According to the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force human trafficking is the third largest criminal enterprise in the world. This is right behind selling illegal guns and selling drugs. Continue reading
Human trafficking is prevalent — in large cities — in rural areas.
We often hear “quiet rural towns are a great place to raise kids.” But for some children, rural does not mean safe.
Controversy surrounding a proposed nuclear waste dump that would be built near the Lake Huron Shoreline in Ontario is heating up.
The main issue surrounding Ontario Power Generation’s, or OPG’s, proposed nuclear dump can be boiled down to three things.
Ontario Power Generation, or OPG, has talked themselves hoarse defending their proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility near Lake Huron.
The state is ramping up efforts to increase vaccination rates after Michigan ranked fourth-highest in the nation last year for vaccination waiver requests. Continue reading
Consumers Energy is adding nine million dollars to heating assistance funds to help keep Michigan residents warm this winter.
Four million dollars in federal grants are on their way to Michigan to support homeless shelters and services.
Habitat for Humanity Michigan was recently awarded a grant of 1.1 million dollars to help Michigan families find homes. Continue reading
Late winter can be a tough time for animal shelters. Adoption rates tend to slow down as people enjoy the holidays and settle in for the new year.
Think human trafficking doesn’t exist in your zipcode? Think again.
That’s the message behind an awareness event in Saginaw County Feb. 11.
Advocates against human trafficking said, often people think of trafficking as a distant problem. But, they said, trafficking is everywhere, and they hope to inform residents- starting in Freeland.
According to the 2013 State of Michigan Report on Human Trafficking, officials don’t know how many people are trafficked in the state. Continue reading
It’s called Student Tools for Emergency Planning, or STEP. It’s a curriculum that helps teachers prepare students for emergencies like tornadoes, flooding and storms. Continue reading
Cancer researchers said more effective drugs, better screening and smarter lifestyle choices have paved the way for higher cancer survival rates in recent years.
In fact, officials say more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Continue reading
State officials said most child abuse investigations in Michigan involve children between the ages of 7 and 12.
Officials in Clare County said they’re working to make investigations less stressful for abused children by working together.
Police, health care officials, and child advocacy officials are planning to sign a new child abuse investigation protocol Jan. 23. Continue reading
If staying active was a new year’s resolution, then an upcoming fundraiser may be right for you.
It’s called Walk For Warmth. Volunteers raise money by walking for donations. The money goes to local heating assistance funds.
Three Walks for Warmth are planned this month. One each in Isabella, Montcalm, and Gratiot Counties. Continue reading
It garnered national attention last year after a list was released revealing a federal investigation of dozens of colleges for their handling of sexual abuse claims. Continue reading
One of the grants is earmarked to recruit foster families in Montmorency county. Continue reading
Officials said, if you’re looking for a job, you may want to start volunteering.
They said volunteering can improve your chances of finding employment. Continue reading
In January specialists in the oil industry will be flocking to Mid-Michigan. The 25th annual No-Spills conference is scheduled for Mt. Pleasant.
Linda Hensel is Committee Chairman for what’s called the No-Spills conference. She said the conference will be an informative forum.
“Although we have vendors and they’re there because they want to meet potential clients, everybody in this conference is here because we want to know what’s actually going on in our field and related fields. I think that’s one thing that’s really important, this is not a hype type conference. The scope is very limited so that we are able to discuss the important things that need to be discussed.”
The organization is moving to a larger facility this year. The conference will be held in the Soaring Eagle Resort.
Hensel said the move is necessary because the conference is growing in size. She also said the location in the center of the state will be more accessible to the masses.
For more information on the event visit here.
In the interest of full disclosure, No-Spills is an underwriter of CMU Public Radio.
Schools may have a tough time finding funding for supplies and programs, but two schools in northern Michigan are receiving some helpful grants – thanks to local youth.
Students at Wolverine Community Schools and Mackinaw City Public Schools can look forward to ipads, books and assemblies thanks to the actions of other students.
Members in the Youth Advisory Council, or YAC, chose how they wanted to help other youth in their communities. Continue reading
Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
A business that doesn’t have a liquor license, but gives away or encourages customers to bring their own alcohol, is breaking the law. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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