Author Archives: Amy Robinson

About Amy Robinson

I enjoy being an observer and reporter of issues related to education, the environment, the economy, (sometimes) politics and (always) human behavior, and I believe that nobody does news better than NPR.

Amber Alert for Derrick Holmon is cancelled

Amber Alert - 07-11-14- Derrick Holmon

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Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe receives racist comments in phone recording

SCIT4c_smallLeadership of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is speaking out against what they say was a racist message left on a tribal member’s voice mail. Read more

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Following deadly shooting in California, Michigan health officials promote mental health first aid training

The recent deadly shooting in California may turn out to be the latest example of violence related to mental illness. Michigan public health officials are promoting trainings this month on what they call mental health first aid. Read more

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Health officials remind people to ‘fight the bite’ outdoors this summer

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAs summer weather finally moves in and people spend more time outdoors, state health officials are once again talking about the importance of bug spray.That ubiquitous product, they say, can save your health. Read more

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As summer recreation ramps up, state officials remind people of the signs of drowning.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs summer visitors converge on Central and Northern Michigan lakes, state health officials are reminding people about the signs of drowning. Read more

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State closes Tahquamenon Falls walking trail through Memorial Day weekend due to flooding

Tahquamenon Falls trail floodingState officials say due to flooding, the popular Tahquamenon Falls State Park trail has been shut down until further notice. Read more

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DNR restores flow to Ocqueoc River in Presque Isle County

Ocqueoc River before debris removal

Ocqueoc River before debris removal

Ocqueoc River after debris removal

Ocqueoc River after debris removal

Just in time for summer travel, a popular river in Presque Isle county is looking a bit better and a lot safer. The DNR has removed an old, crumbled grist mill from the Ocqueoc River. Read more

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Doctor says some cases of autism could be linked to a rare but serious genetic disorder

Steven Roberds, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance says Tuberous Sclerosis Complex – or TSC is roughly as common as cystic fibrosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and may be linked to some cases of Autism.

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Alpena library plans to digitize oral history of area

The Alpena library is ready to launch an initiative to preserve the oral history of the area.The library has been awarded a nearly 15-thousand-dollar state grant to support the effort. Read more

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New worksite wellness program is aimed at improving productivity.

office workHealth department officials in central Michigan have launched a new program to help improve the health of workers.

The Central Michigan District Health Department is making house-calls, or to be more accurate- business-calls in its new Worksite Wellness program. Read more

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