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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MI: Gun Violence Prevention

Igor Volsky with the group Guns Down America spoke at a town hall meeting Monday night in Flint. (Sam Inglot/Progress Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. — The public is invited to a town hall meeting about reducing gun violence scheduled tonight in Lansing. It's part of a 20-city nationwide tour hosted by a group called Guns Down America, which stopped in Flint Monday night. State Rep. Kara Hope, D-Holt, will be there to discu

Blueprints for a plastic pistol are set to be released online Wednesday, a move opposed by gun-violence prevention groups. (JustinPickard/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan gun-violence prevention groups have signed onto a letter demanding that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo block online publication - set for this Wednesday - of instructions for how to make a plastic gun using a 3-D printer. For the past five years, the State Departmen

The Michigan Progressive Summit will address the wide variety of attacks on labor, consumers and the environment coming from lawmakers in Lansing and Washington, D.C. (MI Progressive Summit)

FLINT, Mich. – This Saturday, about 700 people are expected to gather at the University of Michigan-Flint for the annual Michigan Progressive Summit. The theme this year is the Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values and Votes. Organizer Denzel McCampbell, the communications director f

Support for stricter gun laws has grown following the latest mass shooting. (davidpwhelan/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. — It's been eight days since 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, and today many Michiganders will rally at the Capitol to demand policy solutions to the problem of gun violence facing the nation. Since the beginning of 2017, dozens of bills that would either expand

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow concealed carry of firearms in public places without a permit. (mconnors/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Today is International Women's Day, and one group of Michigan women is marking the occasion by taking aim at what they believe would be a dangerous change to the state's gun laws. Two bills in the House would make Michigan the seventh state in the nation to allow people to ca

Nationally, 67 federal, state, and local officers were killed on the job during the first half of 2016. (Greg Matthews/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - The recent ambush attack that killed five Dallas, Texas, police officers contributed to a spike in deaths of those across the country who are sworn to serve and protect their communities. A biannual review from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund shows as of July 20, a total

Can concealed-carry laws prevent a mass shooting? Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. - There was a packed house at a hearing Tuesday on a controversial gun bill. Senate Bill 442, introduced by Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, would prohibit open carry in schools, churches, hospitals and sports arenas, but allow concealed carry for licensed holders. A gap in the law curren

Domestic violence occurs regardless of age, race or economic backgrond. Credit: Helga Webber/Flickr Creative Commons.

LANSING, Mich. – It's often a hidden problem, but domestic violence occurs in Michigan homes more often than some may realize. Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is being used to highlight misconceptions about domestic violence. As a social worker with the National Association of So

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