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PNS Daily News - September 3, 2015 

We’re covering a range of topics in today’s news including: Congress sets a date on the Planned Parenthood debate; in a step away from technology, Texas takes the lead in face-to-face jail visits; and the earth is losing its trees at alarming rates.

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Home-care workers in Washington state can receive extra training through an apprenticeship program that prepares them to provide support for people with a variety of medical challenges. Credit: Chris Thomas\
Thursday, September 3, 2015
SEATTLE – On Friday, 90 home-care aides graduate from advanced caregiver training in Seattle – and it's a big milestone. The workers, who hail from around the state, have spent 145 hours over the last year learning how to manage care ...Read More
According to OSHA, half of all construction workers killed on the job in 2013 were of Latino descent. Photo credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.\
Thursday, September 3, 2015
NEW YORK – Advocates say an agreement between the Mexican consulate and city and federal agencies may help reduce the alarming number of fatalities among Mexican workers at construction sites. Studies have found that while Latinos make up ...Read More
Should term limits be longer, or shorter? According to The League of Women Voters, term limits should be eliminated altogether. Credit: Alexander Smith/Wikimedia Commons.\
Thursday, September 3, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Should term limits be longer? Shorter? According to The League of Women Voters, term limits should be eliminated. Ohio state lawmakers can currently serve up to eight consecutive years in either the House or Senate, with no ...Read More
Sustainable practices are both implemented and taught at Missouri State University, which now offers a minor in the field. Credit: MSU Office of Communications.\
Thursday, September 3, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sustainability is more than just a trend or a buzzword – it's now a minor at Missouri State University, which joins a growing list of schools offering undergraduate coursework in the field. Jordan Schanda, the ...Read More
Every dollar donated buys nine meals at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Courtesy: Food Bank of Northern Indiana\
Thursday, September 3, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS – Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from. Getting enough food to eat is a daily battle for one in six Hoosiers, including more than 340,000 children. Today is Hunger Action Day, and hunger-relief groups in ...Read More
A new Texas law goes into effect this week guaranteeing county jail inmates of at least two 20-minute in-person visits per week. Credit: Montian Noowong.\
Thursday, September 3, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – A new law passed by the Texas State Legislature last session goes into effect this week, assuring county jail inmates of at least two 20-minute in-person visits per week. The legislation was introduced in response to a growing ...Read More