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PNS Daily News - August 3, 2015 


A variety of issues to kick-off the week including; President Obama finalizes steeper cuts for power plant carbon emissions; the U.S. Senate to debate defunding Planned Parenthood today; a New York court denies freedom to research chimps; and restoring a fishery devastated by wildfire.

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PHOTO: Thousands of low-income women in New Mexico would lose access to cancer screening, wellness visits, contraception and other Planned Parenthood services if congressional Republicans are successful in killing federal funding for the organization. That's according to Cathy Alderman with Planned Parenthood Votes New Mexico. Photo credit U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.\
Monday, August 3, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Efforts in Congress to end funding for Planned Parenthood could end access to cancer screenings, well-women health exams, contraception and other health services for thousands of low-income women in New Mexico. That's according ...Read More
PHOTO: State Sen. Martha Fuller (D-Portsmouth) joins local moms at kickoff for World Breastfeeding Week in Concord: Photo courtesy: Granite State Progress Education Fund\
Monday, August 3, 2015
CONCORD, N.H. - This is World Breastfeeding Week and legislation is pending in the Granite State that would increase protections for women to pump breast milk while they are on the job. State Senator Martha Fuller (D - Portsmouth) is a sponsor of ...Read More
PHOTO: The comment period is under way for the draft language for Question 1. Supporters who gathered in Concord last week say the goal is to hold lawmakers accountable to the people. Photo credit: Jeff Kirlin\
Monday, August 3, 2015
AUGUSTA, Maine – The wheels are in motion for Maine voters to take a stand this fall on whether they want to change state law in favor of greater political campaign finance disclosure and more. Andrew Bossie, executive director of Maine ...Read More
PHOTO: Animal rights organizations say chimpanzees are intelligent and self-aware, and are working to free them from research facilities. Photo courtesy of Nonhuman Rights Project.\
Monday, August 3, 2015
NEW YORK – A New York State Supreme Court justice has denied a petition to free Hercules and Leo, two research chimpanzees at the State University at Stony Brook. Animal rights advocates argue that chimps are intelligent, self-aware ...Read More
PHOTO: A year after passage of the Compassionate Care Act, five companies have been licensed to sell medical marijuana in New York State. Photo credit: normalityrelief/morguefile.com. \
Monday, August 3, 2015
NEW YORK – Five companies have been awarded the first licenses to sell medical marijuana in New York state. The licenses, issued on Friday, make New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana use. The Compassionate Care Act, signed into ...Read More
PHOTO: It won't be long before Missouri school cafeterias are once again full, and advocates for anti-hunger programs hope Congress will recognize the importance of the meals they eat there as it weighs the fate of legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs. Photo credit: jdurham/morguefile.  \
Monday, August 3, 2015
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - As Congress weighs the fate of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, advocates want to ensure school meal and other programs can continue to make inroads against hunger in Missouri and nationwide. One of the most hotly debated ...Read More