As a part of our ongoing series of reports on homelessness, Ben Thorp went to a Saginaw soup kitchen to talk about the services they offer. He wound up speaking to a CMU professor about poverty, its persistence, and what we can do to eradicate it.
Michigan State University Extension will host an event in mid-March aimed at helping those new to agriculture get a head start.
Last week – two local art gallery owners in Petoskey announced their donation of $20,000 to local community groups.
Ward and Eis Gallery owners, Don Ward and Jennifer Eis give two percent of their sales back to the community every year. Continue reading
Rally racing takes place on blocked off sections of public roads. Drivers race the clock attempting to get a faster time than the other teams.
Whoever finishes the course fastest is the winner.
The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society has been awarded close to $2,000 to help open historical records to the public.
The grant is from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Continue reading
Ben Thorp recently sat down with three members of Central Michigan University’s Muslim Student Association to get their reaction to some of the comments made by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump… and in particular, his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ from entering the United States.
The rate of elderly abuse in Michigan is roughly 3 times more than the national average. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue the Stern Law Group has sponsored a website that lists nursing homes and their violations nationwide. Continue reading
When I walked into the replica of Santa’s workshop and was confronted by well over 40 real-bearded, bright red suit wearin’ Santas, this somewhat-mature 23-year old reporter immediately turned into a 10 year old boy.
Ladies and Gentleman drop everything and listen, I’ve solved a Christmas mystery! I’ve located the man who takes care of Santa’s reindeer in the off season.
Does music have the power to heal an impaired mind? Have you ever wondered why certain passages of music can give you chills?
A world class musician recently traveled to Saginaw Valley State University to answer these questions, and to talk about the power of music. Continue reading
In Charlevoix County this week a man was arrested for posting what’s called revenge porn online. Officials said the man not only posted intimate pictures of an ex-girlfriend, he also included her name, phone number and address. The pictures have been viewed online over 60,000 times.
25-year old Andrew Roche received nude and intimate pictures from his ex-girlfriend during their relationship. When she broke up with him, he put them on a revenge porn website, which acts as a forum.
Charlevoix County’s Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory Justis is handling the case. Devon Rademacher had a chance to speak with Justis about the case and the increasing popularity of revenge porn.
Pope Francis is in the United States this week and some people from Michigan are getting the chance to see him.
Whether it’s to get away from the world’s stress, or to find your creative side, Inspiration Alcona has been offering up an arts based outlet since 2011. Continue reading
Home to one of the biggest toy collections in the world, The Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum is every kids worst nightmare. Thousands of toys, but you can’t touch them! Jimmie Dobson is the the man behind the museum, and it’s his collection that makes up most of the exhibits. Continue reading
For the Lirones family, an encounter with Maynard Ferguson is one of many stories that parallels Northern Michigan’s rich and warm culture.
Matt Sumner traveled to Torch Lake to meet the Lirones’s and discover their love of life, and the arts. Continue reading
Breed Specific Legislation are laws that ban certain types of dogs from an area. These laws are nothing new, but controversial nonetheless.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe officially opened a new, permanent pavilion for its farmers market in Mount Pleasant.
Also finding solace on the island, at least temporarily, was a group of Mormons who declared a kingdom on the Northern Lake Michigan Island.
Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City has joined an international effort to boost the number of students studying abroad.
NMC has partnered with the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad program to help push students to study the world. 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
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage has caused immediate reaction around Michigan, both for and against.
Several same sex couples lined up first thing this morning at their local clerk’s office, ready to receive a license.
A panel of experts will convene next month to discuss ways to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses.
Backing the effort is half a million dollars in state funding — the first time Michigan has allocated funds to prevent college sexual assaults.
Michigan has declared Saturday,June 27 the state’s first ever Post Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.
Officials say more than five-million Americans are affected by PTSI annually. The disorder can affect day-to-day life.
A Mount Pleasant area farmer’s market will be getting a permanent home thanks to a federal grant.
The Saginaw-Chippewa Indian tribe has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program.