A man who was once hospitalized for depression cannot legally buy a gun in Michigan – at least not without a court fight. That’s the decision handed down recently by a federal appeals court. Continue reading →
As officials continue investigating the Flint water crisis, some attention is turning to the water faucets in people’s homes.
State officials said older faucets and other fixtures can provide a significant amount of lead in water. They said lead begins to seep into the water when it’s stagnant in the faucet.
Officials are encouraging Flint residents to test their water immediately after turning a faucet on, and again after the water has run. George Krisztian is the Flint Action Plan Coordinator for the DEQ.
“Residents will be receiving a kit with two bottles in it. One 250 to highlight that the lead is coming from the fixture, and a second going to demonstrate that after the 250 mL bottle that lead should go down significantly.”
Krisztian said current water fixtures have lower lead levels than older fixtures. The state wants to collect testing data and then make recommendations to residents on whether or not they should consider replacing fixtures.
A new federal designation will make the area eligible for healthcare workforce recruitment and retention programs.
The designation indicates a shortage of personnel in the areas of medical, dental, and mental health care.
Jennifer Eisner is the spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health. She said with the designation, the Flint area can tap into programs that will help keep healthcare professionals from leaving the region…
“So this is a really good opportunity to keep physicians in Flint, and recruit those who may consider going elsewhere to practice and entice them to come to Flint and service the population there.”
Eisner said the goal is to provide more healthcare options and create better patient outcomes in the Flint community.
A federal appeals court has upheld Michigan’s emergency manager law. As part of the decision, a panel of judges held there is no fundamental right to vote for local government officials. Continue reading →
Small businesses are a priority. That’s the message Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending to Michigan voters.
Clinton released a plan for small businesses today (Tues.). Continue reading →
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is boosting his presence in Michigan. Michigan’s campaign for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is expanding from one to seven senior staffers. Continue reading →
Michigan auto workers and labor leaders gathered Friday morning to oppose Republican nominee Donald Trump’s visit to Dimondale, Michigan later that day. The group gathered with a very clear message: Donald Trump would a “disaster” for Michigan. Continue reading →
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a pitch for the support of factory workers and African American voters today (Fri.). That was at a campaign stop at the Lansing suburb of Dimondale (DYE’-mun-dayl). Continue reading →
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will have a key role in democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s potential move into the White House. The Clinton campaign announced Tuesday that Granholm is a co-chair on Clinton’s transition team. Continue reading →
A new bill would make physician-assisted suicide legal in Michigan The bill is modeled after Oregon’s law, and requires two doctors to agree that the patient will likely die within six months. The patient would also have to be over 18 years-old, and meet certain criteria before getting medicine from a doctor that will end their life. Continue reading →
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton travels to Michigan tomorrow (Thu.) to deliver a speech on jobs and the economy. Her visit follows a jobs speech Monday in Detroit by Republican nominee Donald Trump. Continue reading →
Pence gets the crowd cheering during his speech in Grand Rapids, MI.
During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Governor Pence joked that most people probably don’t know him. He tried to change that today during his first speech in Michigan since he was announced as Trump’s running mate. Continue reading →
Meeting with Michigan delegates today [Thursday]… Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders accused Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump of being a demagogue…who should never become president of the United States.
“We will do everything we can to defeat a candidate who insults Latinos and Mexicans, who insults Muslims, who insults women, who insults African-Americans.”
Sanders urged his most loyal supporters to back Hillary Clinton for president in November.
Several Michigan delegates say they can’t vote for the Democratic presidential nominee in November. They plan to vote for Green Party nominee Jill Stein.