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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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PHOTO: Leveling the practice field, and the playing field, were some of the goals behind the redesigned SAT. Beginning today Michigan students will have access to free online test preparation. Photo courtesy J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

LANSING, Mich. - Parents may recall the days of "cramming" to memorize obscure vocabulary words or taking expensive courses in preparation for the SAT exam. Now, the test and the preparation process have undergone a major overhaul in an effort to better serve all students. Cyndie Schmeiser, chief

PHOTO: Hundreds of amateur and professional videographers will take to the streets of Detroit on Saturday to document what they feel is most important to the city's future. Photo credit: Steven McGee.

DETROIT – What does one day in Detroit look like? Hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations and inspired citizens will take to Detroit’s streets with video cameras on Saturday to answer the question. Detroit is one of 11 U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to be featured in a na

PHOTO: Studies show that many girls lose interest in technology by the time they reach high school, a trend that Eastern Michigan University and its partners in the 4th annual

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Hundreds of girls from across Michigan will have the chance to try out some hot technology this week in the hopes they see a fit for themselves in a high-tech career. Eastern Michigan University will host the fourth annual "Digital Divas" conference on Friday. Program manager Bi

PHOTO: Grandchildren have the chance to put into words the special relationship they share with their grandparents in AARP Michigan's fifth annual Why I Love My Grandparents essay contest. Photo credit: DTL via morguefile.com

LANSING, Mich. – From special treats to life lessons and everywhere in between, grandparents play an important part in the lives of many children, which is why AARP Michigan is holding its fifth annual Why I Love My Grandparents essay contest. Lisa Whitmore Davis, associate state director fo

PHOTO: The Michigan Credit Union League donated 3,300 copies of books aimed at helping youngsters and their parents better understand money. Families will receive them at special events this week. Photo courtesy of: Michigan Credit Union League.

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan credit unions want to make sure that kids are learning the value of money, along with reading, writing, and arithmetic. That's why they've teamed up with libraries across the state this week to hold special "story times" for families, with a focus on money. Beth Troost is

PHOTO: Michigan has a long way to go to provide opportunities for children of all races to succeed, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo courtesy US Dept. of Education.

LANSING, Mich. - If Michigan can truly be a place where all kids have the chance to succeed, the state has a long way to go, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The study compares how children of different races and ethnic backgrounds are doing on such key indicators as ear

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

LANSING, Mich. - While it's good to come home to family and friends after military deployment, getting back into the swing of daily life can be difficult for armed services members, and social workers in Michigan are helping to ease the transition for many veterans. According to 1st Lt. Stephanie

PHOTO: A campaign aimed at educating Michiganders about Islam has taken to local highways, newspapers, and radio. Photo credit: M. Shand.

NOVI, Mich. - Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to "Gain Peace," discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. It's all part of an Islamic outreach group's attempt to change the conversation about the religion. Dr. Sabeel Ahmed is th

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