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    PNS Daily News - March 30, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: President Obama and Congressional Republicans continue their budget battle; Missouri is honoring Vietnam veterans today; and a new study shows parents should think twice before physically punishing their child.

Public News Service - Michigan

PHOTO: Experts say deaf individuals in Michigan are not accessing needed care because interpreters are typically not trained in mental health and social workers are unfamiliar with deaf culture. Photo credit: Bert Heymans/Flickr.

LANSING, Mich. – There are an estimated 1 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing in Michigan, and experts say many are not adequately accessing needed care. Kathleen Mitchell is a deaf mental health specialist and a member of National Association of Social Workers-Michigan. She's amo...Read More

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PHOTO: Thanks to a concerted recovery effort, experts now are optimistic about the future of the piping plover, birds who make their homes on Great Lakes beaches and are known for their cheerful chirp. Photo credit: Vince Cavalieri, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Spring is in the air and so are the piping plovers, as a growing number of the endangered birds soon will return from their winter vacations to their Michigan homes. Because of an increase in development and recreation, said Vince Cavalieri, Great Lakes piping plover recovery ...Read More

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PHOTO: Representatives from Detroit area churches, synagogues, and mosques will be among those attending a community conversation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Selma march. Image courtesy of Detroit Clergy Gathering.

DETROIT – Fifty years after the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, a group of Michigan clergy members hopes to pick up the torch and continue the fight for racial and social justice. Reverend Barbara Kelley, senior pastor of the People's Community Church, Detroit, ...Read More

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PHOTO: The future price of natural gas is one of the factors states need to take into account in determining the most cost-effective way to meet the EPA's new carbon rules. Photo credit: Charlie Wrenn/Morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - It's not a crystal ball, but a group of researchers say a new tool can help Michigan and other states grapple with predicting and planning for the most cost-effective and least risky ways to cut back on coal. Douglas Jester with the consulting group Five Lakes Energy says in order ...Read More

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PHOTO: Researchers are optimistic that new study pinpointing some of the reasons kidney disease progresses to kidney failure in children could eventually keep many kids off dialysis and transplant lists. Photo credit: Irvin Calicut/Wikimedia Commons.

LANSING, Mich. – New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady was the co-principal investigator on the study, which ...Read More

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PHOTO: Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar, shown here with Ingham County Clerk Barbara Byrum on their wedding day, were the first same-sex couple in Michigan history to legally wed. They will celebrate their first anniversary this weekend by continuing to fight for marriage equality in the state. Photo courtesy of B. Byrum.

LANSING, Mich. - It will be a bit of a bittersweet anniversary this weekend for the 300 same-sex couples in Michigan who legally married last year as they continue to fight for full marriage equality in the state. Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar made Michigan history as the first same-sex couple in...Read More

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PHOTO: Those who attend one of the upcoming Encore Entrepreneur workshops will have the chance to hear from Michiganders who have successfully started businesses later in life, such as Lynda Herkner, shown here. Herkner and her sisters, all in their 60s and 70s, launched Herkner's Original Fruit Toppings based on a family recipe. Photo courtesy of Mark Hornbeck, AARP Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. - If you've ever considered starting your own business but thought it was too late in life to follow that dream, AARP and the Small Business Administration want you to think again. Through the Encore Entrepreneurs program, the two organizations are teaming up to host a series of free...Read More

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PHOTO: With basketball camps and reading programs across the state, former Spartan and NBA player Mateen Cleaves now devotes himself to helping the next generation of Michigan kids succeed. Photo courtesy of Shawn Dhanak.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - It's been 15 years since Mateen Cleaves helped lead the Michigan State University Spartans to victory in the NCAA basketball tournament, and the former standout is now "tipping off" a new challenge to help inspire kids to read and follow their dreams. Cleaves, who grew up in F...Read More

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