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    PNS Daily News - May 6, 20160 


    Our daily news rundown includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says he’s not quite ready to endorse Donald Trump for president, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but it could be a sad day for moms with kids in jail, and do you how much time do you spend online every day? The people at Facebook know.

Public News Service - Michigan

Evaluations linked to test scores, higher health-care costs and pay freezes are among the challenges faced by Michigan teachers. (Michigan Education Association)

LANSING, Mich. - A week when another Detroit teacher sick-out made headlines will come to a close with educators from around Michigan joining forces to build positive energy. A Teaching Empowered Rally will be held Saturday on the steps of the Capitol building. President of the Lansing Schools E...Read More

Public News Service - MI

Foster children in Michigan need the stability of a loving home while their families are in crisis.(Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Hundreds of children in Michigan are in need of families who will open up their hearts and homes. During National Foster Care Month in May, child welfare agencies are encouraging Michiganders to consider becoming a foster parent to help children whose families are in crisis...Read More

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Excessive use of screens is linked to attention problems, sleep problems and emotional difficulties among children. (click/Morguefile) <br />

LANSING, Mich. – With all the smartphones, tablets, computers and video games around, it's easy to forget that there is life beyond a screen. It's Screen-Free Week, a time to rediscover some of the joys of being unplugged. Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Fre...Read More

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About one-in-five workplace-related deaths in 2014 occurred in construction jobs. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Today is Workers’ Memorial Day, a day to pay tribute to lives lost in the workplace and to put the focus on worker safety to prevent future deaths. Zack Pohl, communications director for Michigan AFL-CIO, says worker safety needs to be a bigger priority both at the job...Read More

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Foods high in Vitamin C can help mitigate lead absorption. (Pixabay)

FLINT, Mich. - Many Flint residents are sticking to bottled water or only drinking filtered water to avoid lead that leached into the city's water system. But federal health leaders say the foods they choose to eat also can make a difference. Dr. Katie Wilson, deputy undersecretary for the U.S. Dep...Read More

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New research says women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than do women living in

LANSING, Mich. - Eating lots of greens has been known to improve health, but a new report indicates living near green vegetation may help some people live longer lives. Dr. Bonnie Joubert, population health branch scientific program director for the National Institute of Environmental Health Scien...Read More

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The parent-child bond is difficult to maintain when a parent is incarcerated, which is the case for about 230,000 Michigan children. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan has the fifth highest number of children growing up with a parent in prison, which a new report finds has a devastating impact on families and communities. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation findings, one in 10 Michigan children is affected by parental incar...Read More

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Some adults believe children today are experiencing less close personal friendships than they did while growing up. (Pixabay)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Children today may have better technology and entertainment options than their parents did when growing up, but their health may not be as good. According to the results of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health over half of adults polled beli...Read More

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