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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - MI: Community Issues and Volunteering

In non-presidential election years, typically two-thirds of the people who turn out to vote are age 50 or older. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. — The November election is pivotal for Michigan's future, and a new effort is underway to encourage all Michiganders to make their voices heard. AARP Michigan is kicking off its Be the Difference campaign to engage more voters in the midterm election. Manager of advocacy for A

Outside of metro Detroit, a new study finds many Michiganders don't know any Muslims or much about their everyday lives. (cohdra/morguefile)

DEARBORN, Mich. -- They are doctors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs, but they're also the victims of hate crimes, discrimination, and profiling. That's why a first-of-its-kind study of Michigan's Muslims looks to correct misconceptions about the community. The Muslims for American Progress repo

Seating in outdoor areas is one factor communities consider when planning age-friendly amenities. (Pippalou/morguefile)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids has earned a reputation as one of Michigan's most "hip" cities, but it also wants to be at the forefront of the movement to create places where age isn't a barrier to being active in community life. The city is working to become part of the AARP Network of Age-F

More than 1,000 peace and nonviolence actions will take place globally this week. (Peace Quest Greater Lansing)

LANSING, Mich. – Faith groups, grassroots activists and community organizations from all over Michigan will come together this week to reject violence and work toward creating a culture of peace. Terry Link, co-chair of the Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing, which is co-sponsoring se

AmeriCorps volunteers are working with groups such as CEDAM to serve communities across Michigan. (R. Diskin)

LANSING, Mich. – Across Michigan, more than 1,400 members with the AmeriCorps national service program are dedicating a year of their lives to building stronger communities, and one organization is looking for more to join their ranks. The Community Economic Development Association of Michig

Volunteers wearing red hope to cut some of the red tape for Flint residents to have water pipes replaced. (M. Hornbeck/AARP MI)

FLINT, Mich. – Thousands of Flint homes still need to have their water lines replaced, an effort that will have volunteers fanning out across the city this weekend. Before crews can begin to work on the pipes, homeowners must sign consent forms, and on Saturday, volunteers led by AARP Michiga

Help is available to ease some of the tax-time burden. (Pixabay)

DETROIT -- Tax season can be a stressful time for many, but free help is available across the state to ease some of that burden and make sure Michiganders get the refunds and credits they're entitled to. Every year, hundreds of IRS-certified, trained volunteers across Michigan devote their time to

Volunteers are needed to help refugees adjust to life in Michigan. (Samaritas)

DETROIT – With President Donald Trump's travel ban currently on hold and refugees once again allowed to resettle in Michigan, those who work with them hope people will channel their efforts into helping the refugees adjust. The faith-based, human services organization Samaritas has been help

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