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PNS Daily Newscast - November 21, 2017 


The Trump administration shows 50 thousand Haitians the door; also on the rundown; graduate students say the GOP Tax Bill is a primary concern; net neutrality in the balance today; plus a look at whether music can be a deterrent to juvenile crime.

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Public News Service - MI: Urban Planning/Transportation

Improvements in fuel efficiency already are paying off at the gas pump. (runron/morguefile)

DETROIT - Michiganders know a thing or two about cars, and a new poll finds a sizable majority of people in the state want their cars to run cleaner and more efficiently. According to the poll, 73 percent of Michigan voters support requiring the auto industry to continue meeting increased fuel-effi

Seating in outdoor areas is one factor communities consider when planning age-friendly amenities. (Pippalou/morguefile)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids has earned a reputation as one of Michigan's most "hip" cities, but it also wants to be at the forefront of the movement to create places where age isn't a barrier to being active in community life. The city is working to become part of the AARP Network of Age-F

A new report connects Michigan road woes and other economic troubles to business tax cuts. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile

LANSING, Mich. - As state legislators move to approve a plan to end the gridlock over road funding, a new report points to business tax cuts as the source of the funding debacle. According to the findings from the Michigan League for Public Policy, the state budget and individual taxpayers suffered

PHOTO: As part of a plan to fund road repairs in Michigan, state lawmakers are considering eliminating the state's Earned Income Tax Credit. Opponents argue the estimated savings from the elimination of the tax are too small to merit serious consideration. Photo credit: Nirbhao/Flickr.

LANSING, Mich. - A lifeline for some low-income families could be cut, as House lawmakers consider eliminating Michigan's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). A vote could come soon on House Bill 4609, which would eliminate the tax credit as part of a road-funding plan. Supporters of the bill claim th

PHOTO: Gov. Rick Snyder's office estimates the poor condition of the state's roads costs Michigan families $500 per year in repairs and lost wages, but local leaders say the cost to business development in the state is even higher. Photo courtesy of www.michigan.gov.

LANSING, Mich. - Anyone who has driven on Michigan's roads likely will complain about their condition, but local leaders say the state's crumbling infrastructure isn't just a burden for drivers - it's a barrier to business. That's why they're urging lawmakers to take action. In Sterling Heights, th

PHOTO: New vehicles in the United States are getting better gas mileage than ever before, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo credit: SDRandCo/morguefile.

DETROIT - Drivers are saving money at the pump, as U.S. fuel economy reaches an all-time high, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA reports model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon. That reflects a half-mile per-gallon improvement over the previous y

GRAPHIC: A new report shines a light on how many people in the state are struggling, with 1.5 million Michiganders either below the poverty line or struggling to make ends meet. Image courtesy of the Michigan Association of United Ways.

LANSING, Mich. - Though they might technically be escaping poverty, a large group of Michiganders is continually struggling to make ends meet, according to a new study of financial hardship in the state called the ALICE project. An acronym, ALICE stands for "Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Emplo

PHOTO: Hundreds of amateur and professional videographers will take to the streets of Detroit on Saturday to document what they feel is most important to the city's future. Photo credit: Steven McGee.

DETROIT – What does one day in Detroit look like? Hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations and inspired citizens will take to Detroit’s streets with video cameras on Saturday to answer the question. Detroit is one of 11 U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to be featured in a na

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