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More mosquitoes could mean fewer cases of West Nile

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Larger mosquito populations this year may feel like a curse, but specialists have said it could be a blessing in disguise.

“More mosquitoes can actually mean fewer mosquito-borne diseases,” said Dr. Carl Doud. He’s a mosquito specialist with the Midland County Health Department. Continue reading

Michigan awarded Federal Grant to feed kids during summer

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A five and a half million dollar grant will provide students from around Michigan with money for food.

The grant from the US Department of Agriculture will allow several school districts around the state to provide summer meals to students. Continue reading

Summer job outlook improves for teenagers

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Teenagers ages 16 through 19 are expected to have a better chance of finding a job this summer.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget said in a press release that the projected unemployment rate for teens during the summer will be 17%. That’s three down from last year. Continue reading

CMU undergrad awarded summer internship at Smithsonian

Allison SniderOften college students spend their summers back home, hanging poolside or working summer jobs.

One CMU student is spending her summer interning at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

Energy costs, demand expected to increase this summer

file0001691310751This past winter season impacted more than just Michigan roads.

State officials say the brutal winter and the polar vortex is also likely to impact summer energy prices. Continue reading