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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - MI: Civil Rights

Many immigrants in Michigan are confused and fearful in the wake of President Trump's order. (Welcoming Michigan)

DETROIT -- With one of the largest populations of Middle Eastern immigrants in the nation, Michigan is feeling the ripple effects of President Trump's recent executive orders. Christine Sauve is the senior program coordinator at the Welcoming Michigan project at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Cente

Some groups contends Michigan communities of color have not enjoyed the same degree of environmental protections provided to other communities. (Connor Coyne/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan agencies are being called out for what some claim are environmental injustices against communities of color. Several groups are asking federal officials for a probe into whether the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Department of Health and

Michigan's Elliot Larson Non-Discrimination Act and the state's hate-crimes law do not include LGBTQ individuals and need to be expanded. (Jim Toy Community Center)

LANSING, Mich. - It's been two weeks since the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., but the tragedy likely will never be forgotten by those in Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Activist Jim Toy, founder of the Spectrum Center, and a member of the National Association of Soci

Opponents argue that transgender bathroom bills are an attempt to control a minority population. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Supporters of LGBT equality say it's time to stop gender identity-based discrimination in Michigan and around the country. North Carolina's new law banning people from using public restrooms that don't correspond to their birth gender is now the subject federal litigation, but has

At the state Capitol, environmental groups will demonstrate what they say is the hazardous state of energy production in Michigan. (Brian Charles Watson/Wikimedia)

LANSING, Mich. – Activists donning hazmat suits and respirators will take to the steps of Michigan's Capitol today to show their outrage over Gov. Rick Snyder's stance on the Clean Power Plan. After initially showing strong support for the regulations to reduce carbon pollution, the governor

PHOTO: Eric Thomas was paralyzed from the neck down in a shooting, but went on to open his own business, EZ Awareness By Design, thanks to assistance from Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan's self-employment services program. Photo courtesy of E. Thomas.

FLINT, Mich. – Earning a living in a rewarding career is part of the American dream, and the goal of an innovative Goodwill Industries program is to ensure the American Dream is accessible to everyone – including those with disabilities. Cheryl Osborn manages the self-employment service

PHOTO: Tari Muniz and her partner Kim hope to finally be able to make their marriage a reality, if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that states have an obligation to perform same-sex marriages. Photo courtesy of T. Muniz.

LANSING, Mich. – Is it the will of voters or a court or law that decides who can marry? The answer many Michiganders have waited years for is almost here, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the issue of marriage equality. Tari Muniz, 57, of Lansing has been with her partner Kim

PHOTO: Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar, shown here with Ingham County Clerk Barbara Byrum on their wedding day, were the first same-sex couple in Michigan history to legally wed. They will celebrate their first anniversary this weekend by continuing to fight for marriage equality in the state. Photo courtesy of B. Byrum.

LANSING, Mich. - It will be a bit of a bittersweet anniversary this weekend for the 300 same-sex couples in Michigan who legally married last year as they continue to fight for full marriage equality in the state. Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar made Michigan history as the first same-sex couple in

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