Michigan US Senator Debbie Stabenow is asking for the public’s help to protect the Great Lakes.
The Rusty Patched Bumblebee has officially been designated as an endangered species, after the designation was temporarily halted last month. Continue reading
Baker College in Flint is holding a workshop March 29 to help protect local businesses. Continue reading
Department store JCPenney is set to close stores in Midland, Sault Ste. Marie and Holland among 130 others nationwide.
JCPenney has announced seven stores in Michigan, and over 130 nationwide will be shut down. Continue reading
A public forum in Midland on March 25 is focusing on health care.
The Health Care Forum will host five panelists to help open up a discussion about the current state of health care and what may change. Continue reading
It’s easier than ever now to explore the career of wine-making and still keep your day job, using a virtual reality program.
Michigan State University gaming students helped create virtual reality and simulation courses for a national wine and grape education program. Continue reading
Meteorologists agree it was unusually warm across the state last month.
The average temperature last month in Saginaw was 33.6 degrees. It beat the previous record by two tenths of a degree. Continue reading
An idea out of a Detroit area library has spread to 13 libraries in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey and Florida.
The Rochester Hills Public Library in Oakland County started the “Share Truth” campaign earlier this year. Continue reading
A state poetry competition is hoping to get students interested in performance and literature.
Poetry Out Loud is a state competition for high school students in poetry performance. Continue reading
Green Acres in Traverse City is home to 30 adults battling homelessness, depression or addiction.
Savannah Thompson is the manager of the facility. Continue reading
The survey reveals that nearly one in three drivers, of all ages, admit to occasionally running red lights.
The survey was conducted by AAA. It found that 69 percent of drivers ages 16 to 18 and those 75 and up engage in risky behaviors.
That includes speeding, texting and driving, and running red lights.
Gary Bubar is with AAA Michigan.
He said 88 percent of young millennials, ages 19 to 24, report bad behaviors while driving.
“What you’ve also found is that you can drive a lot, and get away with a lot without wrecking your car. And so you’re going to do those things. If you got away with it once, the next time it becomes okay too. Its why a lot of people still, even though they know how dangerous it is they still do the kinds of things inside the vehicle that they probably shouldn’t do, and know they shouldn’t do.”
One-third of all drivers report running a red light on occasion.
“So one out of three drivers has run a red light knowingly? and almost one out of two for drivers in age 19-24. That tells me that’s an issue that needs to be addressed.”
Bubar said the study also found young millennial drivers are twice as likely as other drivers to type a text or e-mail on the road.
Central Michigan University researchers are examining how freshwater mussels in the Great Lakes are affected by contaminants.
Biologists are testing the mussels with everyday contaminants found in things like shampoo and toothpaste. Continue reading
Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. Meteorologists say a return to more winter-like conditions is expected by next weekend.
Meteorologists say the current stretch of warm weather is being caused by the jet stream carrying warm air from the Pacific over the midwest. Continue reading
One sporting goods retailer is closing stores across the Midwest.
MC Sports said the decision was made because of increased competition from online retailers and from other brands opening local stores. Continue reading
If you or someone you know has experienced the flu this year, you’re not alone.
Health officials say in peak flu season, and cases aren’t likely to slow down for another month. Continue reading
It’s helped an estimated quarter of a million people since it began fifty years ago, and this year Mid Michigan Community Action agency is celebrating its half century mark.
Michigan’s fifteen public universities will see an increase in state funding in the next fiscal year if Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget passes.
The Governor’s proposed budget would increase funding for higher education by $36 million. That would bring total spending to $1.5 billion. Continue reading
Plans for a children’s museum in the UP are moving forward.
Board members are looking now to raise funds for building renovations. Continue reading
If curling up with a book next to the fireplace sounds ideal – you’re not alone.
Bookstores around central and northern Michigan say they see anywhere from a twenty to thirty percent increase in book sales in the winter. Continue reading
Central Michigan University is looking at options to help make up a budget deficit for the current and next fiscal years.
Budget officials at CMU say the shortfall this year is $10.6 million. Continue reading
The Houghton Lake Public Library is hoping to change that.
They’re hosting a panel discussion next month on “Detecting Fake News”.
Kimberly Young is the director of the library.
“What we’re going to be talking about is how to ascertain the difference between when you’re reading a headline and knowing who they’re coming from and what point of view the source has on the topic.”
Young said she hopes this will help to stop people from sharing fake news online.
“It’s a hot topic. I’m sure everybody’s heard of it. And what it is is that it’s often even just headlines that’s meant to grab someone’s attention in one direction of thought or another. That might be misleading and are not really talking about the actually story.”
The event is scheduled for February 21, at 6pm at the Houghton Lake Public Library.
CMU Public Radio’s Amy Robinson will be one of the panelists, along with Central Michigan University journalism professor Tim Boudreau, and Houghton Lake Resorter publisher Eric Hamp.
Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City recorded its highest number of passengers ever last year.
The airport saw over 450,000 passengers last year. Up more than 30,000 people from their previous record in 2005. Continue reading