Author Archives: CMU Public Radio News

Moose-wolf study honored

WolfA study of the predator-prey relationship between moose and wolves on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior has been inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. WNMU’s Nicole Walton has more.
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Report: Michigan families lag behind in financial security

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf a personal emergency hit tomorrow, nearly 40 percent of Michigan residents would have little or no savings to cover the costs, according to a 2014 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard, which ranks the state 27th in the nation for household financial security.
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Generic drug users may be giving up legal rights

file000192652027When people take generic drugs, they may be unwittingly surrendering some of their legal rights, according to Allison Zieve, an attorney with the watchdog group Public Citizen, who explained that that’s because of a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.
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Michigan to ‘light it up blue’ for autism

gr-38416-1-1Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

One in 68 U.S. kids now has autism, a 30 percent increase from just two years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

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Pointing out potholes could provide payback

DSC07421Michigan’s harshest winter in decades has helped create some of the state’s largest potholes in decades.
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Schuette announces re-election bid

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his re-election campaign Monday in his hometown of Midland.

In his speech, Schuette touted his record in office, including efforts to combat human trafficking and protect pensions.

“A record that’s strong and clear,” Schuette said. “It’s a record of being a voice for victims. A voice for the constitution and a voice for Michigan.”

Schuette listed his efforts to fight human trafficking and protect pensions among his accomplishments during his first term.

“It’s a long election and I’m going to win,” he said. “I’m going to take my case to the citizens across the state of Michigan.”

Schuette did not directly mention his fight against same sex marriage or to curb access to medical marijuana in his speech to his supporters.

He told reporters afterward he would not shy away from the marriage issue.

A federal judge struck down Michigan’s gay marriage ban last week.

A federal appeals court put the decision on hold Saturday, after about 300 gay couples married.

Schuette expects the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide the case.

Story produced by Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio.

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AMBER ALERT: Nivaeh Cantrell-Jones – CANCELLED AS OF 9:15AM

Nevaeh Cantrell-JonesThe Highland Park Police Department is investigating an incident of an endangered missing child Nevaeh Cantrell-Jones. The father, Brandon Cantrell with his brother Maurice Brown went to an address in Highland Park and forcibly took the child from the mother (Sade Jones) Read more

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Prison food provider fined by MDOC

The Michigan Department of Corrections has fined the company that handles food operations in state prisons.
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Governor honors Michigan gold medal winners

Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships

Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships

Gov. Rick Snyder honored Olympic Ice Dancing Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the state Capitol Tuesday. The two University of Michigan students won gold medals at the recent Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. Read more

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Report: More low-income students getting a higher ed head start

file000727454092More Michigan kids are making college dreams come true while still in high school. That’s according to a new report that finds the number of low-income Michigan pupils taking Advanced Placement coursework has increased eight-fold over the past ten years.
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