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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - MI: Women's

Policy analysts say paid parental-leave policies would benefit new moms and their infants. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. - Like many states, Michigan struggles with dismal infant and maternal mortality rates. However, a new report provides a blueprint for ways to help turn the tide. The "Right Start 2020" report released by the Michigan League for Public Policy notes that despite improvements in outco

Age-friendly communities are considerate of residents from all walks of life and of any age. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – A growing movement in Michigan and around the world is working to ensure communities are able to serve the needs of people of all ages. Eight cities and towns in the state are members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. They have committed to creating

Lake Van Etten is one of many bodies of water in Michigan plagued by PFAS foam. (MI DHHS)

LANSING, Mich. – That white, sticky foam that's fouled quite a few Michigan shorelines is more dangerous than previously believed, and state environmental officials are warning people not to touch it. Prior warnings about toxic PFAS foam advised against swallowing it, but new data shows high

Hundreds of Women's Marches are set to take place worldwide on Sat., Jan, 19. (Brian A. Jackson/iStockphoto)

DETROIT – Women's marches will take place in ten Michigan cities tomorrow. The third annual event began as a protest against administration policies on the day after President Donald Trump took office two years ago. The events in Adrian, Ann Arbor, Benton Harbor, Detroit, Douglas, East Lansi

State lawmakers in Michigan are stepping up their legislative response to the Nassar scandal. (Phillip Hoffmeister/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. – The case of disgraced former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar has prompted state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to look at funding, policy and structural changes to address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The Progressive Women's Caucus thi

New research says men and women with the most college experience see lower rates of sexual assault than those who don't attend college. (kconnors/morguefile)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan State University and other colleges have been in the spotlight with high profile cases of sexual assault. A new report doesn't dispute the big problems on campus, but it makes the point that women who don't attend college are at even greater risk. The six year stud

The fallout of the Nassar sexual-abuse scandal goes far beyond Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics. (lovelac/wikimediacommons)

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Disgraced Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison this week for sexually assaulting dozens of athletes in his care. One psychologist says the case speaks to a much bigger cultural crisis. Many of the 156 women who came for

The tipped-wage system leaves many restaurant workers living below poverty level. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Restaurant workers have a tip for diners: Many want to see an end to the tipped wage system in Michigan. Under existing law, employers must pay tipped employees at least $3.38 per hour. They're allowed to collect tips on top of that, but if those tips don't bring their hourl

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