Scientist’s aren’t known for sharing the glory of an extraordinary discovery, but some researchers working on Great Lakes restoration are trying to change that publish-or-perish mentality. Read more
Smack dab in the center of the Lower Peninsula, miles from the shores of the Great Lakes, lies a somewhat unexpected but active participant in the restoration and protection of Michigan’s waterways. Read more
A business that doesn’t have a liquor license, but gives away or encourages customers to bring their own alcohol, is breaking the law. Read more
Saturday, residents are gathering for a candlelight vigil in Genesee County.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Genesee County is hosting the Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope. Read more
Homelessness is a problem all over the United States, although in rural areas it can sometimes be hard to recognize. Now one Michigan community is getting ready to open it’s door to people who need a place to stay
A local organization is encouraging people to celebrate Giving Tuesday
A Mid Michigan organization is encouraging people to celebrate what’s known as Giving Tuesday Dec. 2.
Girls On The Run of Central Michigan is celebrating the day by encouraging people to share moments of giving. Read more
Health advocates say a problem that has been on the decline in recent years, now only affects one out of every nine babies instead of one out of eight . That problem: preterm or “premature” birth. Read more
One took place on the campus of CMU today.
A crowd of more than 70 students gathered to show solidarity with the protesters in Ferguson. Students held signs and chanted things like , “Hands up, don’t shoot!”.
Kim Raymond, a senior at CMU, attended the protest.
She said, “I think it’s sad but seeing all the violent protests in Ferguson I think that’s even sadder. I feel like they should practice non-violence like Martin Luther King did and not light things on fire or hurt people.”
CMU Senior Hannah Mollett helped organize the protest.
She said she’d like to see a couple of changes in society.
“I think one is underlying racist culture. I think that the exponential amount of young black boys and men that are killed by police in this country is absolutely disgusting. I also think that relates back to violence and gun violence in our culture, the police misuse of power, so I think it’s kind of a combination of factors.”
Another protest also took place in front the University Center on campus later in the afternoon.
The family of Michael Brown and President Obama have called for protests to be peaceful in the wake of the verdict.
The move would require gas stations to staff at least two employees between 11pm and 5am, or have security cameras installed.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures. Around 1% of the population worldwide, or around 65 million people, have epilepsy.
Jeff Popovich sat down with Amanda Smith, a Central Michigan University senior who has epilepsy, to learn more about this neurological disorder. Read more