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PNS Daily News - April 25, 2017 


Today’s rundown includes a variety of topics including: the White House might consider a border wall compromise to avoid a government shutdown: Pennsylvania lawmakers consider denying the public access to police cam video; and a look at the important role DNA plays in our lives.

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Public News Service - MI: Toxics

Michigan has set aside about $27 million for pipe replacement in Flint. (Pixababy)

FLINT, Mich. -- Volunteers with AARP Michigan are going the extra mile to help Flint residents impacted by the city's water crisis. As work continues to replace lead service lines between streets and homes, dozens of volunteers are going door-to-door, getting consent forms signed to help expedite th

The Kalamazoo River settlement requires that Enbridge strengthen supports for other pipelines in the Great Lakes. (Terry Johnston/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – The settlement reached in the Kalamazoo River oil spill is intensifying calls from citizen and environmental groups to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A $177 million federal oil spill settlement with Enbridge Energy Partners was announced Wednesday for the 2010

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a civil lawsuit in the Flint Water Crisis. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. – Hiring private companies for government work is not a panacea, according to some groups in reaction to the latest lawsuit filed in the Flint water crisis. The civil suit announced Wednesday by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleges two firms hired to help mitigate t

Lake trout have potentially high levels of chemicals, including mercury. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Eating fish is the biggest source of mercury contamination for people, and as Michiganders gear up for the Free Fishing Weekend, there are calls for better protections. More than 50 Michigan scientists sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette requesting he drop his fight aga

Flint-area credit unions are helping reward residents who have been complying with state water-testing requirements. (Kemecki/morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. - The safety of the water supply in Flint is still very much an issue, and local credit unions want to make sure the people of Flint and their plight are not forgotten. In addition to bottled-water drives, several credit unions in the Flint area recently donated $50,000 worth of gift c

There are Flint residents who struggle to access bottled water, with some lacking transportation to distribution centers. (taliesin/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. - The water crisis in Flint is not going away just yet, as new data indicates the water still is unsafe to drink. Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech researcher who first brought Flint's water problem to light, released testing results on Tuesday that show all homes in the city should be

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards require coal plants to reduce mercury pollution. (Pixabay)<br />

LANSING, Mich. - An environmental group and other concerned Michiganders are asking state Attorney General Bill Schuette to halt attempts to block regulations to reduce a known neurotoxin. Despite the Supreme Court's recent denial of requests by Michigan and other states to stay the Mercury and Air

The Flint community faces lifelong repercussions from the water crisis. (Pixabay)

FLINT, Mich. - The Michigan women who fought to expose the toxic lead in Flint's water say their efforts to protect the community are just getting started. In response to the crisis, state and federal investigations are under way, and millions of dollars to assist residents is expected from Michi

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