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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2021 


A diverse group of supporters is speaking up for Tracy Stone-Manning to be director of the Bureau of Land Management; GOP sinks key voting rights measure.


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Senate Republicans block a sweeping voting-rights bill; pandemic continues to take a toll on mental health; White House says U.S. will miss its July 4 target for 70% adult vaccination; Supreme Court rules against NCAA.

Public News Service - MI: Criminal Justice

61% of SNAP recipients live in families with children. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

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LANSING, Mich. - Some Michiganders convicted of drug offenses are facing lifelong punishments under the law that are not directly related to their crime. The state permanently bans those with felony convictions from two or more separate drug-related crimes from food assistance available under the

The cities of Somerville, Mass., and San Francisco recently have forbidden local law enforcement from using facial-recognition surveillance.(Metamorworks/AdobeStock)

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LANSING, Mich. – Privacy advocates spoke out Wednesday at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security against the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement. It comes after revelations that both the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcemen

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LANSING, Mich. - People fanned out across the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest two bills that would prevent Michigan cities and counties from passing ordinances that limit cooperation with federal immigration agents. House Bills 4083 and 4090 would ban so-called "sanctuary city" policies that in

Michigan is one of only four states that automatically prosecutes all 17-year-olds as adults.<br />(Wokandapix/Pixabay)

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LANSING, Mich. – With time short in the lame-duck legislative session, some policy groups and youth advocates are hopeful lawmakers will pass Raise the Age legislation. Michigan is one of only four states that automatically prosecutes all 17-year-olds as adults. Companion bills that would ch

Michigan is one of only five states that require 17-year-olds be tried as adults. (Pixabay)

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LANSING, Mich. - Seventeen-year-olds in Michigan can't vote, can't serve in the military or buy a pack of cigarettes. Yet under current law they can be treated as a criminal. Proposed legislation at the statehouse would raise the age of juvenile-court jurisdiction to 18, which would align Michigan w

New research says men and women with the most college experience see lower rates of sexual assault than those who don't attend college. (kconnors/morguefile)

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan State University and other colleges have been in the spotlight with high profile cases of sexual assault. A new report doesn't dispute the big problems on campus, but it makes the point that women who don't attend college are at even greater risk. The six year stud

While the city's downtown is again thriving, the summer of 1967 forever marked Detroit. (mikerussell/wikimedia commons)

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DETROIT – This weekend marks 50 years since a police raid on an unlicensed Detroit club led to a massive weeklong uprising, and while the memories are painful, one expert believes a look back is a look forward. Abayomi Azikiwe with the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights says many of the und

Michigan lawmakers return to work the second week of January. (MittenStatePhototog/Flickr)

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LANSING, Mich. – At a time when political friction is high, Michigan state leaders are being applauded for coming together to help children and families. The lame duck legislative session just wrapped up with passage of several measures, including a supplemental budget bill (SB 800) that wil

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