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There are about two and a half million children in Michigan, and health officials say an estimated 285-thousand of them experience a serious emotional disturbance that affects their daily functioning.
Tiffany Easthom has been extensively involved in efforts to create peace in places like South Sudan and Syria. She’ll be speaking to members of Midland’s chapter of the Nonviolent Peaceforce on Monday, May 15. Continue reading
A new bill could change the way auto insurance is calculated across the state.
The Michigan Department of Corrections is sending out letters to lawmakers this week, pleading for changes to a proposed budget that would cut 41 million dollars to prison facilities statewide.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking information regarding Turkey poaching on state land.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer advisory for certain lots of Pepsi. State Officials said some plastic bottles of the soft drink have been found to contain small flecks of metal. Continue reading
It’s months away, but members of congress are already taking input on the new farm bill, due in 2018.
The Senate committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is in Michigan tomorrow (Friday) to tour conservation projects in the Bay City / Saginaw area.
And then on Saturday (tomorrow) the committee will hold a hearing in Frankenmuth on the farm bill. Continue reading
A new report, from the Michigan League for Public Policy, looks at the real cost of living in each of Michigan’s 83 county and calculates the income needed to make meet basic needs.
A 70 year old Flint man was sentenced this week for returning more than ten thousand pop cans and bottles to illegally collect on Michigan’s ten cent bottle return.
The Air Force says it will not comply with a new Michigan safe water law because it says it is discriminatory.
The decision will delay any large-scale Air Force intervention in Oscoda – where chemicals leaked from the former Wurtsmith Air base into residential water wells.
Cities statewide have been struggling financially, according to the Michigan Municipal League.
Results of a new survey offer a look at the technology landscape in the UP.
That trend could be harmful to plants, animals, and humans if it continues.
Property damage after a severe weather event can be a major boon to scammers, and it’s important to be on the look out for potential scams. This was the word today from the Michigan Attorney General in recognition of Severe Weather Awareness week.
Author Robert Jones is the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute in Washington D.C. and recently visited Alma College to talk about the ideas in his book: titled the End of White Christian America.