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 →
Opioid tracking in Michigan is getting an overhaul in the future. A state task force has been working on using millions of dollars to put a dent in Michigan’s opioid drug problem. A big portion of the money and resources will go toward a new opioid tracking system. 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 →
Michigan and China have a larger trading relationship than many consumers know. In the past decade, Michigan exports to China have grown by over 200 percent… and the state wants to see that number increase even more.
Officials with the state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said, Chinese consumers like Michigan dairy products and cherries, and they hope to introduce more Michigan products to Chinese distributors.
Jamie Zmitko-Somers is the International Marketing Program Manager for the department. She said the trade mission aims to represent all Michigan companies.
“This would be for any Michigan companies looking to further their exports into the Chinese market or break into the China market for the first time. So it could be smaller companies or larger companies as well.”
It seems summer reading programs aren’t just for kids anymore.
Michigan public libraries are launching summer reading programs that encourages kids,teens even and adults to pick up a book and read.
Bill Disessa is the spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Education.
He says it’s important for parents to set an example by reading. Kids reading skills can get rusty over the summer and cause a slowdown in the fall.
“Often times their teachers have to spend time that they had planned to spend moving forward .But unfortunately due to some sort of back sliding over the summer, they spend some instructions time at the beginning of the new school year going over old plans and old lessons that they should’ve just left the previous year.”
Disessa said the State theme for this summer’s reading programs is wellness,fitness and sports.
The program is also focusing on science,technology,engineering and math or STEM activities.