PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 

Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - MI: Civic Engagement

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

Amnesty International, Oxfam, Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children are among the humanitarian organizations working around the world. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Aid workers in Michigan and around the globe work on many levels to end the suffering of those in need. Today's observance of World Humanitarian Day is a time to honor their commitment. According to the United Nations, which established the annual observance in 2003, about 130 mill

They might not make it to the White House, but experts say third party and independent presidential candidates can shape election outcomes in the short term. (Diago Cambiaso/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are dominating the presidential campaign, but in many states, other names also will be on the November ballot. Former GOP congressional aide Evan McMullin announced his candidacy last week. He joins third party and indepen

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

As Donald Trumps comes to speak at the Renaissance Center, controversy over his recent comments comes with him.  (AcrylicArtist/

DETROIT -- The Donald Trump campaign is working to shift attention away from the controversy over his dispute with the parents of a fallen Muslim Army officer, but many Michiganders aren't ready to leave the issue behind. Trump is scheduled to give a major economic speech in Detroit Monday which m

An event in Detroit tonight focuses on building equality, opportunity and prosperity in Michigan communities.  (Night Out for Safety and Liberation)

LANSING, Mich. - Communities in Michigan and other states will celebrate National Night Out tonight to promote safety through police-community partnerships. But others are approaching the issue through a different lens. Faith, social justice, business, and other community organizations will gather i

Michigan has 67 Bernie Sanders delegates, 63 Hillary Clinton delegates and 17 superdelegates. <br />(Michigan Democratic Party)

LANSING, Mich. - The opening of the Democratic National Convention on Monday was a bit marred by controversy, but some of Michigan's top Democrats believe a united front will emerge. The Democratic National Committee chair will be stepping down after the convention, essentially taking the heat after

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