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    PNS Daily News - February 8, 20160 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast including: the presidential hopefuls eye New Hampshire; how the nation’s two-tiered justice system is benefiting corporations; and gun control laws in Maryland in limbo after an appeals court decision.

Public News Service - Michigan

Research shows excess weight can impact the start of puberty in boys. (taliesin/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Childhood obesity is linked to multiple health problems for both boys and girls, but new research shows how extra weight has a different impact on boys than girls at puberty. Most studies have found puberty starts early in girls who are overweight or obese. With boys, most r...Read More

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While it's praised by President Obama, some Michiganders say the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would hurt American jobs. (

LANSING, Mich. - The fight over a controversial trade deal is not over in Michigan. On the same day 12 nations, including the United States, signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, opponents rallied in protest in Detroit and dozens of other cities Thursday night. President Obama and other supporters...Read More

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Some experts predict the outcome of Michigan's primary will impact an impact on the nominees for the 2016 presidential race. (Steve Bott/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – The 2016 presidential race is heating up, with close finishes for both parties this week at the Iowa caucuses. And now Michigan will be in the spotlight just days before its presidential primary. The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday announced a debate between Hi...Read More

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There are calls for a fully empowered school board for Detroit Public Schools. (pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Some parents and teachers say the resignation of Detroit's emergency manager is a step in the right direction, but may not be enough to improve the systemic issues in city schools. It was announced Tuesday that Darnell Earley will step down at the end of the month after mounting cr...Read More

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The Iowa caucuses could be a prelude to a pivotal election. (krosseel/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. - Last night's Iowa caucuses kicked off this year's presidential nominating process. And beyond the personalities, this could be an election of particular historical significance. It's a "pivotal election," says Gerard Lameiro, a retired Colorado State University professor and the a...Read More

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According to the American Heart Association, one-in-three women will die of heart disease, about 46 women in Michigan each day. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Michiganders are reminded to keep hearts on their minds as February begins, and not just the Valentine kind. It's American Heart Month, an annual observance to bring awareness to cardiovascular disease, the nation's number one killer. Anna Pitt of Hemlock says she's lucky to be a...Read More

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Some Michigan consumer groups say payday=lending regulations need more bite. (Jason Comely/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - Consumer groups in Michigan want payday-lending regulations to have more bite, and are asking federal regulators to rein in the damage done by the industry. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is writing new rules to prevent consumers from falling into a so-called "debt trap."...Read More

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Despite relying on bottled water instead of tap, some Flint residents are being billed for the city's contaminated water. (Dodgertonskillhause/Morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. - Some Flint residents say they are being forced to pay for poisoned water and they want it to stop. As state and federal leaders investigate and address the water crisis, people are receiving bills for water that has been contaminated with lead. Joseph Morales of Flint says his fami...Read More

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