Michigan’s juvenile justice system will be getting an overhaul in an effort to improve outcomes for youths.
Michigan was one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to examine ways to improve the juvenile justice system.
People who interact with children and young adults with special needs are being invited to a special conference on the campus of Central Michigan University this weekend.
The focus of the conference will be improving communication skills between parents and professionals to help young people with special needs, said Sarah Cassavaugh. She’s with the Michigan Alliance for Families, which is sponsoring the event. Read more
Northern Michigan agriculture is receiving a boost through new grant money, as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.
The USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will provide nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state. Read more
Listen up! The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is conducting a listening tour throughout the state and they want to hear from you.
The next stop , and the only northern Michigan meeting remaining, is October 14 in Traverse City. Read more
Bullying is something we’ve all experienced or seen in one form or another. The documentary, Bully, aired Monday on PBS. The program showcases the ugly truths of modern day bullying.
The 2011 documentary film Bully, follows the lives of 5 kids and their families over the course of a school year, as they deal with bullying. Read more
A Michigan school district has garnered national attention for being a leader in educational robotics.
The Grandville Robodawgs began designing, building and programming competitive robots as one high school robotics team in 1998. Read more
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Governor Rick Snyder and the Department of Community Health are behind the effort to recognize the contributions of disabled people in the workplace. Read more
You may notice more students out on the walk to school Wednesday, as more than 200 schools in Michigan participate in the 17th annual Walk to School Day.
Thousands of Michigan students, parents, teachers and community leaders are expected to participate. Read more
A task force on the look out for auto insurance scams in Michigan is receiving praise from state officials for its accomplishments.
It’s called Fighting Auto Insurance Rip-offs, or FAIR.
Wildlife and aviation experts say deer have become nuisances for airports and threats to pilots, especially during this time of year.
Officials say deer are attracted to airport runways for warmth. Runways maintain heat longer than the bare ground.