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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - MI: Community Issues and Volunteering

Seating in outdoor areas is one factor communities consider when planning age-friendly amenities. (Pippalou/morguefile)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids has earned a reputation as one of Michigan's most "hip" cities, but it also wants to be at the forefront of the movement to create places where age isn't a barrier to being active in community life. The city is working to become part of the AARP Network of Age-F

More than 1,000 peace and nonviolence actions will take place globally this week. (Peace Quest Greater Lansing)

LANSING, Mich. – Faith groups, grassroots activists and community organizations from all over Michigan will come together this week to reject violence and work toward creating a culture of peace. Terry Link, co-chair of the Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing, which is co-sponsoring se

AmeriCorps volunteers are working with groups such as CEDAM to serve communities across Michigan. (R. Diskin)

LANSING, Mich. – Across Michigan, more than 1,400 members with the AmeriCorps national service program are dedicating a year of their lives to building stronger communities, and one organization is looking for more to join their ranks. The Community Economic Development Association of Michig

Volunteers wearing red hope to cut some of the red tape for Flint residents to have water pipes replaced. (M. Hornbeck/AARP MI)

FLINT, Mich. – Thousands of Flint homes still need to have their water lines replaced, an effort that will have volunteers fanning out across the city this weekend. Before crews can begin to work on the pipes, homeowners must sign consent forms, and on Saturday, volunteers led by AARP Michiga

Help is available to ease some of the tax-time burden. (Pixabay)

DETROIT -- Tax season can be a stressful time for many, but free help is available across the state to ease some of that burden and make sure Michiganders get the refunds and credits they're entitled to. Every year, hundreds of IRS-certified, trained volunteers across Michigan devote their time to

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

Many immigrants in Michigan are confused and fearful in the wake of President Trump's order. (Welcoming Michigan)

DETROIT -- With one of the largest populations of Middle Eastern immigrants in the nation, Michigan is feeling the ripple effects of President Trump's recent executive orders. Christine Sauve is the senior program coordinator at the Welcoming Michigan project at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Cente

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

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