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    PNS Daily News - July 2, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; the U.S. Supreme Court delays a Texas law that would have closed many of the state’s clinics that perform abortions, and the EPA says it will ban a pesticide which has been linked to ADHD, reduced IQ and other health conditions; and a report on the climate-driven rise in ticks and mosquitoes, which also raises the threat of potentially deadly insect-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease and the West Nile virus.

Public News Service - Michigan

PHOTO: With more teens expected to bring home paychecks this summer, financial advisers say it's the perfect opportunity to build financial skills like saving, investing, and budgeting. Photo credit: mconnors/

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Whether it involves retail or restaurants, lifeguarding or lawn care, the summer hiring forecast for teens has improved over recent years, but financial advisers say the next step toward true independence is making sure young people know how to manage their earnings. ...Read More

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PHOTO: Would you receive the same care at a Catholic hospital as at an independent one? It's a question advocates for patients' rights want to make sure Michiganders think about, as a potential merger between Crittenton Hospital and Ascension Health is in the works. Photo credit: Click/Morguefile.

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – As another Michigan hospital plans to merge with a Catholic healthcare provider, health advocates are hoping to raise awareness about the repercussions the deals can have on the health and well-being of the entire community. Oakland County's Crittenton Hospital is one...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report urges state and federal lawmakers to take steps to promote more family-friendly workplace policies, for the betterment of all Michiganders. Photo credit: acryllicartist/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. – Tens of thousands of Michiganders live in fear of losing a paycheck or their job when they need time off because of illness or other unforeseen circumstance, which is among the reasons why a new report calls for state and federal policy changes. Peter Ruark, senior policy an...Read More

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PHOTO: From working in the garden to enjoying the comforts of home, aging in place is what experts say most Michiganders want for themselves, and advocates say the new state budget will help them do that. Photo credit: bjwebbiz/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - It's been said there's no place like home, and that's where more older Michiganders will be able to stay, thanks to continued funding for programs that help them live independently in their homes and communities as they age. In these tough budget times, said Lisa Dedden Cooper, man...Read More

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PHOTO: Eric Thomas was paralyzed from the neck down in a shooting, but went on to open his own business, EZ Awareness By Design, thanks to assistance from Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan's self-employment services program. Photo courtesy of E. Thomas.

FLINT, Mich. – Earning a living in a rewarding career is part of the American dream, and the goal of an innovative Goodwill Industries program is to ensure the American Dream is accessible to everyone – including those with disabilities. Cheryl Osborn manages the self-employment service...Read More

Public News Service - MI

PHOTO: Reviewing the policies surrounding who belongs in prison and for how long could help the state save hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a new report from the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending. Photo credit: larryfarr/

LANSING, Mich. - More people in prison doesn't mean more crime, but it does mean the state needs to rethink its policies, according to a new report which looks at ways to reduce the state's $2 billion annual prison spending. Barbara Levine, associate director for research and policy for the Citizen...Read More

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PHOTO: With the recent rise in popularity of backyard chicken coops, experts say it's all the more important that all Michiganders know what to do to prevent the further spread of avian influenza. Photo credit: yoel/

LANSING, Mich. – With news that the deadly bird flu, which already has killed millions of poultry and captive birds, has been confirmed in Michigan, experts say extra vigilance is needed to help prevent the spread of the disease. Katie Ockert, a 4-H animal science educator at Michigan State ...Read More

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PHOTO: Summer is a carefree time of play for many Michigan children, but not for parents who need to consider several factors when arranging backup child care or figuring out if a child is mature enough to stay home alone. Photo credit: darnok/

LANSING, Mich. - The busy summer vacation season has arrived, and with nannies and babysitters among those who'll be taking some time off, parents should make plans now for lining up backup child care. Schools and park-and-recreation programs offer some options, said Karen Fogolin, associate direct...Read More

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