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PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 


West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - MI: Civic Engagement

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

Opponents say Michigan lawmakers violated constitutional separation of powers when voting on Thursday to give themselves power to intervene in decisions made by the incoming attorney general. (SAN906/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. – Citizens' groups are slamming the passage of a bill to give state lawmakers a say over legal decisions made by Michigan's next attorney general – and they want Governor Rick Snyder to veto it. The bill's supporters in the Republican-dominated legislature have said they

Groups rallying against big changes during the lame-duck legislative session made their point at a rally in front of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce on Monday. (Sam Inglot/Progress Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. — It may be cold outside, but the temperature is rising in Lansing as protesters say they don't want the Legislature to undercut the will of the voters, made clear during the election a month ago today. Groups including Good Jobs Now, We the People and the Sunrise Movement are

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