Students and faculty at Saginaw Valley State University will see faster wireless connectivity and greater availability, thanks to a new investment to wifi upgrades. Continue reading
Central Michigan University has received a five-million dollar grant to help expand STEM programs.
The donation from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation will help create more science, technology, engineering and math programs, also known as STEM, for children ages 10 to 15. Continue reading
That’s under a bill Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law on Wednesday.
The new law will take effect in 90 days. Until then, drivers are still required to carry a physical copy of their proof of insurance or face court-imposed fines.
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On Friday, an action plan was announced to deal with the presence of lead in the drinking water supply. The contamination was reported after the city began getting water from the Flint River.
Governor Rick Snyder addressed criticism of his administration’s handling of the issue with CMU Public Radio’s David Nicholas…
Events are planned around the state this Friday, October 2nd, in recognition of National Manufacturing Day.
The goal is to expose young people to America’s manufacturing industry. Continue reading
The Petoskey Harbor Springs Community foundation granted the money to cover the costs for twelve students to gain modern manufacturing skills while earning both high school and college credits, all in the back of a high tech trailer.
A Michigan couple has created a new dating and friendship website — but this one is a little different. It’s specifically for people with disabilities.
My Special Match is a companion and dating website that developers say works a lot like Match or E-Harmony. Continue reading
Four out of ten respondents said they take care of personal or family needs during work time and vice versa.
This stark architectural contrast to the rest of the city is the Delta College Planetarium.
Michigan cities and counties could soon face big increases in telecommunications costs.
Michigan is accepting proposals to replace outdated election equipment.
The Secretary of State is looking to replace the more than ten-year old election equipment found at local precincts around the state. Continue reading
“Noone knows this is back here,” he said. Continue reading
Don Uzarski is director of CMU’s Great Lakes Research Institute, and my captain when I went for a lesson on the water. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a new law that phases out the state’s film and video production incentives.
“We’re going to follow through with the people who had credits, so we’re going to finish up that process, and we’ll just continue to move forward.” Continue reading
Sault Ste. Marie will soon be rolling out a new mobile app that allows downtown patrons to pay for parking meters with their smartphone.
Users just download the app (the name will soon be released) and type in a code listed on the decal of the meter. A credit card or bank account can be linked with the app. The rate will be the same as using coins, but for those using credit cards, a fee of $00.35 will be added. Change can still be used on the meters.
Justin Knepper is the Downtown Manager of the Sault Downtown Development Authority. He said the upgrade will help tourists who visit and the employees who work downtown.
“We have over 470 meters in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, close to over 5,000 employees, half a million tourists that come into Sault Ste. Marie each year, and so the meters really help us make sure that our shoppers and our tourists have a place to park.”
Knepper explained how he is hoping this app will make things more convenient for downtown shoppers.
“You park at a meter and not have to worry about rushing back immediately or forgetting about it and getting a ticket, it gives you that option to be right on top of things and make sure you’re taking care of your business in the most efficient way possible. We hope that it will provide a really great convenience factor.”
The app and meters are expected to be upgraded by August.
Michigan’s film incentives could soon end with the stroke of Gov. Rick Snyder’s pen.
The state House and Senate approved a bill to phase out the film credits on the last day before lawmakers go on an intermittent schedule for the summer. Continue reading
The director of Michigan’s department of transportation is being recognized for his work with intelligent transportation systems.
Security experts say before you head out on vacation this summer, you may want to double check your online identity.
Hackers can access information from laptops, iPads, cell phones and ATMs. Data files, passwords and bank accounts can be found and hacked. Continue reading
The public would not be able to obtain certain information about pipelines and other infrastructure under legislation in the state House.
Supporters of House Bill 4540 say it’s an attempt to protect critical infrastructure from being attacked. Continue reading
Balance and variety are two words scientists often emphasize when talking about ecological systems.
A newly-published map of coastal wetlands shows how varied and connected Great Lakes wetlands are. Continue reading
Death may not sound like an intriguing topic to everyone, but Michigan archivists said death certificates are filled with clues about not only family history, but also family health.
Periodically, archivists in the state post death certificates online for public access.
The Archives of Michigan has recently made certificates from the 1920s through the 1930s available to the public. Continue reading
Gladwin county officials said the county has struggled with internet access barriers for years. Now they have been awarded the latest Michigan certified connected status.
The status means the county met internet access goals and offers a variety of service providers to 95 percent of the county.
Officials said even though Gladwin is certified, they will keep improving broadband access. They said they are working on overcoming physical barriers like valleys and a scattered population. Continue reading
Warmer temperatures are just around the corner, as well as spring cleaning season.