For many people, Tuesday is just the second day of the week. But for Robin Marvel and her family, it’s “green day”. On Tuesdays Marvel runs a free recycling program for her neighborhood in the village of Hersey. Population 300.
These ‘Thanks for Giving’ pies are offered to anyone who attempts to donates on the 24th or 25th. Continue reading
Activists have delivered thousands of signatures to Gov. Rick Snyder urging him to welcome more Syrian refugees. Snyder says he’s “pausing” his efforts to attract additional Syrian refugees to Michigan after last week’s attacks in Paris.
November is national adoption month, and adoption agencies are trying to do their part to, as they say, find children a family for the holidays.
Over three-thousand children are waiting to be adopted in Michigan. Continue reading
A group of students is trying to get the sale of disposable plastic water bottles banned at Central Michigan University.
Students at Mid Michigan Community College have joined a movement supporting America’s Promise, the proposal to make community college free.
Imagine a group like the Peace Corps that, instead of focusing on international issues, puts its effort into domestic problems.
For example, instead of providing clean water for third world countries, they clean wells for low-income rural homes in Michigan.
One northern Michigan community is taking steps to strengthen child abuse services.
The Child and Family Enrichment Council, or CAFE, in Isabella County moved to Central Michigan University’s campus this fall. The center conducts forensic interviews with abused children, works with law enforcement on abuse cases and offers counseling for all members of a family. Continue reading
A seminar on “conscious capitalism”, the idea that businesses do better if they have a goal other than profit is coming to Petoskey Oct. 27.
The state legislature is considering an update to Michigan’s 10-year-old mental health law.
Kevin’s Law went into effect ten years ago – but it hasn’t worked exactly the way lawmakers intended.
Under the current law, a patient had to already be undergoing treatment before a court could order a treatment plan. Continue reading
Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario is looking to host two Syrian refugee students.
A record-setting donation is clearing the way for expansion at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City. Officials say the facility has received a two-million dollar donation from Diana and Richard Milock. It’s the largest single gift ever given by a living donor. Continue reading
Planned Parenthood has been under attack nationally for how it handles fetal tissue.
Michigan Attorney General BIll Schuette was on hand Monday, September 14 as Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy launched the school safety initiative, Ok-2-Say.
Breed Specific Legislation are laws that ban certain types of dogs from an area. These laws are nothing new, but controversial nonetheless.
The coastal resiliency project is a partnership between the state, the University of Michigan, LIAA and the Michigan Association of Planning. Continue reading
Veterans in the Bay Region could get a little extra help with jobs thanks to a federal grant.
Originally the EPA thought the contamination from the plant could be contained within the borders of the site. However, years after the initial cleanup, EPA officials determined this wasn’t the case. Continue reading
In Leelanau County a group of volunteers is helping people in need pay for their laundry.
Signs were held and chants were shouted outside the court house where more than 150 members of the Saginaw-Chippewa Indian Tribe are awaiting a judge’s decision on whether their membership status can be reconsidered by the tribe.
They are still facing the termination of their tribal membership about their blood lineage. Those questions were first dismissed by a judge, with prejudice, in 2009. Continue reading
A lesbian couple is filing a federal employment discrimination complaint against a union and one of the state’s largest grocery store chains. Stephanie Citron works in the deli at a Kroger in Birmingham. She and her same-sex partner were married last year while it was briefly legal in Michigan. But her spouse was denied when they tried to add her to Citron’s benefits package.
Citron married her same-sex partner during the brief window last year when it was legal in Michigan. She says that’s when she learned that her health benefits fund only covers the spouses of opposite sex married couples. Continue reading
56% support legalization efforts, while 36% are opposed. The poll, conducted for the Detroit Free Press and WDIV television, surveyed 600 Michigan voters, and had a four percent margin of error. Continue reading
Michigan has been one of three states chosen by the U.S. Department of Justice to study ways to ‘defend children.’
Nursing students from Lake Superior State University presented information on the value of perinatal vaccinations to hundreds of expectant mothers and their families. It was part of a community wide baby shower. Continue reading
Mid Michigan Community Action is offering assistance to families with lingering utility costs, and providing them with a supply of heating fuel for next winter. Continue reading