The agency is increasing it’s supercomputing capacity nearly tenfold to provide more accurate and detailed forecasts. Continue reading
The MEDC has distributed more than one million dollars in grants to five Michigan communities through leftover funds and other grants that failed to materialize in recent years. Continue reading
A new Master of Public Health degree will become available for graduates looking to serve rural and medically underserved areas. Continue reading
As the year comes to a close people often reflect back on memorable moments from the past year. Continue reading
Love INC is a non-profit, Christian-based organization that uses volunteers and funds from local churches to help people in the community. Continue reading
Northwood University has partnered with the state Chamber of Commerce to host the contest.
Students will write an essay on the topic, “How can Michigan become more economically competitive?”.
Tim Nash is with Northwood University.
He said this contest has a number of benefits.
“It gives young people a chance to do some research, learn more about the economy in Michigan, and to hopefully influence public policy in the state.”
Nash said the top essays will be presented to the state legislature and the Governor.
He said the top five finalists will be announced at the Chamber Foundation’s annual dinner in May and will receive cash prizes.
Entries for the contest must be submitted by March 15th.
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Essay guidelines http://www.northwood.edu/essay/
Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading
Since Aramark took over food services at the state’s prisons, the company has dismissed an average of eleven employees a month. Continue reading
A merger has been finalized between Artcenter of Traverse City and Crooked Tree Arts Council of Petoskey. Continue reading
The two week study was conducted by a marketing research class from Lake Superior State University.
12 students were divided into subgroups and used patron demographics to look at things like the demand for additional flight destinations, satisfaction rates and parking. Continue reading
A business that doesn’t have a liquor license, but gives away or encourages customers to bring their own alcohol, is breaking the law. Continue reading
The geminid meteor shower will be taking place over the next few days, with astronomy experts predicting it to peak Saturday and Sunday.
Mary Adams is the Director of the International Dark Sky Park in Emmet County.
She said this meteor shower is one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, and one you won’t want to miss.
“The estimate is that there can be between 120 and 160 meteors per hour, so that’s more than one per minute. That’s a lot of activity.”
Adams said despite the shower’s greater quantity of meteors, some light pollution from the moon may hinder peak viewing hours.
She said, “We are at the last quarter moon when the meteor shower comes to it’s peak, and the last quarter moon can still shed a great deal of light into the sky. So we might not be seeing those numbers just because of the light of the moon, but it still should be a magnificent show this year.”
She said since the geminid typically appears earlier in the evening, anytime after 10pm should be fine for viewing.
The next meteor shower, Ursid, takes place around the winter solstice December 21st.
The board will consider adding a Master of Public Health degree to the list of available programs at CMU. Continue reading
Meteorologists say we can expect a mild December. It’s the result of an increasing El Nino pattern in the south pacific.
Consumer analysts say, once again this year, technology gifts will be a huge hit. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.
One took place on the campus of CMU today.
A crowd of more than 70 students gathered to show solidarity with the protesters in Ferguson. Students held signs and chanted things like , “Hands up, don’t shoot!”.
Kim Raymond, a senior at CMU, attended the protest.
She said, “I think it’s sad but seeing all the violent protests in Ferguson I think that’s even sadder. I feel like they should practice non-violence like Martin Luther King did and not light things on fire or hurt people.”
CMU Senior Hannah Mollett helped organize the protest.
She said she’d like to see a couple of changes in society.
“I think one is underlying racist culture. I think that the exponential amount of young black boys and men that are killed by police in this country is absolutely disgusting. I also think that relates back to violence and gun violence in our culture, the police misuse of power, so I think it’s kind of a combination of factors.”
Another protest also took place in front the University Center on campus later in the afternoon.
The family of Michael Brown and President Obama have called for protests to be peaceful in the wake of the verdict.
Health officials say 10.4% of Michigan adults age 18 and above have been diagnosed with diabetes. Continue reading
The move would require gas stations to staff at least two employees between 11pm and 5am, or have security cameras installed.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures. Around 1% of the population worldwide, or around 65 million people, have epilepsy.
Jeff Popovich sat down with Amanda Smith, a Central Michigan University senior who has epilepsy, to learn more about this neurological disorder. Continue reading
Under the city’s charter, adults 21 and older may use, possess, or transfer less than one ounce of marijuana on private property. Continue reading
Flu activity commonly peaks between December and February. But health officials say it can begin as early as October and last until May. Continue reading
The Mando America Corporation facility in Monitor Township is receiving a $200,000 grant from the state to help with the expansion. Continue reading
With veterans returning home in unprecedented numbers, veteran care officials say health care issues for veterans need to be addressed. Continue reading