The saying is that “familiarity breeds contempt”, but people who work with vulnerable populations say familiarity can lead to reassurance.
Experts say often nursing home residents prefer working with the same staff members consistently, and a conference Thursday in Mt Pleasant discussed a move to improve staffing consistency. Read more→
State tourism officials are taking a break from their winter work this month to discuss trends in the Michigan travel industry. The annual Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism begins Sunday in Traverse City. Nearly a-thousand travel industry insiders are expected to attend. Read more→
A federal judge says he expects to take two weeks or less to issue his opinion on whether Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, the trial wrapped up today. Read more→
It could soon be illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to children in Michigan. The state Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday meant to keep the smokeless devices out of the hands of minors. Read more→
Dakota Serna served in the Marines during the Iraq War. He says memories of seeing friends and children killed left him suicidal after he came home. Serna says the only thing that has helped him get his life back on track is using marijuana. Read more→
More than 350 inmates sent to Michigan prisons as juveniles are now waiting on a decision from the state Supreme Court. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta explains, the court will decide whether a federal decision applies to their cases. Read more→
The long-term health impacts from operations at the former Michigan Chemical-Velsicol plant in St. Louis are again the focus of a partnership looking into those issues between the Pine River Citizens Task Force and Atlanta’s Emory University… Read more→
Life without parole used to be the automatic sentence for juveniles who were tried as adults and convicted of first degree murder. That was until June of 2012, when the US Supreme Court ruled that automatic life without parole for juveniles was unconstitutional.
But there’s a question here in Michigan that remains – what happens to more than 350 juvenile lifers here who were sent to prison before the decision. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on that question. Read more→