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Michigan governor gives State of the State address

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:25:28 GMT

Gov. Rick Snyder today touted the state's Medicaid expansion and called for addressing Michigan's aging infrastructure over the next several decades, citing the Flint water crisis that has roiled his administration and a football field-sized sinkhole that formed recently in suburban Detroit. In his seventh annual State of the State address to lawmakers, the second-term Republican said "we hope for the best" as the GOP-led Congress considers ending expanded Medicaid under the federal health care law, "but we can't count on it.

Northern Michigan University football player found dead in dorm

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:32:51 GMT

A Lapeer native and Northern Michigan University football player died Tuesday morning in his residence hall room, according to a WLUC-TV6 report . The death of 20-year-old sophomore Anthony Herbert was confirmed to the Northern Michigan TV station by NMU President Fritz Erickson.

Michigan Legislature Repeals Preferential Hiring Requirement for Special Education Personnel

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:48:48 GMT

On January 3, 2017, Governor Snyder signed into law Public Act 429, which is to take immediate effect. This Act repeals a somewhat obscure provision of the Michigan Revised School Code.

How $3.5M in Michigan invasive species grants will be spent

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:17:09 GMT

Seventeen Michigan projects will share $3.5 million to combat and control invasive species this year. The state and federal grant money comes through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development .

Sheriff: Boy, 14, rolls car with drunken woman in backseat

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:41:34 GMT

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy crashed a car in western Michigan as he drove with an intoxicated woman in the backseat. reports the boy was among several people under age 16 who gathered at the woman's home in Mason County's Branch Township.

Parts of Michigan get $1.3M to help end youth homelessness

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:11:25 GMT

The funding is part of $33 million being awarded through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program to support a coordinated response to the problem. The program was developed with youth in mind, relying on recommendations provided by young people who had experienced homelessness.

Shoppera s death raises questions about big-box lots

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:29:13 GMT

The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could expand liability for injuries outside big-box stores. Virginia Rawluszki eventually died from her injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck in the crosswalk of a Menards store in Bay City in 2011.

Once mighty Michigan Congressional delegation looks to rebuild influence in D.C.

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:39:32 GMT

We used to be a pretty big deal in Congress but, now, Michigan's House delegation is in a re-building season. A new session of Congress has been sworn in in D.C. and for the first time in generations none of our Michigan Representatives are committee chairs.

AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices fall 10 cents

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:53:04 GMT

The Dearborn-based auto club says late Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.40 per gallon. That's about 61 cents more than it was at the same point last year.

Is Betsy DeVos good or bad for edtech?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:28:35 GMT

Will Trump's Education Secretary pick be a boon for edtech advocacy and implementation? And if so, will it only benefit some students? School choice, support of teachers unions, and her record in Michigan have been the leading controversial talking points in education when it comes to Donald Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. But with a background in technology investment, could DeVos be a leader in the support of successfully-implemented edtech? According to Philanthropy magazine in spring 2013, DeVos serves as chairman of the Windquest Group-a privately held, multi-company operating group that invests in technology, manufacturing, and clean energy-which she founded with her husband in 1989.

EMU kicks off MLK Day celebrations with commemorative march

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:45:18 GMT

Eastern Michigan University kicked off its five-day Martin Luther King celebration with its 31st annual commemorative march around campus Thursday, Jan. 12. Students were enthusiastic as they marched from Welch Hall to the Student Center where they were invited to attend an MLK art gallery immediately following the march which featured black history themed art by EMU students. This year's theme for the five-day celebration is "Courageous Conversations: The Writings on the Wall."

Whitmer headlines West Michigan rally to save Obamacare

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:10:46 GMT

The call-and-response was led by former Michigan State Senator and Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer during one of two "Save Health Care" rallies held within the state by party leaders this weekend. The second took place in Warren a few hours before about 200 people attended the rally in West Michigan.

Thousands attend Bernie Sanders health care rally in Michigan

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:36:33 GMT

Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan where Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Americans to resist Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of a number of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight opposition. People lined up four abreast to get to the rally in the parking lot of Macomb County Community College in the Detroit suburb of Warren.

The Latest: Envoy warns Trump govt: Don't move embassy

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:36:32 GMT

French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault, left, shakes hands with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit at the opening of the Mideast peace conference in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Fearing a n... .

Thousands attend Sen. Bernie Sanders healthcare rally in Michigan

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:36:31 GMT

People wait for the start of a health care rally in Warren, Mich., north of Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. People wait for the start of a health care rally in Warren, Mich., north of Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

Michigan Football: Wolverines Rank High In Early 2017 Polls

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:22:05 GMT

Some of the early polls for 2017 have Michigan football ranked in the top 5, others have them as low as No. 15. The college football season has been over for less than a week, yet many are already looking ahead to the 2017 season.

Tips for hate crime hoaxers

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:57:54 GMT

In a country of more than 320 million people, everything must happen once. So it's somewhat surprising that not one of the alleged post-election hate crimes committed by Trump supporters has turned out to be true.