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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - MI: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - It's a win-win program with stunning success at keeping at-risk families in the Battle Creek area together. The Families First program delivers critical services right to the home in an effort to keep families intact and keep children out of foster care. Problems from domestic

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan landlords must now allow renters the option of breaking their lease agreements if they are entangled in domestic violence situations. The newly-signed law is intended to protect adults and children who face imminent danger of stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

LANSING, Mich. - Victims of sexual assault in Michigan have increased protection under a new law signed last week by Governor Jennifer Granholm. The change in statute means judges may now grant Personal Protection Orders or PPOs for victims after one incident. In the past, victims had to wait until

LANSING, Mich. - Holidays can be stressful times for families, particularly when they include more alcohol consumption, more financial pressure and more time in close contact with relatives. During this time of year, county prosecutors say the numbers of incidents and calls to domestic violence hotl

LANSING, Mich. - An alarming trickle-down from the economic crisis is seeping into the lives of Michigan children, as law enforcement agencies are reporting higher numbers of domestic violence cases. Parents might underestimate the emotional damage being done to children who are exposed to such vio

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan's economic woes are making it even harder for women suffering domestic abuse to escape from their situations. Recent research from the Allstate Foundation indicates that 70 percent of Americans know people who are, or have been, victims of domestic violence. However,

Lansing, MI - Prevention first is the message today in Lansing, where members of the state House and Senate will be introducing a 15-bill package to ensure reliable sexual and reproductive health education and information, increase access to family planning services, and promote healthy pregnancies.

Lansing, MI – Abuse and neglect in the first year of life are the lot of one baby in every 50 across the United States, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control. Michigan native Ben Tanzer, with Prevent Child Abuse America, says the statistics should instill urgency to do m

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