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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. 

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Public News Service - MI: Gun Violence Prevention

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

Nationally, 67 federal, state, and local officers were killed on the job during the first half of 2016. (Greg Matthews/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - The recent ambush attack that killed five Dallas, Texas, police officers contributed to a spike in deaths of those across the country who are sworn to serve and protect their communities. A biannual review from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund shows as of July 20, a total

Can concealed-carry laws prevent a mass shooting? Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. - There was a packed house at a hearing Tuesday on a controversial gun bill. Senate Bill 442, introduced by Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, would prohibit open carry in schools, churches, hospitals and sports arenas, but allow concealed carry for licensed holders. A gap in the law curren

Domestic violence occurs regardless of age, race or economic backgrond. Credit: Helga Webber/Flickr Creative Commons.

LANSING, Mich. – It's often a hidden problem, but domestic violence occurs in Michigan homes more often than some may realize. Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is being used to highlight misconceptions about domestic violence. As a social worker with the National Association of So

PHOTO: Right now, Michigan residents who are subject to a Personal Protection Order cannot receive a concealed-weapons permit, but that would change under a bill now sitting on Gov. Rick Snyder's desk. Photo credit: KeterMagick/morguefile.com.

LANSING, Mich. - A bill that gun-rights advocates say will streamline the process of receiving a concealed-weapons permit also contains a measure that other advocates - for domestic violence victims and women's rights - say could put many Michiganders in danger. Senate Bill 789 eliminates county gu

PHOTO: More than 14,000 Michiganders have written to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, asking him to take steps to promote responsible gun ownership in Michigan. Photo credit: Kristen Moore, Everytown for Gun Safety.

LANSING, Mich. - When Governor Rick Snyder opens his mail on the eve of the Fourth of July holiday, he'll find 14,000 messages from Michiganders calling on him to make responsible decisions to help reduce gun violence in the state. Kristen Moore, the Ann Arbor ambassador for Everytown for Gun Safet

PHOTO: Ann Arbor is the latest Michigan city to join the

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Some Michigan moms say they've had enough of lockdown drills and headlines about campus shootings, so they're taking action as a group in hopes of being part of the solution to America's gun-violence problem. At this point, said Kristen Moore, Ann Arbor Ambassador for the Michiga

PHOTO: Facebook will now allow users to flag posts they suspect violate its new policy regarding the sale of guns, alcohol, drugs or adult products. Image courtesy of Moms Demand Action.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The social media gun show has new rules, and one group of Michigan moms is pleased with the changes. Facebook is cracking down on the sale of guns, blocking minors from seeing those posts and deleting those that don't require a background check or cross state lines. Li

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