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PNS Daily News - September 30, 2014 

Today’s coast to coast news features a variety of topics including: troubling post-recession poverty figures; a national group faces a felony probe over mailers; and why some hospital mergers are creating patient care concerns.

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PHOTO: Census data shows poverty in Virginia and the U.S. has actually increased since the end of the last recession. Photo by No Kid Hungry. \
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. - More Virginians and Americans are in poverty now than at the end of the great recession, according to census figures. Debbie Weinstein, executive director with the Coalition on Human Needs, says the census shows more people living ...Read More
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - The State Board of Elections is investigating the national conservative group Americans for Prosperity to determine whether it committed a felony after the North Carolina Democratic Party filed a formal complaint on Monday. This ...Read More
PHOTO: Some 350,000 Indiana adults stand to gain health insurance coverage should the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approve a waiver for the state to expand Medicaid coverage through its Healthy Indiana Plan. Photo courtesy of in.gov.\
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - Hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers are waiting on a decision that could change their lives. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are reviewing the state's federal waiver request to use the existing Healthy Indiana Plan to ...Read More
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PHOTO: A new study from AARP finds many older workers in Texas, especially women, have little saved as they approach retirement. Photo credit: Claudia A. De La Garza/Flickr.\
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
HOUSTON - Across the state of Texas, many workers dream of the day when they'll finally reach that age of retirement, but new research shows many of those getting closer to retirement are nowhere near ready financially. Cheryl Matheis, senior ...Read More
PHOTO: Elementary school students in Reading stop by kiosks parked near school entrances to get free, nutritious breakfast items to eat in their classrooms. Photo courtesy Food Research and Action Center.\
Monday, September 29, 2014
READING, Pa. - Homeroom is just a little "homier" in Reading elementary schools this month, as kids are now starting their days with a nutritious breakfast before they begin their class work. Some Reading students used to eat breakfast in the ...Read More