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PNS Daily News - November 25, 2014 


We’re featuring a variety of stories today including: protests as the world reacts to the Ferguson grand jury’s decision to not indict; a legal look at the President’s choice to take executive action on immigration; and a former death row inmate’s take on the value of DNA testing.

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PHOTO: When Texas lawmakers convene for the 2015 session, it's expected they'll be asked to step up in support of the state's growing number of unpaid family caregivers. Photo credit: Florian Richter/Flickr.\
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - New figures show nearly 3.5 million Texans provide home health care for a family member, and as that number continues to grow, the Legislature is being asked to provide Texas family caregivers with support. Bob Jackson, state ...Read More
PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation poll shows a majority of sportsmen in 11 western states are in favor of protecting the greater sage grouse. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.\
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DENVER - Turkeys aren't the only birds on the minds of Coloradans this Thanksgiving week. The greater sage grouse is also attracting attention, but because of the bird's declining numbers. A new poll released by the National Wildlife Federation ( ...Read More
Photo: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said on Friday the state has had job growth to compensate for jobs lost during the Great Recession. Some economists say there is more to the story. Photo credit: North Carolina Governor's Office.\
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Not everyone is buying Governor Pat McCrory's claim of success after October unemployment numbers indicated the state had recovered the jobs lost during the Great Recession. While the number of people employed last month is ...Read More
PHOTO: Several rural Montana electricity co-op members are encouraging co-ops to diversify their energy sources, including adding more wind and solar. Photo credit: Bob Henson/National Science Foundation.\
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
FERGUS COUNTY, Mont. - Rural electric co-ops in Western Montana have made no secret of their opposition to proposed EPA rules that would require a reduction in carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Some of the co-ops have long-term ...Read More
PHOTO: A new poll finds 66 percent of Granite State voters want to see Senator Jean Shaheen support legislation to address the effects of climate change. Photo credit: U.S. Senate.\
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. - Fresh off the midterm elections, a new poll finds broad support among Granite State voters - regardless of political stripe - for lawmakers to take action on climate change. Melissa Williams, national political director with the ...Read More
PHOTO: About a dozen MAPE members traded their state agency cubicles for a day on a construction site with Habitat for Humanity, building a home for a family in need. Photo credit: MAPE.\
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. - As families across Minnesota prepare to give thanks, the holiday season has hundreds of state employees giving back to the towns and neighborhoods in which they live and work. The community service volunteer effort is being led by ...Read More