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Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus. Lingering concerns about CENSUS participation.

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House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - MI: Youth

Mt. Pleasant, MI – Such skills as creating a budget, cooking dinner, and buying a car are the kinds of life lessons that may be lacking for Michigan kids who've grown up in foster care. But this week, they're meeting for a crash course on those topics and more. The goal of the "Michigan Teen

Lansing, MI – Preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are the dual purposes of "Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month" in Michigan, and state lawmakers are looking at ways to help meet that goal. Margy Long, vice president of public advocacy and communications for Plann

Grand Rapids, MI – As many as 20,000 Michigan teens drop out of school each year and, starting next week, a statewide series of public hearings aims to bring that number down. Doug Pratt with the Michigan Education Association says the school employees' union is joining a number of other or

Lansing, MI – Teachers, students and parents are headed to the State Capitol today to take on the school bully. They're backing "Matt's Safe School Law," which would require schools to have stated policies that harassment based on sexual orientation is not allowed. The bill is named after a st

Traverse City, MI – Michigan teens are being encouraged to pick up a new habit over their spring break: reading every day at home. It's part of the "Read Across America" campaign, which runs through the end of the month. There's special focus on teens in light of a study by the National Endowm

Grand Rapids, MI – It's not just book learning that kids need these days; computer training has also become a key part of public education. School students from around Michigan are showcasing ways technology is used in the classroom this week. Projects range from a PowerPoint presentation abou

Southfield, MI – Hundreds of Michigan teens find themselves suddenly on their own each year when they "age out" of the foster care system. To ease a transition that can be difficult, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan has worked with the state to develop a program to teach teens about person

Lansing, MI – Kicked out of school and onto the road to prison? So-called "zero tolerance" policies in Michigan have been on the books for about 10 years, and Marsha Weissman with the Center for Community Alternatives says it's time to reevaluate them. She believes the policies aren't in the

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