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WRONG WAY DRIVING: MDOT, the State Police and Grand Rapids are teaming up to reduce the number of deadly wrong-way driving crashes. New detectors are being installed at a number of locations in Grand … more
By BRANDY MUZCapital News Service  LANSING – Community colleges in Michigan are making moves to improve educational opportunities for their adult students. Brandy Johnson, the president of the … more
SPORTS: Some community colleges are expanding their athletics programs as a way to recruit and retain students and help athletes succeed academically, although sports facilities are expensive to … more
By LIZ NASS  Capital News Service  LANSING – During the COVID-19 pandemic, neighborhoods with less access to traditional health care saw a lack of resources for treating the virus.  In September … more
OPEN MEETINGS:The state’s 28 community colleges want the Legislature to make it easier for their elected trustees to vote remotely at board meetings, but pending Open Meetings Act legislation by a … more
COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOUSING: Community colleges are urging the Legislature to make it easier for them to afford to build housing for their students, many of them already hard pressed financially to … more
SEA LAMPREY: A recently discovered chemical compound that makes it difficult for invasive sea lamprey to find their breeding grounds in Northern Michigan streams may be a new tool for controlling a … more
DRUG TEST: Mandatory drug testing for bus drivers, including testing for legal medical and recreational marijuana, makes it harder for public transit agencies to recruit and retain drivers. It’s a … more
Safe Routes to School is a federal grant program that helps make it safe, convenient and fun for students to walk and bike to school. In Michigan, it is administered by the Michigan Fitness … more
While Michigan pundits and policymakers have set their sights on addressing population decline and economic development in the state, some business and policy groups are joining together to oppose … more
Barb Bynum and her husband, like a growing number of senior citizens, are newly homeless after they lost their home this year. more
Tom Helma, whose hundreds of local theater reviews in City Pulse over two decades offered insights into characters and plots that were influenced by his training and experience as a psychotherapist, died Nov. 21. He was 84. more
The day before the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Oxford High School, survivors and their parents met for a roundtable discussion at Oakland University on how Michigan can prevent another … more
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the nation’s highest-ranking Jewish official, spoke from the chamber on Wednesday about the rise of antisemitism in the United States since the … more
A Michigan legislator will be among five state lawmakers from across the country participating in a hunger strike while demanding a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. House Majority Floor … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Tuesday discussed how to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, in hopes of building upon last year’s federal gun safety … more
The Michigan State men’s basketball team (3-3) returned to the Jack Breslin Student Events Center to face off against out-of-conference foe Georgia Southern Eagles (0-6). Michigan State took the … more
A little over a week after ratifying contracts with the Detroit Three automakers, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union announced on Tuesday it had reached  a tentative agreement with Blue Cross Blue … more
TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Perched high on rugged cliffs overlooking Lake Superior, Split Rock Lighthouse dominates the shoreline. Visitors from across the country make the 113-year-old beacon one of the … more
If the five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, Americans can be found at all points along the continuum when it comes to global climate change and the … more
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