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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - MI: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

About 382,000 Michigan kids eat school breakfast each day. (USDA)

LANSING, Mich. - Schools around Michigan are celebrating the most important meal of the day during National School Breakfast Week. The School Breakfast Program provides low-cost or free breakfast to eligible low-income school-age children, but data from the Food Resource and Action Center shows tha

Despite relying on bottled water instead of tap, some Flint residents are being billed for the city's contaminated water. (Dodgertonskillhause/Morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. - Some Flint residents say they are being forced to pay for poisoned water and they want it to stop. As state and federal leaders investigate and address the water crisis, people are receiving bills for water that has been contaminated with lead. Joseph Morales of Flint says his fami

Advocates are confident that more policies to help older Michiganders will be coming in 2016. (Carlton Browne/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - As they applaud successes this year in supporting older adults, some Michigan policy advocates are looking ahead to 2016's legislative priorities. A recent victory, says Melissa Seifert associate state director for government affairs with AARP Michigan, was the unanimous passage of

Gilda Jacobs with the Michigan League for Public Policy accepts the Hunger-Free Michigan Award.(Sara Martin/MDOT Photography Unit)

LANSING, Mich. - The holidays are a time to focus on those in need, but a Michigan advocate is being honored for her year-round efforts to eliminate hunger and poverty in the state. Gilda Jacobs, president and chief executive of the Michigan League for Public Policy, recently was presented the Hung

Credit unions hope to share and further their good works through a contest now under way. Courtesy: Michigan Credit Union League

LANSING, Mich. - Credit unions have a long history of involvement with community causes, and a contest under way aims to showcase that and make more charitable work possible. "Share The Love" is a nationwide contest, in which credit unions are being asked to create a short video showcasing their g

About 30,000 pounds of venison are collected each year in Michigan to feed hungry families. Credit: Scott Bauer/USDA

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's deer hunting season is expected to be better than last year, which could mean more food for the state's hungry. Michigan Sportsman Against Hunger collects about 30,000 pounds of venison each year that is processed and donated to charities that feed people in need. Prog

Older baby boomers may be more vulnerable to hunger than other age groups, according to a new report. Credit: gleangenie/morguefile.com

DETROIT - As the Baby Boom generation continues its march toward senior status, experts say particular economic and health factors make them more vulnerable to hunger than other age groups. According to the latest Feeding America report, 13 million adults age 50 and older now receive some sort of c

Initiatives at farmers markets across Michigan hope to encourage healthy eating and purchasing habits at an early age. Courtesy of USDA.

DETROIT, Mich. - Summertime in Michigan means produce is peaking, and initiatives at many farmers markets aim to capture the attention and shape the eating habits of the state's youth. Summer camp, cooking classes, and gardening lessons for kids are among the offerings at some Michigan farmers ma

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