the-art clean-energy grid. Heinrich, D-N.M., is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the ...Read More
PHOTO: April is Autism Awareness Month. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is a co-sponsor of a bill in the Senate that would help to reduce the risk of injury and death related to the wandering of individuals with autism. Photo credit xpistwv/Morguefile.\
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Nearly half of children on the autism spectrum are believed to engage in wandering, a behavior that can end in tragedy. U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is a co-sponsor of a bill known as Avonte's Law that would provide funding for ...Read More
PHOTO: Gov. Rick Scott touts his administration's role in creating more than 800,000 new jobs in Florida since taking office in 2011. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor.\
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Sunshine State is basking in success in job creation, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants everyone to know it has happened on his watch. The monthly employment numbers show more than 800,000 new private-sector jobs created in ...Read More
PHOTO: Online job listings show a mixed outlook for college graduates in New York, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Photo credit: Qi Le/Flickr\
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
NEW YORK - Online job listings show a mixed outlook for college graduates in New York, according to a new report. The study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce used online job ads to check the health of college labor ...Read More
PHOTO: Today is National Walking Day, and in Minnesota it's also the start of the 30 Days of Biking Challenge. Photo credit: Elizabeth/Flickr.\
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Across Minnesota today, children and adults will be taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle. This is National Walking Day from the American Heart Association. State Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, said it's also the kickoff of ...Read More
PHOTO: According to a recent survey, 85 percent of Wisconsinites actively support recycling. All four of the state's professional recycling organizations have come out strongly against proposed cuts to the state's recycling programs, saying the cuts would move the state backward. Photo credit: co.saint-croix.wi.us\
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
WAUSAU, Wis. - All four of the state's professional recycling organizations have come out strongly against proposed cuts of more than $4 million in financial assistance to local governments in the state's budget. Supporters of the cuts say local ...Read More