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PNS Daily News - August 1, 2014 


Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; House Republicans hold out hope for salvaging a border bill; we will tell you why prison guards in one state have reason to smile today; plus some tips on defending yourself against restaurant chain meals that can rack up thousands of calories.

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South Dakotans may be able to keep some of the worst effects of climate change at bay if new EPA rules to cut back on carbon emissions from power plants go forward. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kizer/Morguefile.\
Thursday, July 31, 2014
YANKTON, S.D. - Hundreds of people came before a regional hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Denver this week, as the agency takes public comments on rules that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants ...Read More
PHOTO: A chicken sandwich may seem like a healthy option when dining out, but an Indiana expert says many restaurant foods contain more fat and calories than you might think. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.\
Thursday, July 31, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS – A meal consisting of a burger, french fries and a milkshake tops a list of the most calorie-laden meals served at restaurant chains nationwide. With 3,500 calories, the meal at Red Robin is among others featured in the Center ...Read More
PHOTO: A federal lawsuit charges the City of New York with failing to make sidewalks safe for New Yorkers with disabilities. Photo courtesy of CIDNY. \
Thursday, July 31, 2014
NEW YORK – It's being called a landmark civil rights lawsuit and it claims New York City is in violation of federal disability civil rights laws. It has been 24 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became the law of the land ...Read More
PHOTO: A recent study shows that hundreds of jobs are created and millions of dollars are added to Utah's economy each year by the 40 nonprofit community health clinics in the state. Photo courtesy of the Lake County, Ill., Health Department.\
Thursday, July 31, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY – Nonprofit community health centers add hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to Utah's economy each year, according to a recent study. Alan Pruhs, executive director of the Association for Utah Community Health, says the ...Read More
PHOTO: While breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, too many Missouri kids still go without. There is hope that could change, with a successful federal program expanding to the state starting this fall. Photo credit: Infographe_Elle/morguefile.com. \
Thursday, July 31, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This fall, a new program available in Missouri will offer nutritious breakfasts and lunches for free to all students at qualifying schools – as long as administrators do their homework by the end of August. The U.S ...Read More