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PNS Daily Newscast - November 23, 2020 


The holiday forecast calls for fewer cars on the road for Thanksgiving; dealing with racial impact of cap and trade.


2020Talks - November 23, 2020 


Trump campaign is running out of legal options as more states certify. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - MI: Welfare Reform

A new report shows that rural areas in Michigan have particularly benefited from the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. — The uninsured rate for low-income adults has plunged 22 points in rural areas of Michigan since the state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act - dropping from 38 percent to 16 percent, according to a new report. Researchers at Georgetown University and the Univers

The Michigan Senate last week adjourned for the summer without taking a vote on Medicaid expansion. The AARP is joining a growing list of groups calling for the Senate to put the bill up for a vote before the end of August.

LANSING, Mich. - The AARP of Michigan is joining a long list of groups urging state Senate Republicans to go back to the Capitol and vote on Medicaid expansion. The Senate adjourned for its summer recess last week before voting on a bill that would make nearly a half-million Michigan residents eligi

Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while they sleep.  Things like domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence a person's behavior later in life - even if they don't have any conscious memory of the original stress.

LANSING, Mich. – Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while babies sleep. Things such as domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence people's behavior later in life – even if they don't have any conscious memo

PHOTO: Nationwide survey shows one in five Michigan residents have trouble finding enough to eat.

LANSING, Mich. – Hunger continues to be a problem in Michigan, according to a national report being released this week. The Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC, says the problem could get worse if popular food assistance programs aren't adequately funded. About 20 percent of Michigan

PHOTO: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder By the Office of the Governor.

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to announce whether he intends to expand Medicaid when he delivers his budget priorities to state lawmakers Thursday. Health-care advocates are hoping Snyder will allocate the funds to cover about a half-million uninsured Michiganders. Doug Paterson, di

LANSING, Mich. - More Michigan families are reaching out to community mental health services for help coping with job losses and the related economic fallout. However, the increased demand for services comes at a time when the state is also ramping up its prisoner re-entry program, leaving greater n

Lansing, MI - With Michigan's December unemployment rate stretching into double-digits, the concern now shifts to how well the state's safety nets are holding up. The president and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services, Sharon Parks, says the state's ability to help people has been comprom

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