The Michigan State Police is working to prevent accidents this holiday weekend. Additional patrols are set to watch highways for speeding, distracted driving, and tailgating. Lieutenant Michael Shaw said troopers are also running a “Click It Or Ticket” enforcement campaign. Continue reading
Saginaw Valley State University is looking for people to help with an upcoming health study.
The study will be conducted in several waves of 12-week long classes. Participants must be 50 years and older.
Some of the participants will focus on eating healthy, others will increase physical activity. The goal is to study the effectiveness of each. Continue reading
The Major League baseball season is only a few days old, but the Detroit Tigers have already set a historic record. Continue reading
Mercury levels are staying the same or increasing in the Great Lakes. Continue reading
Flint is looking for a seven million dollar loan to pay off its remaining budget deficit. Continue reading
The U-S Food and Drug Administration is working with a private company to recall thousands of cases of hummus distributed nationwide. Continue reading
A group of Flint pastors on Thursday called on the city and governor’s office to let Flint get its tap water again from Detroit. Continue reading
Officials in Bay City said within the next month, city workers will begin removing a playground that was deemed unsafe due to arsenic in the soil.
The workers will not only remove equipment from the Imagination Station playground, but they’ll also remove some 12 inches soil underneath the structure. Continue reading
Federal agents have arrested almost 90 people in Metro Detroit in connection with a nationwide crackdown on gang activity. Continue reading
The campaign to increase Michigan’s sales tax is shifting into a get-out-the-vote mode. Continue reading
A Michigan congressman says the Iranian nuclear deal is connected, but not tied to the release a Flint man being held in an Iranian prison. Continue reading
PNC Bank’s spring Economic Outlook Survey shows Michigan’s small business owners are increasingly hopeful about the future. Continue reading
One of the grants is going to the Clinton Conservation District in Clinton County, to track E.coli contamination in the Upper Maple River using canines. Continue reading
U-A-W membership grew to 400,000 people last year. That’s the largest the union has been since 2008. Kristin Dziczek is the Director of the Labor and Industry Group for the Center for Automotive Research. She says the U-A-W has been expanding for the past five years… but she’s not sure if the trend will continue.
“They represent teaching assistants, graduate students, at a number of universities. They also have a very high profile campaign to organize some of the southern automotive plants that are not yet members of the UAW.”
Dziczek says the union has experienced recent success recruiting members from higher education institutions… as well as from automotive plants in the Southern U-S.
“This is a cyclical industry, and after years and years of upticks, people who have been around for a while know that there’s a downturn coming at some point. So as long as, you know, a majority of the UAW membership is made up in the auto industry, they’re going to be subject to those cyclical changes in that industry.”
Dziczek also says at the peak of the auto industry, the U-A-W had about 650,000 members. She says the union will be renegotiating contracts with Detroit automakers this year.
This story was provided by WDET’s Marissa Gawel.
Looking to drive around Michigan? There’s an app for that and state officials said it improves travel.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has updated its Mi Drive app. Continue reading
One in twenty-eight Americans have vision impairment.
It was Memorial day weekend 2006, one month after her father’s death, that Irish opened his army trunk, searching for one last connection with her father.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded $587,000 in 48 municipalities grants for scrap tire removal.
President Barack Obama says the city of Detroit and the domestic auto industry are coming back, and so is America.
This holiday season two very different religious beliefs will be on display at the state capitol in Lansing.
Inquires at Lake Superior State from Wisconsin students are up more than 20 percent this fall. Continue reading
Detroit media have given favorable reviews of the new hockey stadium planned along Woodward Ave. It’s a $650 million project. More than half, 58%, is coming from taxpayers. It’s expected to create thousands of jobs.
Last Thursday at City Council, Ilitch family business representatives asked for a zoning change that could allow them to demolish two historic buildings 100 feet from where the arena will go.
Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus heard from people who want to stop the Ilitch’s and save the buildings
That’s according to a new poll from the Sierra Club which shows widespread support for those efforts.
State House Democrats are once again calling for repealing Michigan’s tax on pensions.
The 2011 tax code rewrite means some retirees are paying taxes on previously untaxed pension income.
An early August performance marked the culmination of a project funded by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. Continue reading