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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: Thousands of homeowners are cleaning up after powerful storms ripped through the state earlier this week, but experts warn against rushing into repairs that sound too good to be true. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The massive storm system that moved across their state Sunday and Monday has left many Michiganders dealing with damage and destruction to their property. Although the rush is on to make repairs, experts say it's critical to take the time to avoid being scammed. Natural disasters

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - While many Michiganders have enjoyed the milder winters of recent years, some environmental experts say the effects of climate change could put the future of the state's treasured big-game wildlife at risk. According to Frank Szollosi, Great Lakes Outreach Coordinator for the Nati

PHOTO: Supporters of clean-energy expansion say now is the time to raise the bar for Michigan, where wind technology has advanced and the cost has decreased. Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan is on track to meet Governor Rick Snyder's mandate which requires utility providers to reach 10 percent renewable energy by 2015, and while that is good news, the draft report on the situation also finds that the state could go much further. In response to Snyder's 2013 add

Thousands of tar sands pipelines would criss cross the nation  Courtesy of: Catherine Mann/InsideClimate News

FLINT, Mich. – The Obama administration is expected to make a decision soon on the Keystone XL pipeline that would ship millions of gallons of crude oil from Canada to Texas. A new National Wildlife Federation report warns about bad behavior on the part of the pipeline companies. Among other

PHOTO: A Child in Belinger Park, located between the River Rouge plant and steel mill. Credit: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures

FLINT, Mich. – Get out the vote efforts are underway across Michigan ahead of next week’s general election. Faith leaders and the Michigan NAACP are mobilizing voters in Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. They want to make sure that low-income and minority voters understand all the issues, inc

Admiral Dennis McGinn

DETROIT - They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and in Michigan a military man and a pastor are united in their support for Proposal 3 (Prop 3). If enough people vote yes, the state would have to get 25 percent of its electricity from clean energy by 2025. Retired Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn

Photo: Hunter in Sunrise   Courtesy of: NWF

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. - Anyone who thinks hunters vote mainly on the issue of gun rights might want to think again. A new poll of sportsmen finds the vast majority concerned about things like wildlife habitat and clean water. Most who were surveyed for the National Wildlife Federation consider themselves

Julie Lyons Brinker and Dave Fredericks from MIFPL, standing on an Ann Arbor church roof. Photo credit: MIFPL

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Voters in Michigan will be asked in November if they want to require utilities to get 25 percent of electricity from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass by the year 2025. That question, Proposal 3, is picking up support from leaders of several religious faiths aro

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