According to the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force human trafficking is the third largest criminal enterprise in the world. This is right behind selling illegal guns and selling drugs. Continue reading
Legislation that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to work with LGBT couples or anyone else based on moral or religious grounds is headed to the floor of the state House. Continue reading
Michigan’s film credits are a step closer to being eliminated by the state Legislature. A House panel approved a bill Wednesday that would end the program on October 1st. Continue reading
Michigan will get rid of county gun boards that review applications for concealed pistol licenses (CPLs). Continue reading
The cold weather isn’t fun for anyone but for Michigan’s small fruit crops it can be especially dangerous.
Human trafficking is prevalent — in large cities — in rural areas.
We often hear “quiet rural towns are a great place to raise kids.” But for some children, rural does not mean safe.
Some health professionals do make house calls for at-risk mothers. This under a program that is getting new federal funding.
People who attack sports referees would face tougher penalties under legislation in the state Senate.
State lawmakers are debating whether someone should face penalties if they fail to act when they know someone else is in danger.
A state House committee could vote tomorrow (Wed.) on bills to shield faith-based adoption agencies from having to serve LGBT couples if the US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage.
Don’t feed the ducks, and don’t try to rescue the ducks. That’s the word from DNR officials.
Officials with the DNR said some waterfowl in the state are having a tough winter, similar to last year.
Cruises across the Great Lakes are slowly becoming a part of the region’s culture, and new offerings are promising travelers a journey not just across the lakes, but also through time.
Michiganders are apparently in favor of more state travel options according to feedback received by a recently developed exploratory effort.
The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, or VIDA, would set a national precedent for controlling boat ballast water that enters the U.S.
The bill was revived when Senator Gary Peters of Michigan added an amendment that would require all ships that enter the Great Lakes through the St. Lawrence Seaway to dump their ballast water prior to entry.
Ballast water is considered to be one of the biggest doorways for aquatic invasive species to enter our waterways.
Seven health departments from around Michigan were selected to receive a planning grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health. This planning grant is a part of the Building Healthy Communities program, which is letting health departments make a three-year plan to combat obesity and other chronic diseases. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder is getting some tough questions about the May ballot proposal to boost road funding at his education and economic summit this week in Detroit.
Michigan has joined the appeal of a federal judge’s decision to restore endangered species protections to the gray wolf.
A state lawmaker says it’s time to subject the governor’s office and the Legislature to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Michigan Historical Commission has added four new historical markers to the more than 1700 green and gold signs found across the state. Continue reading
Attorneys for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse say their challenge before the US Supreme Court to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban focus on the harmful effects on children. Continue reading
Research biologist at the DNR Dave Fielder spent years with the vessel. He said he’ll miss the old ship.
“Well I tend to think about the different people who have served on it, visited on it, over the years. Whole careers have been spent on this vessel. It can get pretty rough out there, it’s kinda notorious for creating seasickness, but it’s kinda like our second home.”
The new research vessel, the R.V Tanner, is expected to be constructed by April of 2016.
Fielder says the new ship is named after Dr. Howard Tanner who’s known as the, “Father of the Modern Pacific Salmon Program” .
A new tracking system in Emmet county will allow residents who may become lost, for example people with Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome or autism a quick way to be found.
Warmer temperatures are just around the corner, as well as spring cleaning season.
Michigan’s first ever certified beer fermentation program is now accepting applications.
The legislation would shift $250 million dollars in money originally earmarked for the state’s School Aid Fund. Another bill in the package would make cuts to several state departments. Continue reading