Republican candidate Ted Cruz brought his presidential campaign to Michigan and Kalamazoo today (Mon.).
Doctor Ben Carson took his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination to Michigan, with stops today (Wed.) in Jackson and Spring Arbor University.
The Rusty-patched Bumblebee and the Regal Fritillary, which is a butterfly, are under consideration along with the Wood Turtle.
Georgia Parham is a Public Affairs Manager for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. She said that although they’re small, insects are important species.
“I think it’s interesting that we have a couple insects in this group of species, both of which are pollinators. Pollinators and other species are very important to lots of different kinds of things. We sometimes get the question, ‘Well, what does it matter if we lose a species of Butterfly or a Bumblebee or something like that.’ I think it’s important to think about the big picture and the roles that these insects play in the pollination of not only wildflowers but agricultural crops as well.”
She said this is the beginning of a long road to get on the list.
“It is a long process. Or it can be…Depending on how many resources we have and what kind of information we need. Some species are very local and it’s not as difficult to gather information about them. Some of ‘em are very wide ranging and it takes time to collect information that accurately reflects its status.”
Both of the insects have been petitioned for the list in the past, but didn’t make it on. The Wood Turtle is already listed as threatened in Michigan.
Last nights Saginaw Community Action Group meeting with the EPA went well according to Dave Sommers, the President of the group. Community members gave their recommendations for cleanup of the next segment of the Tittabawassee River.
In short, they encouraged the EPA to keep doing what it’s doing.
Many Michigan Republicans spent the weekend on Mackinac Island, where they enjoyed fine dining and cocktail receptions, listened to the campaign pitches of five presidential candidates, and plotted the future of their party.
And it was done mostly without the rancor that’s marked other Republican gatherings in recent years.
The money is used to help high risk students with being successful at college.
Businesses in Michigan are being rewarded for wanting to be energy efficient.
Michigan company Short’s Brewery out of Elk Rapids, was awarded a $35,164 federal grant.
One prominent U.S. diplomat is lending his name to the approval effort: Thomas Pickering. He’s the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Russia and Jordan, and was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during the first Gulf War. Continue reading
Their signs and Mexican flags were a response to statements he has made regarding illegal immigration.
According to Cameron Davis, the senior adviser to the administrator of the EPA, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is one of the few pieces of legislation that repeatedly gets bi-partisan support.
Part of a bill in the U.S. senate to renew road funding would also add smart infrastructure across the country and business to Michigan.
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
The field is contaminated with chemicals that came from the Pine River. Continue reading
A new regional coordinator program will ensure that some 660,000 Michigan veterans and their dependents have easier access to services.
Through the program, veterans have access to a system of coordinated services right in their own communities.
After more than 20 years, restoration work on the St. Mary’s River in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is nearly complete
Scientists from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality plan to remove a blockage from the river which they say will help restore roughly seventy (70) acres of prime sport fishing area.
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage has caused immediate reaction around Michigan, both for and against.
Several same sex couples lined up first thing this morning at their local clerk’s office, ready to receive a license.
About 230,000 Michiganders receive the federal healthcare subsidies upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.
A number of state officials cheered the ruling. They say losing the subsidies would likely have meant higher premiums for everyone shopping on the health exchange in Michigan. Continue reading
Among the Americans being held in Iran is Flint-native Amir Hekmati, who was arrested there nearly four years ago on charges of spying. He says he was in the country visiting family. Continue reading
The recognition comes from the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading
The USDA is putting just under 9 million dollars into rural communities in Michigan.
The money will go towards improving and expanding water mains and sewer systems in Gratiot, Saginaw and Arenac counties. Continue reading
According to data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in 2013, Michigan had $108 million in Medicare overpayments — a dramatic increase over previous years. Continue reading