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    PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 20160 

    On today’s rundown: states sue over transgender bathroom directives while a new report finds the justice system is failing transgender people; Utah may revert to the firing squad; Congress finally tackles toxic substances and vigilance the byword as we splash into summer swimming season.

Public News Service - Michigan

In 2014, 20 Michiganders lost their lives as a result of a boating accident. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – This is National Safe Boating Week, and state officials are urging Michigan boating enthusiasts to take the proper precautions to ensure safety. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says there were 107 boating accidents reported in 2014, resulting in 52 injuries and ...Read More

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Honeybee bees are responsible for more than $20 billion of the U.S. economy. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Honeybee populations in the United States dropped by 44 percent last year, according to a new national survey. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, food futures campaigner with the group Friends of the Earth, says bees are essential to agriculture, responsible for more than $20 billion of the U....Read More

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Supporters of reproductive justice say women should have the right to choose if they want to have children, or not. (Pixabay)

FLINT, Mich. - Faith leaders, policy experts and families will gather Friday, May 20, in Flint to amplify the voices of those who support reproductive freedom. The Interfaith Reproductive Justice Conference will address issues including abortion and birth control, sex education in congregations, a...Read More

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Michiganders with an infant and four year old pay about $16,000 a year for child care. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. - Wading through the paperwork involved in getting government help to pay for child care can be overwhelming to already overworked parents. A new report by the Center for American Progress looks at how difficult it can be for low-income families to navigate an underfunded child care...Read More

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Students from two Michigan schools collected nearly 16,000 pounds of fabric to be recycled. (Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan kids today will see their Earth Day efforts come to fruition. The Chatfield School in Lapeer and West Shore Elementary School in Fenton undertook a textile recycling challenge - collecting clothing, curtains and other fabrics to be recycled. Today, students from Chatf...Read More

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Some Michigan families are banding together to advocate for juvenile justice reform. (Citizens for Prison Reform)

LANSING, Mich. - Hundreds of Michigan mothers, along with other family members, feel the daily pain of having a child locked behind bars. A new report called "Mothers at the Gate" by the Institute for Policy Studies, details the effort by family members to challenge the conditions in which their lov...Read More

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LGBT advocates say no person should ever be made to feel guilty or ashamed of who they are. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - While transgender "bathroom bills" make headlines, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Michiganders face discrimination in many other facets of their lives. Ann Anglim of Fenton and her partner married in Canada, but their union was not legally recognized here until the U.S. Sup...Read More

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Opponents argue that transgender bathroom bills are an attempt to control a minority population. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Supporters of LGBT equality say it's time to stop gender identity-based discrimination in Michigan and around the country. North Carolina's new law banning people from using public restrooms that don't correspond to their birth gender is now the subject federal litigation, but has...Read More

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