PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017
Here's a look at the news we're covering: A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails, A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable.
LANSING, Mich. - The AARP of Michigan is joining a long list of groups urging state Senate Republicans to go back to the Capitol and vote on Medicaid expansion. The Senate adjourned for its summer recess last week before voting on a bill that would make nearly a half-million Michigan residents eligi
LANSING, Mich. – Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while babies sleep. Things such as domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence people's behavior later in life – even if they don't have any conscious memo
LANSING, Mich. – Hunger continues to be a problem in Michigan, according to a national report being released this week. The Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC, says the problem could get worse if popular food assistance programs aren't adequately funded. About 20 percent of Michigan
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to announce whether he intends to expand Medicaid when he delivers his budget priorities to state lawmakers Thursday. Health-care advocates are hoping Snyder will allocate the funds to cover about a half-million uninsured Michiganders. Doug Paterson, di
LANSING, Mich. - More Michigan families are reaching out to community mental health services for help coping with job losses and the related economic fallout. However, the increased demand for services comes at a time when the state is also ramping up its prisoner re-entry program, leaving greater n
Lansing, MI - With Michigan's December unemployment rate stretching into double-digits, the concern now shifts to how well the state's safety nets are holding up. The president and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services, Sharon Parks, says the state's ability to help people has been comprom