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PNS Daily Newscast - December 2, 2020 


COVID cases spike in WV jails; Gov. Justice urged to follow guidelines. And the feds investigate an alleged bribery-for-presidential-pardon scheme.


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Trump's allies refuse to stop challenging the election results, despite federal investigators saying no fraud occurred.

Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Lansing, MI - Many Michigan families with children facing mental health challenges are hoping lawmakers consider the long-term costs of cutting mental health services. Those advocates say the short-term budget savings will be far outweighed by the long-term cost. Jane Shank, a family advocate with

Detroit, MI - With the nation's highest unemployment rate and the auto industry struggling, Michigan feels a sense of urgency. Last week, representatives of the Obama administration spent two days in the state listening to residents' concerns. The administration will get more input from Michiganers

Lansing, MI - Equal pay for equal work is not something a Michigan woman can take to the bank. Nationally, on average, women earn only 78 cents for every dollar made by a man, doing the same job. In Michigan, the woman's pay is even lower, at 72 cents, compared to a man's. Today is "Equal Pay Day,"

Lansing, MI - With more and more people losing their jobs in Michigan, the number of people there without health care is becoming an epidemic, according to a new report from em>Families USA. Approximately 2.5 million state residents were uninsured at some point during 2007 and 2008, with two-thirds

Lansing, MI - Half of Michigan's college graduates are leaving the state within a year of finishing school, taking with them their diplomas and talent to other states for jobs. Nearly 53 percent of Michigan-native grads of the University of Michigan left the state in 2008, while at Michigan State U

Lansing, MI - As Michigan prepares to receive at least $15 billion in federal stimulus money, there are calls to use the funds to help unemployed workers and low-income families. The president and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services, Sharon Parks, says the stimulus money could be used to p

West Bloomfield, MI - Women around the globe will celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8. In the United States, they'll be remembering milestones such as the 19th Amendment, which gave the nation's women the right to vote. Renee Beeker, Michigan chapter president for the National

Lansing, MI - Michigan will receive more than $52 million from President Obama's stimulus package to prevent an increase in homelessness during the recession. It's part of the nearly $1.5 billion being allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to help renters as well a

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