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PNS Daily News - June 27, 2017 


The GOP health plan would reportedly leave 22 million uninsured; part of the president’s travel ban unblocked; and the Feds agree to investigate ways to protect an endangered wild cat. Those stories and more coming up.

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Invasive zebra mussels have been in the Great Lakes since the 1980s, crowding out native species and damaging the underwater environment. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

LANSING, Mich. – No matter where you are in Michigan, water isn't far away, and this week’s Michigan Boating Week highlights the importance of protecting the state's freshwater resources from the threat of aquatic hitchhikers. More than 180 invasive species have entered the Great Lakes

The tipped-wage system leaves many restaurant workers living below poverty level. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Restaurant workers have a tip for diners: Many want to see an end to the tipped wage system in Michigan. Under existing law, employers must pay tipped employees at least $3.38 per hour. They're allowed to collect tips on top of that, but if those tips don't bring their hourl

Reformed identity thief Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., spoke Tuesday at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township, Mich. (Frank Abagnale and Associates)

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Frank Abagnale spent his youth conning doctors, lawyers and even a major airline, and later spent 40 years using his experience to help the FBI track down scammers. On Tuesday night, he spoke to a Michigan audience about how to avoid falling victim. Abagnale, now an ambass

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

The fate of healthcare for millions of Michiganders could come down to a vote in Congress on Thursday. (Architect of the Capitol)

LANSING, Mich. – As President Donald Trump makes a last push to Congress to get his healthcare proposal across the finish line in the U.S. House, policy experts in Michigan are raising red flags. More than 650,000 people are enrolled in the state's Healthy Michigan expanded Medicaid plan, with

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

Windstorm damage done to homes, vehicles and property will typically be covered by insurance. (M. Haus)

LANSING, Mich. – The massive windstorm that tore roofs off houses and downed trees across the state also could rip a hole in your budget, which is why experts urge caution with the repair process. More than one million people lost power from what's being called one of the worst weather event

Clean-water advocates say the state needs to develop better policies for companies that want to extract and bottle Michigan water. (cohdra/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders have just a few days left to let state officials know how they feel about the planned expansion of a bottled-water operation that some are calling a betrayal of the state's residents and resources. Swiss bottled water giant Nestle has asked the state for permiss

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