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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2021 


A new study finds big gains in living-wage jobs under Biden Infrastructure Plan; U.S. House passes major protections for LGBTQ Americans.


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A $15 minimum wage is out for now; Capitol Police on past and current threats; House passes major milestone for equality; and voting rights targeted across the nation.

Public News Service - MI: Native American

Enbridge's proposed tunnel would replace the existing dual Line 5 pipelines crossing the Straits of Mackinac. (AdobeStock).

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LANSING, Mich. -- A dozen organizations are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject plans to construct an oil-pipeline tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. An online hearing was held Monday on Enbridge's permit application for the tunnel, which would replace the existing Line 5 pipeli

The pipeline under the Mackinac Straits transports up to 23 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas liquids each day. (JasonGillman/morguefile)

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LANSING, Mich. – A coalition working to protect the Great Lakes says Gov. Rick Snyder has again sidestepped leadership on a major water issue by refusing to shut down the oil pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits. Last month, the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board, which Snyder created,

Michigan's Upper Peninsula has abundant mineral resources. More than a century of mining has created serious environmental contamination. Photo, courtesy NASA

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LANSING, Mich. – Michigan's Upper Peninsula has a storied history of mining. From iron ore to gold, the mining legacy has left both positive and negative impacts on the region. But a new report says pollution caused by hard rock mining has disproportionately harmed Native American tribes.

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LANSING, Mich. - The Violence Against Women Act has been renewed twice with bipartisan support since originally passed in 1994, but this year's reauthorization has become the object of an election year political battle. The Senate has approved a version of the bill that includes immigrants, Native A

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