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Upcoming Summer Olympic Games prompt concern from Alma College political science professor

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The Summer Olympic Games will take place in Brazil next month – one local political science expert says his concerns for athlete’s safety are high.

Derick Hulme is a political science professor at Alma College.

He said with threats of terrorism and political revolutions throughout the country, Brazil is not stable enough to host the games. Continue reading

Health officials are warning that shoveling heavy, wet snow could trigger a heart attack


Cold weather mixed with moving hundreds of pounds of wet and heavy snow can be the recipe for a heart attack.

Especially for those who don’t exercise regularly.

Leslie Kinnee is with the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. She said the simple activity of shoveling snow can be more strenuous than running on a treadmill. Continue reading

First case of Zika virus in the state confirmed in Ingham county


The first case of Zika virus in Michigan has been confirmed in Ingham county.

Health officials say the 61 year old female contracted Zika on vacation in Barbados, where the virus is present. She returned to Michigan with symptoms a few weeks ago, and the test results confirmed the virus.

The patient was not pregnant. Continue reading

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is taking on hate against Arab and Muslim Americans


Prejudice and hate towards Arab and Muslim Americans has prompted The Michigan Civil Rights Commission to renew support for its campaign — Take On Hate.

Take On Hate is working to promote acceptance toward families in Michigan with Middle Eastern heritage. Continue reading