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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - MI: Women's Issues

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow concealed carry of firearms in public places without a permit. (mconnors/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Today is International Women's Day, and one group of Michigan women is marking the occasion by taking aim at what they believe would be a dangerous change to the state's gun laws. Two bills in the House would make Michigan the seventh state in the nation to allow people to ca

A law that helps support breastfeeding mothers at work is at risk if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. (Wencke g/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. – The number of mothers who breastfeed their babies has been on the rise in Michigan, but there are fears the trend won't continue if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. The ACA contains many women's preventive-care requirements, including insurance coverage of lactation consul

Activists hope to harness the energy of Saturday's marches to work for long-term change. (M. Shand)

LANSING, Mich. – Many Michigan women are still basking in the afterglow of the historic marches that took place on Saturday, but they also say the message is clear: They're only just getting started. Julia Pulver, the director of Women Organize Michigan, says the groups that marched over the

A large crowd is expected Saturday at the Women's March on Lansing. (Phillip Hoffmeister/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. - On the day after Donald Trump takes office, thousands of Michigan women will take to the streets in opposition to the wave of hate crimes, violence and discrimination they say have proliferated since the November election. Clinical psychotherapist Sarah Eisenberg is one of the orga

A new report says Michigan is not investing enough in prenatal cessation and smoking prevention. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. -- Smoking during pregnancy can cause a multitude of negative health outcomes for a child, yet pregnant women in Michigan are lighting up at higher rates now than they were several years ago. There has been an 18 percent increase in the smoking rate among pregnant women since 2008,

Democrats would need to win nine seats to regain power in the Michigan House of Representatives. <br />(Steve and Christine/Wikimedia)

LANSING, Mich. – A women's political advocacy group wants to flip Michigan from red to blue. EMILY's List has announced a Focus 2020 initiative intended to get pro-choice, Democratic Party women elected in the years leading up to the 2021 redistricting. Republicans have had control of Mich

Eight families will be honored on Michigan Reunification Day. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – There's a special celebration today to honor Michigan families that were once torn apart. Michigan Reunification Day recognizes parents who have successfully navigated the challenges that caused them to be separated from their children. Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge T

Supporters of reproductive justice say women should have the right to choose if they want to have children, or not. (Pixabay)

FLINT, Mich. - Faith leaders, policy experts and families will gather Friday, May 20, in Flint to amplify the voices of those who support reproductive freedom. The Interfaith Reproductive Justice Conference will address issues including abortion and birth control, sex education in congregations, a

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