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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2014 


In focus on today’s nationwide rundown; President Obama says the U.S. and Canada need to be in synch on terrorism; a new report says Mother Nature offers the best defense for major floods and storms; and parents urged to have a safety talk this week with teen drivers.

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PHOTO: The renowned trout fishery in the Green River in northeastern Utah could become part of a federally-designated wilderness area, as part of an agreement involving Daggett County leaders and conservationists. Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.\
Thursday, October 23, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - An agreement involving county government and conservationists is in place that would help protect the Green River in northeastern Utah, home to some of the best trout fishing in the country. Charles Card, Northeast Utah backcountry ...Read More
PHOTO: After-school programs in Ohio provide extended learning opportunities for children after the school bell rings. Photo courtesy of Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Center Association.\
Thursday, October 23, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After-school programs offer educational activities for children in a safe place, but only an estimated 15 percent of Ohio kids are participating in one. As part of Thursday's nationwide Lights On Afterschool event, students ...Read More
PHOTO: One acre of wetland can absorb as much as one million gallons of water, according to a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation. Many Michiganders are still recovering from the damage caused by five inches of rain which fell in August. Photo credit: M. Shand. \
Thursday, October 23, 2014
LANSING, Mich. – As many Michiganders are still cleaning up from the devastating effects of last summer's storms while bracing for winter, a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation suggests some of the best resources for preventing ...Read More
PHOTO: Jaime Contreras, 32BJ SEIU vice president, says Maryland's Latino voters are watching wage issues this election. Photo courtesy of 32BJ SEIU.\
Thursday, October 23, 2014
BALTIMORE - According to Jaime Contreras, 32BJ SEIU vice president, big issues for Maryland's Latino voters this election season include school funding, affordable housing, the Dream Act and wages. Contreras says a strong minimum wage is perhaps ...Read More
CHART: After a sharp increase during the recession, the federal deficit has dropped dramatically. Perhaps more importantly, the growth of health-care costs has slowed to nearly historic lows, improving the federal budget outlook. Graph by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.\
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – Not long ago, the airwaves were filled with predictions that health-care reform would be a disaster for taxpayers and consumers. That hasn't happened. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ...Read More