People making the minimum wage in Michigan get a raise Monday. The wage increases from $7.40 an hour to $8.15 an hour.
United States congressman Dan Kildee is speaking out against a Canadian plan to store millions of tons of radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron.
A group of institutions that oversee Michigan charter schools has come up with a system it says will lead to better oversight.
The city of Mount Pleasant is looking ahead after approving changes to the city’s fireworks policy this week. The move was prompted by complaints this summer from city residents. Read more
Summer is just starting to wind down and as it gets cooler you might start thinking more about heating bills.
Michigan Community Action has received nine million dollars in state and federal funding to help low income families with their energy bills.
Kate White is the executive director of Michigan Community Action, “We’re hearing predictions that it’s going to be another cold and difficult winter and the key thing is to remember you are so much better off if you try to ask for help before you fall behind on your energy bills.”
White says people should start thinking about their heating now, before the snow starts to fly.
“We know that many families really want to get back to work,” White said. “They want to have enough money to take care of their children and to keep a nice home as so we’re here to help with that.”
Anyone who needs energy assistance or would like to know more about the program can contact their local Community Action agency.
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The top Democrat in the state Senate is launching a new nonprofit group to help women gain access to health care.
The state’s top health official is stepping down to focus on his personal health. Michigan Department of Community Health Director Jim Haveman says he suffered a mild stroke in May.
Michigan communities are taking inventory of their sewage systems and water infrastructure, to prepare for and potentially prevent future problems.
With costs for education on the rise, a new bill has been introduced in the state legislature that aims to make school supplies more affordable. Read more
DNR officials are kicking off elk season by asking for the public’s help to track down a poacher.
The case happened last December in Montmorency County.
Debbie Munson Badini is a spokesperson for the DNR.
She said the head and antlers of an elk were taken as a trophy, but the rest of the animal was left behind. Read more