Category Archives: Causes

Rotary program trains next generation of peace-makers

Jeanne Schaller of Midland, at her graduation from Rotary's Peace Fellowship program

Jeanne Schaller of Midland, at her graduation from Rotary’s Peace Fellows program

For years, Rotary clubs have been making a difference in communities around the United States. Many people know of the organization’s efforts at the local level… but very few are aware of its efforts to promote peace internationally.

Every year, Rotary International selects 100 people from around the world to be “peace fellows.” These are people who have been actively involved in promoting peace and conflict resolution in their communities. Continue reading

2nd annual Aldo Leopold festival coming mid-May

postcardside1The second annual Aldo Leopold Festival is coming to the Upper Peninsula in Mid-May.

This year the festival is celebrating a new 150-mile long birding trail.
Continue reading

Bay City follows anti-discrimination ordinance trend

LGBT_flag_02An anti-discrimination ordinance passed unanimously this week in Bay City, and looks similar to ordinances that are popping up in cities and counties across the state.

Some worry these ordinances will affect business. Others say they are essential for inclusive communities.

Continue reading

Central Michigan University speaker recalls a long path to storytelling

gayle-rossRenown storyteller Gayle Ross will speak on the campus of CMU about historic efforts of Native Americans to receive fair treatment, from George Washington to George W.

Continue reading

Central Michigan University hosts Buddhist nun

Venerable-Chodron-04-397x600This week Central Michigan University was visited by a buddhist nun, Venerable Thubten Chodron. She’s among the first generation of nuns from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and has started a Buddhist abbey in Washington State.

Continue reading

Fly fishers challenge DEQ approved fish farm

ausable
A group of fly fishers 8-hundred strong have challenged a fish farm on the Au Sable river.

Although the farm has been approved by the Department of Environmental Quality, the anglers are still worried it poses a threat to the river.
Continue reading

CMU students creating connections with mid-Michigan students with disabilities

IMG_1966
The word community can define a lot of different groups. In one case, it defines a small Central Michigan University group known as Connections that Count.

Connections has been creating a community for mid-Michigan students with special needs, and their families, since 2002. Continue reading

Poll: Majority of Michigan residents support recreational marijuana

pot53% of Michigan residents surveyed said they would vote yes if the legalization of recreational marijuana was on the November 2016 ballot.

That’s according to a poll conducted by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Continue reading

Michigan AG requests more info about Straits pipeline

DSC_1301Michigan Attorney General Bill Shuette has requested unrestricted access to documents from Enbridge Energy regarding its pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

Continue reading

Central Michigan University hosts debate on Emergency Financial Manager Law

file0001605429169Central Michigan University hosted supporters and detractors of Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager Law to talk about whether the controversial law has a place in the state.

Continue reading