Author Archives: Amy Robinson

About Amy Robinson

I enjoy being an observer and reporter of issues related to education, the environment, the economy, (sometimes) politics and (always) human behavior, and I believe that nobody does news better than NPR.

Wexford county man exonerated after spending five-years in prison.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Wexford county man is free today after being exonerated on an arson charge. Victor Caminata served five years in prison for the wrongful conviction. Read more

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“In Controversey They Stood”: MLK essay

Martin-Luther-King-Jr-9365086-2-402It’s been 85-years since the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.and more than 50-years since his “I have a dream” speech moved a nation.

In the 1960′s his civil rights messages were heard over radios and black and white tv sets.

Today, messages of all sorts are spread with the click of a mouse through social media.

The question of how social media impacts civil rights occurred to CMU Senior Shelbie Moore. She wrote an essay about MLK and social media for a University project.

Today, on this MLK day, she shares her thoughts.

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Michigan’s historic ship “Welcome” is finding a new home in Emmet County

ship 11-27-13A piece of Michigan’s history is being given a new home in Emmet county. The 18th century replica-ship, “Welcome” is in the process of finding a new home. Read more

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SVSU military student resource center set to open in January

US Flag 11-11-13Military students at Saginaw Valley State University will soon have a space to call their own.The school is finishing work on a new Military Student Resource Center. Read more

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Michigan to celebrate “America Recycles” week

recycling bins 11-08-13You may want to think twice before throwing that piece of scrap paper into the trash can.

State have officials announced Michigan will recognize and take part in a national effort, “America Recycles” week, beginning Saturday. Read more

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State offers family caregivers a personal thank you

coffeeNovember is National Family Caregivers Month. In recognition, family caregivers in Michigan are getting a thank you and perhaps a free cup of coffee from the State. Read more

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DNR hopes to head off hunting conflicts with a reminder for hunters

deerState officials are working this month to bring greater awareness to a five year old law. The law allows persons who are disabled to ride ORV’s while hunting on public lands. Read more

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Halloween rainfall may set records in Michigan

halloweenThe rain predicted for Halloween night may do more than soak some kids in costumes, it may set records.
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Michigan Department of Civil Rights celebrates its 50th anniversary with a multi-city tour

anniversaryThe State of Michigan is celebrating a milestone this year. Half a century ago, the state became the first in the nation to establish a Civil Rights Commission. Read more

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