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PNS Daily News - June 29, 2015 


Nationwide coverage on a variety of issues including; residents of upstate New York breathing easier with the capture of fugitive David Sweat; a family wants answers about an inmate death in Arizona; new ripple effects from both of last week’s historic Supreme Court rulings; some folks in Montana getting crabby about lawn care.

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PHOTO: President Obama watching the results from a previous Supreme Court case on his signature healthcare reform law. Now that the big court challenge to the Affordable Care Act has been denied, Virginia healthcare reform supporters want members of the public to ask lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Photo by Pete Souza/The Whitehouse/Wikimedia.\
Monday, June 29, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. - With the major legal challenge done, Virginia healthcare reform groups now aim to put public pressure on lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act ...Read More
PHOTO: In spite of protests, the Affordable Care Act looks likely to remain the law of the land for some time. Observers are now talking about what’s next for health care. Photo by Wikimedia/NYyankees51. \
Monday, June 29, 2015
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied the most important legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, West Virginia healthcare experts are considering the law's long-term impact. Physician and former Kanawha County state ...Read More
PHOTO: The movement for equal rights is gathering at the State Capitol today after Friday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality. Activists say lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people remain under threat of discrimination in Texas. Photo credit: Neon Tommy, Wikimedia Commons.\
Monday, June 29, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and supporters are gathering at the State Capitol today to discuss the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. They'll also address what's next in the movement ...Read More
PHOTO: As the White House Conference on Aging approaches, New Hampshire advocates say the nation needs to switch from a medical focus, to listening to what elders say the need to live independently. Photo credit:  Mike Clifford\
Monday, June 29, 2015
CONCORD, N.H. – It's time to re-evaluate the so-called silver tsunami and how to approach it, according to Barbara Salvatore, co-chair of Engaging New Hampshire. She's referring to the idea that aging baby boomers will come with an increase ...Read More
PHOTO: Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage is gone, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage equality is a Constitutional right in all states. Photo credit: Ron Frazier/Flickr.\
Monday, June 29, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality to all, that doesn't mean the fight for equal rights in Tennessee is over. Gwen Schablik, chair and president of the Tennessee ...Read More
PHOTO: The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex weddings legal in all 50 states has an impact far beyond marriage. Photo credit: Lexington Fairness.\
Monday, June 29, 2015
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, county clerks, as directed by Governor Steve Beshear, began issuing marriage licenses. In a statement the ...Read More