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    PNS Daily News - December 1, 20150 

    Today’s news covers stories from around the world including: a historic global summit begins with a vow to halt climate change; new threats to clean water rules expected this week; and getting to zero – a look at progress and challenges on World AIDS Day.

Public News Service - Michigan

HIV testing is a simple procedure and results are available in about 20 minutes. Credit: Wheeler Cowperthwalte/Flickr

LANSING, Mich. - It's World AIDS Day, and health organizations are working to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and its impact on the lives of Michiganders. According to state data, the rate of new HIV diagnoses was stable from 2009 to 2013, with about 800 new cases reported each year, and the highest...Read More

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During the holidays, Michiganders are urged to give back to the less fortunate in their community. Credit: Angella Thompson

LANSING, Mich. – While thinking about giving to those we love during the holidays, Michiganders can also consider giving back to the less fortunate in their communities. This Tuesday is Giving Tuesday, which Angella Thompson, vice president of retail operations, marketing and mission integra...Read More

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Small businesses make up nearly 50 percent of the employment in Michigan. Credit: pippalou/morguefile

LANSING, Mich. - Small businesses in Michigan are hopeful Black Friday's shopping momentum will carry into Saturday. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a day encouraging holiday shoppers to patronize the little guys. Michael Rogers, vice president of communications with the Small Business Assoc...Read More

Public News Service - MI is aimed at giving everyone the chance to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. Credit: Arielle Jay/

LANSING, Mich. - For more than 200 years, American families have gathered on Thanksgiving to reflect and show appreciation for one another. But some Michiganders say retailers are undercutting the true meaning of the holiday by opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day. Annie Zirkel of Ann Arbor foun...Read More

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Dozens of adoptions will be finalized during Michigan Adoption Day. Courtesy: Michigan Supreme Court

LANSING, Mich. - Adoptive families will be honored at courts around the state as part of Michigan Adoption Day. Today, dozens of adoptions are being finalized in special ceremonies as part of the yearly celebration. Macomb County Circuit Court Judge David Viviano explains the events highlight the ...Read More

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Groups are calling for a compromise in Congress to keep the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which expired at the end of September. Credit: Ken Bosma/Flickr

LANSING, Mich. – The future of some conservation projects in Michigan hangs in the balance as Congress debates the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The program has been around for 50 years, but expired at the end of September. It helps to protect and preserve public l...Read More

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With the right policies, a report finds a boost in clean-energy jobs in Michigan. Credit: ranbud/

LANSING, Mich. – A clean-energy economy will benefit the environment and the wallets of Michigan residents, according to a new report by NextGen Climate America. Nationwide, the group says an economy built on clean energy would create more than one-million jobs by 2030 and double that number ...Read More

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Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to stop accepting Syrian refugees in Michigan is being met with some criticism. Credit: Office of Gov. Snyder.

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder is receiving some backlash following his decision to suspend efforts to accept Syrian refugees into Michigan. In the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris, Snyder said he is suspending efforts to encourage resettlement in Michigan, citing safety concerns. Sta...Read More

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