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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden picks Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.


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

Supporters of reproductive justice say women should have the right to choose if they want to have children, or not. (Pixabay)

FLINT, Mich. - Faith leaders, policy experts and families will gather Friday, May 20, in Flint to amplify the voices of those who support reproductive freedom. The Interfaith Reproductive Justice Conference will address issues including abortion and birth control, sex education in congregations, a

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

Evaluations linked to test scores, higher health-care costs and pay freezes are among the challenges faced by Michigan teachers. (Michigan Education Association)

LANSING, Mich. - A week when another Detroit teacher sick-out made headlines will come to a close with educators from around Michigan joining forces to build positive energy. A Teaching Empowered Rally will be held Saturday on the steps of the Capitol building. President of the Lansing Schools E

New research says women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than do women living in

LANSING, Mich. - Eating lots of greens has been known to improve health, but a new report indicates living near green vegetation may help some people live longer lives. Dr. Bonnie Joubert, population health branch scientific program director for the National Institute of Environmental Health Scien

Seventy-six Michigan children died as the result of abuse or neglect in 2014. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Dozens of Michigan children die each year due to abuse or neglect, and today people from around the state will gather in Lansing to highlight the importance of prevention. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Michigan Children's Trust Fund is hosting its 8th annual Preve

Employees of Community Financial Credit Union help unload donated copies of the book

LANSING, Mich. - It's never too early to begin learning how to manage your money. That's the message credit unions hope to foster this month, and they're starting with the youngest Michiganders. The book "Bunny Money" by Rosemary Wells is more than just a nicely illustrated children's story, it can

Michigan researchers say racism permeates all aspects of the nation's food system, from farm workers to food preparation and service. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - People don't often think of racism when they think of how food gets from the field to the table, but experts say it's an issue all along the nation's food supply chain. From farm workers to food processors, to restaurant servers, the need to embrace racial equity along with sustai

A local blogger says Michiganders can find designer clothes at deep discounts at second-hand shops. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. - Social media and the Internet make a person's image seem important, but with money tight some Michiganders can't live the lifestyle they want while still paying the bills. Blogger at Mama Gone Thrifting! LaTashia Perry has four kids and one on the way, and explains that it is poss

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