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PNS Daily News - November 25, 2015 

Among the stories on today’s nationwide rundown; a night of protests in Chicago following the release of video that shows a police officer fatally shooting a teenager; we’ll tell you why some folks in Michigan say it’s time to take back Thanksgiving; and as many prepare to take the family on the road, a new system is being tested to track wrong way drivers.

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A new system to track wrong-way drivers will be tested in Phoenix. Credit: Arizona Dept. of Transportation\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
PHOENIX – Interstate 17 in Phoenix is the deadliest stretch of road in Arizona when it comes to wrong-way crashes, with 26 deaths in the past decade. So, this week the Department of Transportation announced that's where it is going to test a ...Read More
Bills in the General Assembly would put some schools under state control. Credit: Ad Meskens/Wikimedia Commons\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Education advocates say some legislators are trying to use the state budget impasse to push through bills that would diminish the control of local districts over their schools. Senate Bill 6 even would put some schools under state ...Read More
Despite losing more than 9 percent of the state's annual turkey population to avian flu this year, Iowans will find an abundant supply for holiday dinners. Courtesy: National Turkey Federation\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 1 million turkeys in Iowa didn't make it onto Thanksgiving dinner tables this year. They had to be destroyed because of an avian influenza outbreak earlier this year. Gretta Irwin, who heads the Iowa Turkey Federation ...Read More
According to a new report, such outdoor traditions in Colorado as hunting and fishing are increasingly at risk due to climate change. Courtesy: National Wildlife Federation\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
DENVER – Such outdoor traditions in Colorado as hunting and fishing are increasingly at risk due to rising temperatures and their associated effects – including stronger storms, drought and wildfires - according to a new report by the ...Read More
Fisheries biologists are just some of the positions to be filled by the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon and Washington. Courtesy: USFS Pacific Northwest Region\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. - You'll have to get organized in the next few days if you want to be considered for a job working in one of the 16 national forests in the Northwest next spring or summer. The U.S. Forest Service is hiring more than 1,000 seasonal ...Read More
A new report says the Commonwealth is missing opportunities to reach out to young people in the child welfare system, because too many end up being funneled into juvenile detention. Courtesy: Citizens for Juvenile Justice\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
BOSTON - As families across the Commonwealth gather for Thanksgiving, a new report says too many children will spend the holiday in juvenile detention because they are not getting the support they need. Naoka Carey, executive director of Citizens ...Read More
As the number of working poor grows, soup kitchens and food pantries can't keep up. Credit: Greg Vojtko/Wikimedia Commons\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
NEW YORK - The working poor in New York City and the state are facing a growing epidemic of hunger, according to a new report. The report from the New York City Coalition Against Hunger found that six years after the official end of the recession ...Read More
Critics question the low number of charges that have resulted from the thousands of allegations filed with New York's Justice Center for the Protection of People With Special Needs. Credit: Boldizsar Csernak/freeimages.com.\
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
NEW YORK - The Justice Center for the Protection of People With Special Needs was created in 2013 to ensure the health and safety of New Yorkers with disabilities. But according to an Associated Press report, of more than 25,000 claims of abuse and ...Read More