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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - MI: Family/Father Issues

Lansing, MI – The report card is in on how to address Michigan's 15 percent high-school dropout rate. The Michigan Education Association and several other groups have been hosting hearings around the state to learn why some 21,000 students each year fail to earn a diploma, and to get suggesti

Lansing, MI – Michigan residents who have battled childhood mental health issues are sharing their stories at a conference this week, for mental health practitioners, state officials and corrections personnel. Jessica West is one of them. She's just about ready to graduate with a degree in so

Grand Rapids, MI - Children's advocates are applauding the settlement of a lawsuit against Michigan's foster care system. The settlement calls for a quarter-billion dollar package of reforms designed to improve the health and safety of almost 20,000 Michigan children who are in foster care. Laura

Kalamazoo, MI – Michigan voters are being advised to take a couple of steps to make themselves "challenge-proof." League of Women Voters of Michigan president Jessica Reiser says rumors are flying. One is that people on mortgage foreclosure lists will have their right to vote challenged; anoth

Lansing, MI – Wanted: Loving parents for parentless Michigan children now in foster care--and there are thousands of them. Vickie Thompson-Sandy, spokesman for Lutheran Adoption Service of Michigan, describes the scale of the need. "Today there are approximately 6,200 children in the foster

Milford, MI – Michigan's family courts are touted as a streamlined way to deal with divorce cases, especially child custody cases. But the streamlining may not be in the best interest of children, according to initial research of family court cases, and another project that looked at cases inv

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