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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: Criminal Justice

While the city's downtown is again thriving, the summer of 1967 forever marked Detroit. (mikerussell/wikimedia commons)

DETROIT – This weekend marks 50 years since a police raid on an unlicensed Detroit club led to a massive weeklong uprising, and while the memories are painful, one expert believes a look back is a look forward. Abayomi Azikiwe with the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights says many of the und

Michigan lawmakers return to work the second week of January. (MittenStatePhototog/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – At a time when political friction is high, Michigan state leaders are being applauded for coming together to help children and families. The lame duck legislative session just wrapped up with passage of several measures, including a supplemental budget bill (SB 800) that wil

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

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

About 55 percent of children in the juvenile justice system had at one time also been involved in the child welfare system. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Proposed federal legislation could help create a better path forward for some of Michigan's most vulnerable children. It's called the CONNECT act, which stands for Childhood Outcomes Need New Efficient Community Teams. It's co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan a

The parent-child bond is difficult to maintain when a parent is incarcerated, which is the case for about 230,000 Michigan children. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan has the fifth highest number of children growing up with a parent in prison, which a new report finds has a devastating impact on families and communities. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation findings, one in 10 Michigan children is affected by parental incar

Seventy-six Michigan children died as the result of abuse or neglect in 2014. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Dozens of Michigan children die each year due to abuse or neglect, and today people from around the state will gather in Lansing to highlight the importance of prevention. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Michigan Children's Trust Fund is hosting its 8th annual Preve

No matter the offense, 17-year-olds in Michigan are automatically tried as adults. (VIctor/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - Efforts to change the experiences of young people in the juvenile-justice system are picking up steam in Michigan. Lawmakers recently held a hearing on the "Youth in Prison" package, which includes bills to change the way youth offenders are treated. Carmen Daugherty, policy direct

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