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PNS Daily News - May 26, 2015 


We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; several U.S. senators want more funding for Amtrak following the derailment near Philadelphia that killed eight people; in California, Oakland City Council considers enacting far reaching privacy rules; and a report on an Ag Gag bill in North Carolina.

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PHOTO: The waiting game on a decision for Keystone XL is now at over six years, with supporters and foes wondering what is taking so long. Photo credit:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
HELENA, Mont. - The waiting game on a decision for Keystone XL is now over six years, with supporters and foes wondering what is taking so long. The TransCanada pipeline-project decision rests with the State Department, which has been conducting ...Read More
GRAPH: GOP leaders at the WV Legislature say they want to cut business taxes to spark job growth. But according to state and federal figures analyzed by the WV Center on Budget & Policy, steep business tax cuts over the last ten years have not increased employment. Graph by WV COBP. \
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Cash-strapped West Virginia counties are watching a special tax committee at the legislature with dread. The Joint Select Committee on Fair Taxation may consider cuts to severance and business inventory taxes. Both could ...Read More
PHOTO: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas has released a plant identification app for the Fort Worth Prairie Region called
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas - If you've ever looked at a plant and wondered how it fits into the ecosystem, well, now there's an app for that. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas, the international award-winning non-profit based in Fort Worth, has created a ...Read More
PHOTO: The Senate Appropriations Committee gets back to work on Amtrak's budget, and Connecticut Senators says the issue not only impacts train safety, but traffic jams as well. Photo credit - Wikimedia A. Moriera \
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. - As folks head back to work after the long weekend, both of Connecticut's Senators say the rails would be a whole lot safer and the roads less clogged if Amtrak were properly funded. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says Japan's ...Read More
PHOTO: Summertime in Arizona can be a deadly season in backyard swimming pools and on lakes and rivers, but National Drowning Prevention Month each May stresses water safety. Photo credit: City of Phoenix.\
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
PHOENIX - If statistics hold steady, up to 75 children and adults in Arizona will die this year as a result of drowning. Lori Schmidt, president with the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, says the purpose of National Drowning Prevention ...Read More
PHOTO: As state lawmakers consider the future of the Foreclosure Mediation Program, housing numbers show that Nevada continues to be a foreclosure hot spot. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor.\
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada lawmakers are considering extending the Foreclosure Mediation Program, which has helped thousands of people stay in their homes since the Silver State became ground zero of the housing crisis. Kelly Werth is an ...Read More