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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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Public News Service - MI: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Poverty and bias are widespread in the transgender community, according to new data. (TransAmerica/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. -- Poverty, discrimination, unemployment and psychological stress - those are just some of the hallmarks of the transgender experience in Michigan, according to a study out this week - the largest study of its kind. The National Center for Transgender Equality surveyed nearly 28,000

A large crowd is expected Saturday at the Women's March on Lansing. (Phillip Hoffmeister/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. - On the day after Donald Trump takes office, thousands of Michigan women will take to the streets in opposition to the wave of hate crimes, violence and discrimination they say have proliferated since the November election. Clinical psychotherapist Sarah Eisenberg is one of the orga

Seventy-six Michigan children died as the result of abuse or neglect in 2014. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Dozens of Michigan children die each year due to abuse or neglect, and today people from around the state will gather in Lansing to highlight the importance of prevention. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Michigan Children's Trust Fund is hosting its 8th annual Preve

Domestic violence occurs regardless of age, race or economic backgrond. Credit: Helga Webber/Flickr Creative Commons.

LANSING, Mich. – It's often a hidden problem, but domestic violence occurs in Michigan homes more often than some may realize. Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is being used to highlight misconceptions about domestic violence. As a social worker with the National Association of So

PHOTO: Right now, Michigan residents who are subject to a Personal Protection Order cannot receive a concealed-weapons permit, but that would change under a bill now sitting on Gov. Rick Snyder's desk. Photo credit: KeterMagick/morguefile.com.

LANSING, Mich. - A bill that gun-rights advocates say will streamline the process of receiving a concealed-weapons permit also contains a measure that other advocates - for domestic violence victims and women's rights - say could put many Michiganders in danger. Senate Bill 789 eliminates county gu

PHOTO: Dozens of Michiganders have rallied online and even braved the cold to show their opposition to legislation that requires women to purchase an insurance rider for an abortion. Photo courtesy of Michigan NOW.

LANSING, Mich. - In the wake of a controversial state measure passed this month that requires women to purchase an additional insurance rider for abortions, even in cases of incest or rape, Michigan women are mobilizing online and in person. Amanda Lick said she was not particularly active in politi

PHOTO: The clock is ticking for Michigan lawmakers to decide whether to take up a controversial measure to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, or to let the voters decide in November 2014. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan could become the ninth state in the nation to prohibit insurance plans from including abortion coverage, even in cases of incest or rape, under a petition initiative before lawmakers. The initiative would require all private and public health insurance plans to offer a sepa

PHOTO: Purple ribbons such as the ones on display at the YWCA of Kalamazoo are one way to show support for the victims of domestic violence.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Every year, domestic violence rips apart the lives of countless Michiganders, which is why the YWCA is one of many organizations working to stop the violence and raise awareness of the victims and survivors this month. So if you're ready to take a stand against domestic vi

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