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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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The cities of Somerville, Mass., and San Francisco recently have forbidden local law enforcement from using facial-recognition surveillance.(Metamorworks/AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. – Privacy advocates spoke out Wednesday at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security against the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement. It comes after revelations that both the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcemen

A U.S. Supreme Court decision will allow Michigan's gerrymandered districts to stay in place for 2020, but an independent citizens' commission will be redrawing them for 2022. (Voters Not Politicians)

LANSING, Mich. – Despite a blow from the U.S. Supreme Court, anti-gerrymandering groups are pressing on to implement the Michigan voter initiative that gives redistricting power to an independent citizens' commission. The high court ruled late last week that federal judges can't interfere wi

Igor Volsky with the group Guns Down America spoke at a town hall meeting Monday night in Flint. (Sam Inglot/Progress Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. — The public is invited to a town hall meeting about reducing gun violence scheduled tonight in Lansing. It's part of a 20-city nationwide tour hosted by a group called Guns Down America, which stopped in Flint Monday night. State Rep. Kara Hope, D-Holt, will be there to discu

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LANSING, Mich. - People fanned out across the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest two bills that would prevent Michigan cities and counties from passing ordinances that limit cooperation with federal immigration agents. House Bills 4083 and 4090 would ban so-called "sanctuary city" policies that in

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LANSING, Mich. — A package of bills designed to improve government transparency went before the state House Government Operations committee on Tuesday. Michigan has the worst record on government transparency in the country, according to a 2015 report from the Center for Public Integrity. Th

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

Federal workers held a rally last Thursday against the shutdown and say they expect an even bigger turnout Friday. (T.J. Hitt)

DETROIT – Federal employees fed up with the government shutdown are planning to brave the cold and rally in front of the Federal Building in Detroit on Friday. About 2,000 Michiganders work for federal agencies, and a little more than half are working without pay, while the rest are locked o

A new executive order requires Michigan state employees to use official rather than personal email addresses, so the communications can be preserved for public record. (Almonroth/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. – Progressive clean-government groups are applauding new Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for taking action on ethics reform right out of the gate. Whitmer issued two executive orders on Thursday. They require state employees to use official email addresses while at work, and to

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