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5 ways proposed Medicaid work requirements could affect Michiganders

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:56:56 GMT

Sen. Mike Shirkey, sponsor of a bill that would require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work, speaks with reporters on April 19, 2018. (Emily Lawler The Michigan Senate on Thursday passed Senate Bill 897, which requires able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work 29 hours per week, something opponents warn could have far-reaching consequences.




Go green: Where to celebrate asparagus season in Michigan

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:35:18 GMT

In a farmer's field, when springtime solitude provides ample hush, Paul Skinner swears he can hear the asparagus grow. "I can hear it sort of creaking as it's growing," said Skinner, the owner of a local antiques and gift shop .




Ann Arbor rap duo Maroon resurfaces for 30th anniversary

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:56:25 GMT

Martin Kierszenbaum and Will Pflaum, as MK Chilly Dog and Will E.P., were the Michigan-based rap duo Maroon in the 1980s. Photo by Kelvin ChuMartin Kierszenbaum and Will Pflaum, as MK Chilly Dog and Will E.P., were the Michigan-based rap duo Maroon in the 1980s.




University seeking feedback, analyzing procedures following March 2 shooting

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:23:13 GMT

Jonathan Webb, associate vice president of Facilities Management, said keeping campus safe on March 2 was made easier by the cooperation of students, faculty and staff. "I think it's a lot about the attitude of people here at Central - a lot of Midwest values of people taking care of each other," Webb said.




See Michigan counties where deaths outpace births

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:16:29 GMT

Michigan population inched up about 0.8% between 2010 and 2017, and that growth came from two factors: Immigration and there were more births than deaths statewide, according to the latest Census numbers. No surprise, that growth was uneven across the state.




Scouting Michigan's newest commit: Te'Cory Couch

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:07:04 GMT

Michigan broke out the spatula Sunday, flipping four-star Te'Cory Couch from Tennessee. The cornerback had not been seriously considered to stick in the Volunteers class, but Michigan beat his home state Miami Hurricanes for his commitment.




Sick of the potholes? Michigan lawmakers may have a solution for blown tires, busted rims

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:47:08 GMT

It was a dark and stormy February night for state Rep. Darrin Camilleri and three other drivers along Pelham Road in Wayne County. The Brownstown Township Democrat hit a pothole, obscured by the darkness and rain- covered roads, and blew a tire on his Ford Focus.




Sick of the potholes? Michigan lawmakers may have a solution for blown tires, busted rims

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:47:07 GMT

Democrats in Michigan's state Legislature have introduced bills that will make it easier to report potholes and collect cash from the state for damages. Sick of the potholes? Michigan lawmakers may have a solution for blown tires, busted rims Democrats in Michigan's state Legislature have introduced bills that will make it easier to report potholes and collect cash from the state for damages.




Winners announced in 2017 Michigan APME newspaper contest

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:47:06 GMT

Newspapers in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Greenville were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. General Excellence awards for 2017 went to The Grand Rapids Press, The Lansing State Journal and The Daily News.




Michigan center accused of honoring patients' racist demands Michigan ...

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:33:11 GMT

Six black certified nursing assistants filed a lawsuit April 11 against Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where they all work or formerly worked. The Zeeland facility offers memory care, rehabilitation, retirement and assisted living to mostly senior patients.




Michigan basketball finishes with 8th overall 2018 recruiting class

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:11:40 GMT

With 247, Rivals and ESPN all finalizing their 2018 basketball rankings, the 247 Composite has the final team and player rankings for this cycle. Michigan ended up with one of their best classes ever, coming in at eighth in the country and second in the Big Ten, right behind Maryland.




When criminal justice and environmental justice collide

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:49:17 GMT

Rhonda Anderson and her daughter, Siwatu-Salama Ra, have spent much of their lives working to protect their Detroit community from polluters. Anderson has organized for the local Sierra Club for nearly two decades.




Contest-winning Michigan screenplay to become film

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:39:19 GMT

Under her quill, the ink's shape flits from chirping birds among pastel blooms to fires blazing in her character's eyes to crisp melodies crafted by deft fingers on piano keys. And with the help of Project Cinema MI, Lomske's grand, poetic visions will be made flesh, the Traverse City Record Eagle reported.




Eastern Michigan University students celebrate commencement

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:28:17 GMT

Eastern Michigan University students celebrated the culmination of years of hard work during the university's winter commencement ceremony Saturday, April 21. A total of 2,669 degree candidates registered for EMU's 2018 winter commencement, which took place during two ceremonies on Saturday in the EMU Convocation Center. This includes 1,897 undergraduates, 762 graduate students and 10 doctoral candidates.




Booher, Hoitenga hear students' safety concerns on anniversary of Columbine shooting

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:58:12 GMT

Michigan Senator Darwin Booher and Rep. Michele Hoitenga answered questions from Cadillac High School students on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School. Michigan Rep. Michele Hoitenga explains Michigan\'s open carry laws to Cadillac High School students on Friday.




This 4/20, Michigan's medical marijuana dispensaries are still waiting for licenses

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:27:02 GMT

Stateside decided to mark the date by talking to Michigan Radio's capitol bureau chief Rick Pluta about the latest developments in the process to license medical marijuana dispensaries. On why the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board hasn't issued a license in the 16 months since lawmakers approved regulating and taxing the medical marijuana industry "The hold up is that they've been setting this up for so long that they've just now started executing the standards that the Legislature adopted.




How Michigan State reached another crisis point

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:41:26 GMT

The administration at Michigan State University continues to face criticism over its handling of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. A group of Larry Nassar survivors are organizing a rally tonight at Michigan State University to call for the resignations of interim president John Engler and the entire board of trustees.