Ballenger is the Editor of “Inside Michigan Politics”. CMU Public Radio’s Amy Robinson spoke with him for an overview of the primary. The first thing he said, important or not, expect low-voter turnout. Continue reading
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A specially trained detection dog is headed for northwest Michigan in early August. This dog though doesn’t search for drugs or weapons, it’s a sewage sniffer. Continue reading
Leadership 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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
As 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. Continue reading
As summer visitors converge on Central and Northern Michigan lakes, state health officials are reminding people about the signs of drowning. Continue reading
State officials say due to flooding, the popular Tahquamenon Falls State Park trail has been shut down until further notice. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.
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. Continue reading
The Central Michigan District Health Department is making house-calls, or to be more accurate- business-calls in its new Worksite Wellness program. Continue reading
One of Michigan’s big three automakers is celebrating National Women’s Month by recognizing women making strides in a non-traditional field.
The state has named March Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, and is hoping to improve awareness of people with developmental disabilities. Continue reading
State tourism officials are taking a break from their winter work this month to discuss trends in the Michigan travel industry. The annual Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism begins Sunday in Traverse City. Nearly a-thousand travel industry insiders are expected to attend. Continue reading
A statewide website has received a makeover. The new Sex Offender Registry has debuted in Michigan. Continue reading
In the midst of a chilly Michigan winter, some state officials are already focused on the summer county-fair season.
The state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded grant money to counties for improvements to their fairgrounds. Continue reading
An event coming to Central Michigan University Monday night is aimed at raising disability awareness through the power of images.
Artist and author Patricia Lay-Dorsey will be speaking about her photo exhibit and book Falling Into Place; A self portrait about day-to-day living with Multiple Sclerosis.
The 71-year old Lay-Dorsey was diagnosed with MS 25-years ago. As a marathon runner and bicyclist, she says she couldn’t imagine how her life would change.
Lay-Dorsey said she became frustrated with stories or images of people with disabilities. They were often created by non-disabled persons. She said she thought someone who was disabled themselves finally had to tell the story from the inside and hopefully prompt conversations.”I want this to be a trigger, these pictures. I don’t want these to be pictures of me or you know, or even disability, per sae. But what it is to me is saying “look, we all have something that we deal with, and if you haven’t had it yet, you’re gonna have it. And the key is, how do we handle it?”
Mother Nature made a bit of a nuisance of herself again last night, dumping snow during the evening commute and causing school cancellations and delays today. One unexpected delay was in a shipment of diapers bound for Midland. More than 150- thousand diapers are heading for distribution to low-income families in Midland, Bay and Saginaw counties. Continue reading
Central Michigan University President Dr. George Ross testified Thursday before the State Senate subcommittee on Higher Education. Continue reading
This winter’s persistent deep-freeze is causing some problems for waterfowl. Continue reading
A Wexford county man is free today after being exonerated on an arson charge. Victor Caminata served five years in prison for the wrongful conviction. Continue reading
In the 1960’s his civil rights messages were heard over radios and black and white tv sets.
Today, messages of all sorts are spread with the click of a mouse through social media.
The question of how social media impacts civil rights occurred to CMU Senior Shelbie Moore. She wrote an essay about MLK and social media for a University project.
Today, on this MLK day, she shares her thoughts.