Over three days this week more than 1,000 cyclists will hit the pavement in Michigan to raise money for the Make- A – Wish foundations.
Officials with the American Red Cross are worried about low blood supplies – just as we enter what is traditionally the slowest time of the year for blood donations. Read more
While there is still some summer left to enjoy, a new campaign is urging people to get outside and get active. Read more
Support continues to grow across the state for sexual orientation and gender identity protections in the workplace. Read more
It’s been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. And while Michigan has a legacy as a frontrunner in the fight for equal rights, state officials say there are still areas and issues that need to be addressed.
Alma College has just been awarded five million dollars for improving STEM education. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
A coalition of activist groups is trying to make an issue of the Legislature passing laws to bypass petition drives and ballot measures.
Michigan cities will see demonstrations this weekend as groups across the state will join others nationwide calling on President Obama to use his executive powers to stop deportations and keep immigrant families together.
Maximo Anguiano is the coordinator of the Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force. “So what makes better sense: for the United States of America?” He asked. “To keep wasting our tax money deporting these immigrants, policing these immigrants, and incarcerating these immigrants, or does it make more sense to have these immigrants earn their documentation?”
Obama asked his administration to wait until the end of the summer to change the nation’s deportation policy to give the House a final chance to take up legislation that would create a path to citizenship for about 11-million undocumented residents, but the bill is going nowhere.
Governor Rick Snyder has shown his support for immigration by supporting a Detroit branch of Upwardly Global– a nonprofit that helps skilled immigrants find jobs.
As part of a national day of action, demonstrations will take place Saturday in Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.
The Michigan State police are asking for the public’s help in fighting elder abuse.
Our nation’s capital this week will host hospital administrators and families from Michigan and around the country for what’s called the Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Read more