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PNS Daily News - April 25, 2017 


Today’s rundown includes a variety of topics including: the White House might consider a border wall compromise to avoid a government shutdown: Pennsylvania lawmakers consider denying the public access to police cam video; and a look at the important role DNA plays in our lives.

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Connecticut was the first state in the nation to end chronic homelessness among veterans. Credit: R0sss/Flickr.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and in Connecticut there is reason to celebrate progress in the struggles many veterans have faced since leaving the armed forces. A few years ago, 10 percent of the adult homeless population in Connecticut was made up of veterans. Lisa Tepper Bates

HARTFORD, Conn. - While the Monday-after-Super-Bowl hangover may just be part of the deal for many adults, experts say it's likely that many teens in Connecticut also drank too much last night. According to Jill Spineti, who heads up the Governor's Prevention Partnership, the state is making progr

PHOTO: Stacey Violante Cote, attorney at Center for Children’s Advocacy, says interviews of homeless youth in Connecticut shows a range of dangerous behaviors. Photo courtesy of Cote.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Invisible No More is the name of a presentation in Hartford today of the first-ever study of runaway and homeless youth in Connecticut. The research team interviewed 98 young people between 14 and 24 years of age. Most were found in youth shelters. Stacey Violante Cote, a

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows a major change in the number of young people behind bars.

HARTFORD, Conn. - There's a new trend away from locking up juveniles, according to a new national report, and local advocates say Connecticut reflects that change. Nationwide, the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the rate of youth incarceration dropped by 41 percent from 1995 through 2010. The state

PHOTO: Three feet of snow made life especially difficult for the roughly 25-hundred people who are chronically homeless in Connecticut.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Three feet of snow has made life especially difficult for the roughly 2500 people who are chronically homeless in Connecticut, but local advocates say Governor Dan Malloy is addressing the problem. Fran Martin, who heads the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, applauded Ma

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – America's "War on Drugs" turns 40 today (Friday) and, while it has its defenders, even some in law enforcement believe the approach needs a major overhaul. President Richard Nixon originally touted the War on Drugs as an effort to prevent young people from becoming addicted

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The latest state-by-state report card on women's health shows some disturbing trends in Connecticut in several indicators, including reproductive health. For one, as noted by Susan Yolen, vice president of New Haven-based Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, the number of

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals suffer poorer health outcomes than the general population, in part because they are at least twice as likely to not have health insurance. During the eighth annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, starting today and sponsored by the Nat

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