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PNS Daily News - May 22, 2017 


Today’s news highlights several issues: a new era in U.S. – Arab relations? The Catholic church commits to major fossil fuel divestment before G-7 meetings. And some farmers are accused of using immigration threats to discourage legal claims.

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Public News Service - MI: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Many low-income Michigan children are not getting summer meals that are available. (charmaineswart/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. -- Nearly a half million Michigan children are missing out on summer meals, according to new data from the Food Research and Action Center. The report, "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation," examined participation in the summer meal programs in July 2015 and found a slight increase in pa

Foods high in Vitamin C can help mitigate lead absorption. (Pixabay)

FLINT, Mich. - Many Flint residents are sticking to bottled water or only drinking filtered water to avoid lead that leached into the city's water system. But federal health leaders say the foods they choose to eat also can make a difference. Dr. Katie Wilson, deputy undersecretary for the U.S. Dep

New research says women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than do women living in

LANSING, Mich. - Eating lots of greens has been known to improve health, but a new report indicates living near green vegetation may help some people live longer lives. Dr. Bonnie Joubert, population health branch scientific program director for the National Institute of Environmental Health Scien

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

About 382,000 Michigan kids eat school breakfast each day. (USDA)

LANSING, Mich. - Schools around Michigan are celebrating the most important meal of the day during National School Breakfast Week. The School Breakfast Program provides low-cost or free breakfast to eligible low-income school-age children, but data from the Food Resource and Action Center shows tha

Despite relying on bottled water instead of tap, some Flint residents are being billed for the city's contaminated water. (Dodgertonskillhause/Morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. - Some Flint residents say they are being forced to pay for poisoned water and they want it to stop. As state and federal leaders investigate and address the water crisis, people are receiving bills for water that has been contaminated with lead. Joseph Morales of Flint says his fami

Advocates are confident that more policies to help older Michiganders will be coming in 2016. (Carlton Browne/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - As they applaud successes this year in supporting older adults, some Michigan policy advocates are looking ahead to 2016's legislative priorities. A recent victory, says Melissa Seifert associate state director for government affairs with AARP Michigan, was the unanimous passage of

Gilda Jacobs with the Michigan League for Public Policy accepts the Hunger-Free Michigan Award.(Sara Martin/MDOT Photography Unit)

LANSING, Mich. - The holidays are a time to focus on those in need, but a Michigan advocate is being honored for her year-round efforts to eliminate hunger and poverty in the state. Gilda Jacobs, president and chief executive of the Michigan League for Public Policy, recently was presented the Hung

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