National Premature Birth Awareness Month

baby Health advocates say a problem that has been on the decline in recent years, now only affects one out of every nine babies instead of one out of eight . That problem: preterm or “premature” birth. Read more

Medical marijuana bills coming down to the wire in “lame duck”

potIt looks like a decision about whether to ease restrictions on medical marijuana will come down to the final days of the state Legislature’s 2014 session.

The state Senate has been debating for almost a year whether to allow dispensaries and edible forms of medical marijuana in Michigan. Read more

Holocaust historian tells story of Shanghai Jewish refugees

Hochstadt Nov 2014Central Michigan University’s Harold Abel Lecture series last week hosted Professor Steven Hochstadt from Illinois College.

The Holocaust historian is bringing to light the less prominent if not unknown story of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi persecution in Europe to settle in Shanghai, China.
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Redhead duck poaching case is resolved

redhead ducksTwo Kawkawlin men are facing charges for poaching redhead ducks.

Conservation officials said the men have been sentenced with $4,000 each in restitution fines, $625 each in court fines and five days of jail time.

The two admitted to shooting 20 redhead ducks while hunting last month in Arenac county.

The bag limit for redhead ducks is two per hunter.

UP residents can expect energy bills to jump


U.P. residents are likely to see their energy bills increase after Dec. 1. Some could see an increase by as much as 28 percent.

U.P. residents are likely to see their energy bills increase after Dec. 1. Some could see an increase by as much as 28 percent.


As the temperatures drop, energy prices are climbing, and in the U.P., they’re poised to take a big jump next week.

It all stems from a disagreement over supply and demand, or more specifically, who should supply the demand.
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