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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2019 


President Trump draws a red line with Venezuela’s military authorities. Also on the Tuesday rundown: A judge in the U.S. is sued for calling ICE to detain a bridegroom. Plus, a look at how raising the federal minimum wage could help workers of color.

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Public News Service - MI: Consumer Issues

Bullkill Marsh is about 200 yards from the proposed potash facility near Hersey in Evart Township, Osceola County. (Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation)

Updated 5:35 pm EST to include response from Michigan Potash Company CEO Ted Pagano. HERSEY, Mich. – The fight continues over a potash-mining facility that broke ground in the fall near the Osceola County town of Hersey. Recently, Michigan Potash Co. sent letters to several landowners, unil

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has settled multiple lawsuits with payday lenders for minimal fines since President Donald Trump's appointee took the reins last summer. (Krosseel/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – The federal government is proposing to change rules that protect consumers from those short term payday loan companies often referred to as predatory lenders. The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection had already put the Obama-era Payday Lending Rule on hold, but on Wednes

Detroit was recently ranked ninth nationally for high numbers of water shutoffs. (Bryan Debus/Flickr)

DETROIT – New research is intensifying calls to stop water shutoffs in Detroit, and for the city to adopt a sensible water affordability plan. A 100-page report released by faith leaders and academics suggests the aging water and sewer infrastructure, increasing bills, shutoffs and service i

Starting in 2020, 650,000 Healthy Michigan beneficiaries will be subject to new work requirements. (click/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Policy groups are hopeful state lawmakers will learn from Arkansas' mistakes as work requirements for the Healthy Michigan Plan are implemented. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that nearly 17,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in Arkansas already h

IRS-trained volunteers will be available to help with tax questions at community fairs across the state in January and February.  (CEDAM)

LANSING, Mich. – Find out how to save thousands of dollars on your taxes – and get financial advice at Show Me the Money Day – a series of free community empowerment fairs to be held across the state in January and February. There will be 38 events – the first one is Jan. 2

A rally against allowing more radioactive waste into the Wayne Disposal Facility is set for 10:40 a.m. Monday. (Coalition to Oppose US Ecology Expansion)

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan House of Representatives is expected to take up a proposal this week that critics say would make the state a magnet for radioactive waste from fracking around the country. The state Senate has already passed SB 1195, which would allow specialized Type I landfill

Common holiday scams include compromised gift cards, fake websites and package theft. (guvo59/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Just like the Grinch, identity thieves and other scammers are ready and waiting to squash the joy of the holiday season. However, Michiganders can reduce the chances of becoming a scam victim. With shoppers distracted by their to-do lists and opening their wallets frequent

Protesters in Detroit have been pressing the Michigan Legislature to pass a water affordability plan that links rates to household income. (Valerie Jean)

LANSING, Mich. – The water shutoffs that have plagued Detroit are widespread across the country, according to a new report from Food and Water Watch. The group surveyed water companies and found that in 2016, some 15 million Americans had their water service shut off for nonpayment. In Detro

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