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PNS Daily News - June 29, 2016 

We’re covering stories from around the world on today’s update, including: an attack at an airport in Istanbul leaves more than 30 people dead; some see a challenge in getting out the Latino youth vote, but now there’s an app for that; and could we soon see the end of the death penalty in the U.S.? One lawyer says it’s inevitable.

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Two bills to protect health care consumers passed a key committee in Sacramento on Tuesday and another faces a vote today. (Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile)\
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a big win for consumers, a bill passed the State Assembly Health Committee Tuesday to force pharmaceutical companies to justify how much they charge for prescription drugs and disclose large price hikes ahead of time ...Read More
Advocates say coal-leasing reform must take climate change into account. (Sierra Club)\
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
PITTSBURGH -- Community leaders, environmentalists and public health advocates rallied in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, calling on the U.S. Department of Interior to reform the federal coal-leasing program. During a public listening session, they said the ...Read More
Supporters of new oil and gas pipeline regulations say if they're adopted North Dakota could become a safer state for industry workers and for farmland owners. (iStockphoto)\
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota energy officials today are poised to make some serious changes to how the state regulates its growing network of oil, wastewater and methane gas pipelines. The North Dakota Industrial Commission is deciding whether to ...Read More
North Carolinians can expect to vote in the same precinct in November that they did in the June primary. (Morguefile.com)\
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Amid the flurry of decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday came news that the court will consider whether North Carolina's 2011 congressional redistricting plan violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on ...Read More
As of the end of this week, the Tennessee Economic Council on Women will shut its doors, because of lack of support from the State Assembly. (Goretex/Flickr.com\
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A state agency focused on the economic growth of women in Tennessee will shut its doors this week. The Tennessee Economic Council on Women is closing after 18 years because it didn't get enough support in the State Assembly to ...Read More
300 Ohio educators join thousands from around the nation in Washington, D.C., to talk education this week. (Pixabay)\
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While Ohio's kids are enjoying a break from the books during the summer, educators are still on the job. Some teachers are getting more training or developing lesson plans and others are working to improve education policies ...Read More