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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: Mental Health

A spike in stress since last November's election has some mental health professionals concerned. (Whitehouse.gov)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No matter which way you cast your vote, the level of emotion surrounding President Trump's first several weeks in office is undeniable, and that has mental health professionals concerned. With executive orders, contested confirmations and "alternative facts" now part of the dai

Michigan law requires that schools adopt policies to prohibit bullying behaviors and have procedures in place so they can respond. (M. Kukhlman)

LANSING, Mich. - Homework isn't the only thing some Michigan kids dread as they head back to school, as a new nationwide analysis ranks Michigan worst for bullying. According to the online-survey site WalletHub, the state is also third for the percentage of high-school kids bullied on school propert

Those who hurt Michiganders with developmental disabilities could face harsher penalties. (anitapeppers/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – There are new efforts in Michigan to crack down on those who hurt people with special needs. Rep. Frank Liberati, a Democrat, and Sen. Rick Jones, a Republican, have sponsored bills that would increase penalties for assaulting a person with a developmental disability. Jon

Some adults believe children today are experiencing less close personal friendships than they did while growing up. (Pixabay)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Children today may have better technology and entertainment options than their parents did when growing up, but their health may not be as good. According to the results of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health over half of adults polled beli

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

World record holder Ernestine Shepherd will be at MSU to discuss exercise, nutrition and brain health. (AARP Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. – Some say, "The best is yet to be,” when it comes to aging – a mantra that is possible for Michiganders who focus on healthy lifestyle choices. And 79-year-old Ernestine Shepherd is a perfect example. Shepherd is recognized by Guinness World Records as the World'

The new Michigan Veterans Institute aims to improve how the state treats veterans. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – There soon will be a new voice for military veterans in Michigan. State Sen. David Knezek, a Democrat from Dearborn Heights, and Republican State Rep. Tom Barrett of Potterville on Wednesday announced the launch of the Michigan Veterans Institute. It is geared toward improvi

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

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