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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Public News Service - MI: Environmental Justice

The women of Flint got the ball rolling on the response to the city's poisoned water. (Michigan NOW)

FLINT, Mich. - Whether it was the foul smell and brown color or the resulting rashes and hair loss, many Flint residents were immediately concerned after city switched its water source in April 2014. But it was a study months later that finally opened eyes. Hurley Medical Center Pediatrician Dr.

At the state Capitol, environmental groups will demonstrate what they say is the hazardous state of energy production in Michigan. (Brian Charles Watson/Wikimedia)

LANSING, Mich. – Activists donning hazmat suits and respirators will take to the steps of Michigan's Capitol today to show their outrage over Gov. Rick Snyder's stance on the Clean Power Plan. After initially showing strong support for the regulations to reduce carbon pollution, the governor

PHOTO: While public hearings will not be held in Michigan, residents can still have their say on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions at power plants by submitting a comment online. Photo courtesy of Click / Morguefile.com.

DETROIT - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to hear from Michiganders and others across the nation about its newly-announced Clean Power Plan, which sets state limits on the amount of carbon dioxide that can be produced by power plants. Supporters say the new regulations will save tho

PHOTO: Utility crews have worked around the clock to restore power to the nearly 600,000 Michiganders impacted by last week's ice storms, but much work lies ahead for home and business owners. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand

LANSING, Mich. - The lights are finally back on for many of the nearly 600,000 Michigan homes and businesses whose electric power was knocked out by the pre-Christmas ice storm, but the recovery from days spent in the cold and dark will take time and effort. According to Lori Conarton, communicati

PHOTO: A Child in Belinger Park, located between the River Rouge plant and steel mill. Credit: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures

FLINT, Mich. – Get out the vote efforts are underway across Michigan ahead of next week’s general election. Faith leaders and the Michigan NAACP are mobilizing voters in Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. They want to make sure that low-income and minority voters understand all the issues, inc

LANSING, Mich. - Natural gas production in Michigan and a few other states gets a top-down look in a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. It verifies that while natural gas is part of the nation's energy future, it is one that needs some guidance in order to protect air, water, public h

LANSING, Mich. - Progress is being made in implementing the Great Lakes Compact, but a new report issued Tuesday says most states still need to take "significant steps" to meet the goals of the multi-state water-conservation agreement. No state has been able to accomplish all the goals set forth in

LANSING, Mich. - Conservation organizations say a new settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a major step toward stemming the tide of invasive species making their way into the Great Lakes and other major American waterways. National Wildlife Federation Senior Counsel Neil Kaga

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