Category Archives: Technology

A new high school aviation program is slated to begin this fall in Emmet County

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Emmet County is hoping to help address a nationwide shortage of pilots and aircraft mechanics, by teaching high school students to take to the skies.

Harbor Springs, Pellston and Alanson public schools will send upperclassman to the Pellston Airport. Continue reading

Bill could make it easier for domestic abuse victims to end cell phone contracts

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Ending a cell phone plan early can be costly. But now a new set of bills in Lansing could make it easier for domestic abuse victims to get out of a contract.

It can cost up to five hundred dollars to terminate a phone plan, it can be even harder to transfer numbers.

A new proposal in the state House would help victims of partner abuse separate from shared wireless or phone contracts, with a court order, even if they aren’t on the plan. Continue reading

Federal government attempting to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

The Federal government has given the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee an increased budget, in an attempt to keep the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes.

But some scientists say it’s a battle the federal government simply cannot win.
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Michigan AG requests more info about Straits pipeline

DSC_1301Michigan Attorney General Bill Shuette has requested unrestricted access to documents from Enbridge Energy regarding its pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

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MSU Extension bridges generational gap in agriculture with technology

Msu extension logoMichigan State University Extension will host an event in mid-March aimed at helping those new to agriculture get a head start.
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Michigan lawmakers join 15 other states in introducing privacy legislation

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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk this year.

Michigan is one of 16 states that have seen privacy protection legislation introduced this month. That’s as it’s become clear political gridlock in Washington will prevent any national legislation from moving in 2016. Continue reading

Old-order Amish communities consider change

IMG_7402Residents and representatives in the Clare Gladwin county are trying to find the right balance between religious freedom and personal safety after a series of Amish buggy collisions culminated in a death this past December.

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First step: creating cures from worms

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

More than a quarter million dollars in grant money from the National Institutes of Health was recently awarded to a microbiologist from CMU in order to bolster a certain type of stem cell research.

Dr. Xantha Karp is a CMU professor, and the lead microbiologist on this stem cell research project.
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Sea lamprey pheromone approved by EPA for battle against invasive species

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The Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month registered the first ever vertebrate pheromone biopesticide. The pheromone is one used by sea lamprey to alert other lamprey that they are looking for a mate. The EPA has approved the pheromone concoction to basically trick the eels so they can be killed easier
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Practicing stargazing at the planetarium

Picture from Murray's observing.

Picture from Murray’s observing.

If you’ve always wanted a telescope for Christmas, but had no idea where to start looking, you’re in luck

On Friday Dec. 2nd, Director of the Bay City Planetarium Mike Murray will teach you how to choose the perfect stargazing instrument.
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