Utah Senator Oren Hatch on Donald Trump

Trump Birch Run Press Conference 2Utah U-S Senator Oren Hatch told Michigan’s Republicans to vote for Donald Trump in November … because he says the alternative for president “couldn’t be worse.”

Hatch spoke to the state’s delegation to the Republican National Convention this morning.

“The reason we got to win this presidency is because the next president is going to have three to five members of the United States Supreme Court to nominate. And I can’t begin to tell you if it’s Hillary Clinton, we will be set back for well into a couple of generations.”

Hatch also spoke about his admiration for Michigan’s Paul Ryan…..referring to the Speaker of the House, who’s actually from Wisconsin.

An aide says the 82 year old Senator “misspoke.”

U.S Department of Justice aiming to prevent oil spills

DSC02249The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice aim to prevent future oil spills through a settlement with Enbridge Energy. Enbridge has agreed to pay out 177 million dollars for oil spills in the Kalamazoo River and Romeoville, Illinois.

Michigan to experience extreme heat

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Temperatures are heating up in Michigan. Meteorologists say this week, the state will see the some of the highest temperatures of the summer.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is warning residents in the Midwest to stay safe during the extended period of high heat.

They said people should drink plenty of water, limit their exposure to the sun, and avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day.

Jim Keysor is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. He said with the high heat and humidity severe thunderstorms are a possibility.

“We have one complex of thunderstorms potentially Thursday afternoon and evening, and those could be severe with large hail, damaging winds, even an isolated tornado. Probably fairly quiet Friday and Saturday. And then additional thunderstorms on Sunday. So even though we need the rain we certainly don’t want the severe side of it.”

Keysor said this is the first time since 2012 that Michigan has seen a several days of high heat and humidity.

Adults are urged to stay current with vaccinations

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Fewer than thirty percent of adults in America, receive their recommended vaccinations each year. The state is reminding people vaccinations aren’t just for children.


Health officials say adults living with heart disease, diabetes, HIV and chronic kidney disease are more at risk for complications from vaccine-preventable illnesses.

They say, staying current on vaccinations not only protects the recipient but helps prevent the spread of diseases within the community.

Jennifer Eisner is the spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services. She says, when mom and dad are vaccinated, it can protect the family.

“Often times adults may think that vaccines are for younger children and may forget about protecting themselves. What’s important to remember is that by staying up-to-date on your vaccines you’re actually helping to protect children you’re around as well.”

Eisner says, the CDC has a recommended vaccination schedule for certain age and high risk groups.

Here’s a link to the CDC vaccination schedule http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html

Northern Michigan mental health agency implements a new crisis team

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As many as fifteen-hundred people a year in northern Michigan seek out mental health crisis services.

Now a local agency has formed a 24-hour crisis team.

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Michigan State University has predicted an outbreak of West Nile in Michigan

D-18335-015 Bike Ride Summer 2014The wetter the summer, the more mosquitoes you’re likely to find outside. In hot, dry summers like this there are fewer mosquitoes, but the ones there are are a greater threat. That’s because West Nile virus spreads more easily in warm weather. This summer Michigan State University has predicted an outbreak of West Nile in Michigan. WMUK’s Rebecca Thiele tells us more about these virus-carrying mosquitoes and why bug spray isn’t going to help.
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CMU research group is creating a digital model of a medieval city in Spain

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A Central Michigan University research group returned from Spain this month, where they digitally mapped a medieval city.

Without ever digging in the ground – a CMU research team is working to recreate a 15th century city digitally.

Scott de Brestian is an art history professor at CMU.

He said the group used drones and thermal technology to view the remains of the ancient city and its artifacts.

“So Nájera is today a fairly small, sleepy town of a few thousand people, but in the past it was a royal capital it had one of the most important monasteries in northern Spain and it has a very rich history.”

De Brestian said the group used drones and thermal technology to view the remains of the ancient city and its artifacts.

“One technique that we’re using is photogrammetry, which is a way of taking photographs of a building or an object from various objects and combining them, and that creates a 3D model then that you can actually import into our database.”

De Brestian said he’s looking forward to working on more projects like this in the future.

State bans chum in trout streams

e8bd46b6f17f558547adb749a42dd826Anglers won’t be able to use chum while fishing on many Michigan trout streams. “Chumming” is where a fisherman throws bait into the water to lure fish. Some anglers say the practice is unethical. The Natural Resources Commission made the decision to ban chumming in certain trout streams yesterday after hearing from more than 250 anglers at its monthly meeting.
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Christie urges Republicans to get behind Trump

Trump0304-fotoMichigan’s delegates to the Republican National Convention cheered a former rival to Donald Trump….when he called for all Republicans to back the presumptive G-O-P presidential nominee.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was an hour late getting to the Michigan delegation meeting. But his message to the delegates was spot on time…and in tune with the sentiment with most in the room…

“If you’re a Republican, and you have voted for Republican nominees for president, and you’re not working for Donald Trump….you’re working for Hillary. That’s the bottom line.”

The delegation will hear from one of those other Republicans tomorrow [Tuesday].

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will speak to Michigan’s delegates…but he does not plan on attending the convention in Cleveland.

Disclosures reveal private wealth is being funneled into congressional races

THREE 100 DOLLAR ROLLSDisclosures released last week reveal congressional candidates in two primary races have spent a combined one million dollars of personal wealth on their campaigns just last quarter.

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Idelwild, a look down memory lane

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Our On The Map series this week explores the connection between community and culture and how unique cultures form communities.

Idlewild was the epitome of entertainment for African Americans to enjoy and be apart of. It was the place to be from the 1920’s to the 60’s.
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