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PNS Daily News - February 27, 2015 

Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; House Republicans vow the net neutrality fight is far from over; around the globe it’s a day to stand up against bullying; and a California group goes after the dog and cat meat trade.

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PHOTO: Montana's congressional delegation has been graded on votes cast related to environmental issues. It's a mixed report card. Photo of the Great Bear Wilderness courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service\
Friday, February 27, 2015
BILLINGS, Mont. - It's a mixed set of grades for Montana's congressional delegation in a new national environmental scorecard unveiled by Montana Conservation Voters. The scoring was based on votes related to environment, energy and public health ...Read More
PHOTO: Solar panels, such as these at the Wisconsin Governor's Executive Residence, are becoming more popular in the Badger State. A new report from The Solar Foundation shows steady growth in the number of Wisconsin jobs connected directly to the solar industry. (Photo credit: Wisconsin.gov)\
Friday, February 27, 2015
MADISON, Wis. - Solar power has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past five years, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation, which says Wisconsin added around 100 more solar jobs in the past year. Wisconsin ranks 22nd in the nation ...Read More
IMAGE: The largest annual food drive in the state begins Sunday, with the March Campaign from Minnesota Foodshare. Image courtesy Minnesota Foodshare.\
Friday, February 27, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The arrival of March on the calendar this Sunday also marks the beginning of the state's largest annual food drive. The March Campaign from Minnesota FoodShare last year raised more than $8 million and 4 million pounds of food ...Read More
PHOTO: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rejected American Electric Power's plan to have ratepayers subsidize two aging coal plants. But consumer advocates still are concerned because the commission did not rule out rejecting similar plans in the future. Photo credit: Emilian Robert Vicol/Flickr.\
Thursday, February 26, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio - American Electric Power customers will not have to bankroll the operations of two aging coal plants. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday denied AEP's power-purchase agreement that would have allowed the company to ...Read More
PHOTO: The Utah Senate approved the Healthy Utah plan Wednesday, and now the state House will consider a corresponding bill that would provide health care to thousands of Utah residents. Photo courtesy Utah State Law Library.\
Thursday, February 26, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY - Following passage in the state Senate on Wednesday, the Healthy Utah plan, which could provide health coverage for tens of thousands of Utah residents, now faces what some are calling an uphill battle in the House. Representative ...Read More