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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2018 


Ahead of his meeting with Putin, President Trump tells CBS News the European Union a foe. Also on the Monday rundown: calls in Congress to probe women miscarrying in ICE custody: concerns over a pre-existing conditions lawsuit; and Native Americans find ways to shift negative stereotypes.

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Public News Service - MI: Civic Engagement

In non-presidential election years, typically two-thirds of the people who turn out to vote are age 50 or older. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. — The November election is pivotal for Michigan's future, and a new effort is underway to encourage all Michiganders to make their voices heard. AARP Michigan is kicking off its Be the Difference campaign to engage more voters in the midterm election. Manager of advocacy for A

Opponents of the U.S. Supreme Court travel ban decision call on Congress to step in at a rally in Detroit on Tuesday evening. (Michigan Muslim Community Council)

DETROIT – Hundreds of people jammed Campus Martius Park in Detroit on Tuesday evening, to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban. The president has insisted such actions are necessary to protect our borders and fight terrorism. But Sumaiya Ahm

The Michigan Progressive Summit will address the wide variety of attacks on labor, consumers and the environment coming from lawmakers in Lansing and Washington, D.C. (MI Progressive Summit)

FLINT, Mich. – This Saturday, about 700 people are expected to gather at the University of Michigan-Flint for the annual Michigan Progressive Summit. The theme this year is the Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values and Votes. Organizer Denzel McCampbell, the communications director f

One of the bills promoted by ALEC would require stickers listing gas taxes at the pump, which critics charge is a way to turn voters against tax increases meant to fund infrastructure. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The American Legislative Exchange Council holds its annual Spring Task Force Summit Friday at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. The group of conservative lawmakers and private-sector corporate members is set to discuss a number of bills that ALEC will attempt t

Cities across Michigan will join hundreds around the globe to celebrate World Water Day. (Valerie Jean/People’s Water Board of Detroit)

LANSING, Mich. — Folks from all ends of the state are being called upon to raise their voices for clean water. World Water Day is Thursday, March 22, and a coalition of organizations is rallying in the state capital to show elected leaders that affordable and protected water is a priority in

Support for stricter gun laws has grown following the latest mass shooting. (davidpwhelan/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. — It's been eight days since 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, and today many Michiganders will rally at the Capitol to demand policy solutions to the problem of gun violence facing the nation. Since the beginning of 2017, dozens of bills that would either expand

There are efforts in Congress to prohibit desecration of the American flag. (Jeff Kubina/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – This Fourth of July holiday, many Americans will show their patriotic spirit by flying the Stars and Stripes - and they're being asked to keep flag etiquette in mind. Mark Sutton, public relations officer with the American Legion Department of Michigan, explains that the Ame

Activists hope to harness the energy of Saturday's marches to work for long-term change. (M. Shand)

LANSING, Mich. – Many Michigan women are still basking in the afterglow of the historic marches that took place on Saturday, but they also say the message is clear: They're only just getting started. Julia Pulver, the director of Women Organize Michigan, says the groups that marched over the

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