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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Public News Service - MI: Philanthropy

Volunteers are needed to help refugees adjust to life in Michigan. (Samaritas)

DETROIT – With President Donald Trump's travel ban currently on hold and refugees once again allowed to resettle in Michigan, those who work with them hope people will channel their efforts into helping the refugees adjust. The faith-based, human services organization Samaritas has been help

Students from two Michigan schools collected nearly 16,000 pounds of fabric to be recycled. (Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan kids today will see their Earth Day efforts come to fruition. The Chatfield School in Lapeer and West Shore Elementary School in Fenton undertook a textile recycling challenge - collecting clothing, curtains and other fabrics to be recycled. Today, students from Chatf

Employees of Community Financial Credit Union help unload donated copies of the book

LANSING, Mich. - It's never too early to begin learning how to manage your money. That's the message credit unions hope to foster this month, and they're starting with the youngest Michiganders. The book "Bunny Money" by Rosemary Wells is more than just a nicely illustrated children's story, it can

Children are among those most affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria. (Elsa Alaswad)

LANSING, Mich. – The Syrian conflict is a monumental humanitarian crises with decades of social and human development lost since it began in 2011. A Michigan social worker is spearheading a plan to rebuild the country. Social workers are the backbone of civil society, says Marijo Upshaw of

Credit unions hope to share and further their good works through a contest now under way. Courtesy: Michigan Credit Union League

LANSING, Mich. - Credit unions have a long history of involvement with community causes, and a contest under way aims to showcase that and make more charitable work possible. "Share The Love" is a nationwide contest, in which credit unions are being asked to create a short video showcasing their g

The Kresge Foundation was the second largest donor to Detroit's

DETROIT - A vital player in Detroit's "Grand Bargain," as well as other projects in Michigan, is poised to become the next great social-justice funder, according to the findings of a report released today. The Philamplify initiative assessed the Kresge Foundation, and principal report researcher El

Ken Ross of the Michigan Credit Union League presents a check to Sparrow Children's Center, representing the League's fund-raising efforts for Michigan's four CMN hospitals. Courtesy of John Foren.

LANSING, Mich. – Each year, tens of thousands of premature babies, sick children, and their parents find solace and treatment at Children's Miracle Network hospitals. That care is made possible, in part, by contributions from credit unions in Michigan. Sparrow Children's Center in Lansing is

PHOTO: Mallory Brown, shown here on a recent service trip to Mexico, is now headed to Nepal to work with different agencies on earthquake relief. Photo courtesy of Mallory Brown.

FERNDALE, Mich. – While thousands of people are fleeing Kathmandu in the wake of last month's devastating earthquake, a 28-year-old Michigan woman is today on a plane headed there, determined to lend a hand. Mallory Brown of Ferndale already had plans and a plane ticket to travel to Nepal be

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