'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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Public News Service - MI: Consumer

Lansing, MI – A diverse gathering of labor, education, healthcare, faith and environmental advocates will spend the weekend in Lansing working on solutions for some of Michigan's most difficult challenges. The Michigan Policy Summit will address the cost of healthcare, education policy, and th

Lansing, MI – One of life's hardest lessons may be that there is no such thing as a free lunch. AARP Michigan reports a rise in these "meal offerings," as part of pitches for reverse mortgage loans to senior citizens. AARP's Anita Salustro says her organization has filed a complaint with the

Detroit, MI – High gas prices are bringing some "hybrid hijinks" to Michigan, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). There are several hybrid vehicles on the market, but Scott Nathanson of the UCS' Clean Vehicles Program, explains the word "hybrid" doesn't automatically mean eit

Lansing, MI – A consumer protection group is finding fault with the way Michigan has handled "no-fault" auto insurance, saying millions of people may have been overcharged. The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault says the state Insurance Bureau has not been checking to make sure insurance compa

Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan parents say consumer alerts just aren't working to protect kids, and they want the federal government to take stronger action on toy and medicine safety for children. That emerges from results of the National Poll on Children's Health, which were released this week, ju

Lansing, MI – Michigan is leading the country with a statistic envied by no one – the highest rate of home mortgage foreclosures, along with Ohio. And the misery of losing homes is falling most heavily on families of color. While mortgage woes have affected almost all areas and income l

Lansing, MI – Toy shopping may soon be easier for Santa's elves in Michigan. Congress is fast-tracking legislation that sets new toy safety standards. Christopher Spina with the children's group First Focus says toy companies will face more testing requirements in order to identify problems be

Lansing, MI – Could the Grinch be switching from green to blue? Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, known as "The Blues," is trying to get state laws changed so it can make a lot more money from its policy holders and even kick some of them off their current plans. The State Attorney General a

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