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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - MI: LGBTQIA Issues

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan-based Great Lakes Center for Educational Research and Practice has released a report on how lawmakers can make schools safer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils, and recent high-profile comments from people like Hillary Rodham Clinton are helpi

LANSING, Mich. - Some of Michigan's largest social justice organizations are demanding action from state Attorney General Mike Cox regarding an assistant under fire for criticizing a student leader who is homosexual. National Association of Social Workers-Michigan chapter, Equality Michigan and seve

East Lansing, MI - Hate crimes against people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) increased by 133 percent in Michigan last year, according to the Triangle Foundation, a group that has compiled such reports in the state since 1992. The problem was explored at a

Lansing, MI - Proponents of stiffer penalties for hate crimes have less than two weeks to convince Michigan's state senators to approve them. Legislation passed by the House and sent to the Senate expands the current definition of bias crimes to include sexual orientation, disability, and gender ide

Lansing, MI - Today marks 20 years of annual "World AIDS Day" commemorations. This year, 18,000 people in Michigan are living with HIV, and more than half have been diagnosed with AIDS, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health. The good news is, the estimated number of people who do

Detroit, MI - A group of Michigan families is appealing to Pope Benedict XVI for compassion as the pontiff visits the U.S. this week. They're families with gay and lesbian relatives who feel that statements the Pope has made validate violence towards gay and lesbian people. The Pope has said homose

Lansing, MI – Teachers, students and parents are headed to the State Capitol today to take on the school bully. They're backing "Matt's Safe School Law," which would require schools to have stated policies that harassment based on sexual orientation is not allowed. The bill is named after a st

Detroit, MI – A national conference brings both cash and controversy to Michigan today. "Creating Change" is an event for thousands who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT). They'll be in Detroit through the weekend to talk about everything from civil rights and healthcare, to B

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