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Sign of Spring: Horses return to Mackinac Island

Courtesy of Carriage ToursEvery winter, Mackinac Island’s horses are moved to the mainland, where it is cheaper to feed them during the tourism off-season. And every spring, the horses make their triumphant return to the island.
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New Nutritional Guidelines for Michigan Public Schools.

045When classes begin this fall, Michigan public schools will be operating under new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines focus on beverage standards and a la carte food items, such as foods from vending machines.
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Law enforcement officials raise awareness on the human toll for crime victims

Each year law enforcement across the country set aside time to acknowledge those impacted by crime through observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme is “30 years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”
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Michigan recognizes schools for having cardiac emergency preparedness.

Heart Safe In November, Michigan schools across the state started adding cardiac emergency drills to the classrooms. Schools with drills in place will now have a chance to receive a special designation.
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Michigan county health rankings released

mi_county_map_18492_7Maintaining a healthy lifestyle seems to be a top priority for many individuals, however, what many people may not realize is where they’re living has it’s own health ranking.
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CMU offers high schools course credit

TeacherCentral Michigan University and the state Department of Education’s are teaming up to encourage more high school students to major in the teaching field.
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Five community colleges to offer new transfer options for automotive students

College StudentsA new agreement between five Michigan community colleges makes it easier for automotive students to transfer schools and credits.
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New report finds more students eating breakfast in Michigan

School Cafeteria A new national report is finding an increase in low-income children eating school breakfast in Michigan.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan hopes to increase that number next year.
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Central Michigan University provides professional attire to students.

First Impressions They say in order to get the job you need to dress to impress. Central Michigan University is providing students the dress in order to impress that potential job employer.
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Munson hosts informational ACA meeting

MunsonFederal Officials say they’re just under halfway to their goal with the new Affordable Care Act. 3.3 million Americans have enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Officials hope to have 7 million enrolled by March 31st.
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The Saginaw Public School Board is running out of time.

The Saginaw School Board meets Tuesday to vote on a deficit elimination plan.

If a viable plan is not approved, the state may withhold the district’s February state-aid payment of just under $5 million.

On Saturday more than 200 people attended a board meeting to express their opinions on why the schools should remain open.

Tamara Dietrich is an alumni of Saginaw High, which is one of the schools that may close. Her daughter currently attends there.

She said it could be a rough transition for students moving from Saginaw High to Arthur Hill. “They’ve always been rival schools from day one. So I think that would cause a lot of issues too. Yeah know and especially for the children that are losing their home school or you know the high schoolers that are looking forward to graduating this year how emotional are they going to be if their the last class of the trojans.”

If the three east side schools shut down it would potentially affect more than 1,450 students.

The Saginaw School Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 at the district administration building.