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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - MI: Public Lands/Wilderness

Cuts to the Great Lakes cleanup fund could negatively impact many Michigan cities, advocates say. (AcryllicArtist/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Conservationists say there's nothing great about the White House plan to slash funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and they're calling on Congress and the president to leave the lakes out of partisan politics. President Trump's 2018 budget proposal would slash a

A multi-state natural-gas pipeline running though Michigan has been approved. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – A $4.3 billion natural-gas pipeline that will run through Michigan has been given the green light, sparking concerns about safety, the environment and the direction of energy policy in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given the ET Rover Pipeline its stam

Michigan residents are urged to help stop the spread of the tree-killing hemlock woolly adelgid, or HWA. (Mich. Dept. of Natural Resources)

LANSING, Mich. – How are your hemlocks? Experts say it's never too early in the year to take a peek at your trees - and this year, it could help stop the spread of a dangerous pest. The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a tiny insect that secretes white wax as it feeds on the sap of hemlock tr

Michigan is working to restore habitats for the Monarch butterfly, along with other troubled pollinators. (cohda/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Federal dollars are flowing into Michigan to help bee and butterfly species struggling to thrive. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded Michigan and Wisconsin $500,000 from the service’s competitive State Wildlife Grants program to restore 850 acres of habitat

Theobromine, a chemical found in chocolate, can kill bears and other animals. (Greg Hume/Wikimedia)

LANSING, Mich. - Some hunters say "death by chocolate" is not fair game when it comes to the state's bear harvest. Several conservation and hunting organizations in Michigan are calling for a ban on the use of solid chocolate in bear baits. Amy Trotter, deputy director with Michigan United Conserv

Groups are calling for a compromise in Congress to keep the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which expired at the end of September. Credit: Ken Bosma/Flickr

LANSING, Mich. – The future of some conservation projects in Michigan hangs in the balance as Congress debates the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The program has been around for 50 years, but expired at the end of September. It helps to protect and preserve public l

About 30,000 pounds of venison are collected each year in Michigan to feed hungry families. Credit: Scott Bauer/USDA

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's deer hunting season is expected to be better than last year, which could mean more food for the state's hungry. Michigan Sportsman Against Hunger collects about 30,000 pounds of venison each year that is processed and donated to charities that feed people in need. Prog

PHOTO: One acre of wetland can absorb as much as one million gallons of water, according to a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation. Many Michiganders are still recovering from the damage caused by five inches of rain which fell in August. Photo credit: M. Shand.

LANSING, Mich. – As many Michiganders are still cleaning up from the devastating effects of last summer's storms while bracing for winter, a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation suggests some of the best resources for preventing major flooding can be found right outside. Colli

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