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LANSING, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Missing Children’s Clearinghouse invites fifth grade students statewide to participate in the 2020 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The annual contest creates an opportunity to promote child safety while discussing the issue of mi…

LANSING - One of the first five priests to be charged in Attorney General Dana Nessel’s Clergy Abuse Investigation was sentenced November 20 by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Wanda Evans to 45 days in Wayne County Jail, one year of probation, and is required to attend sex offender counseling.

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LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday, November 19, applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) designation of 43 Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas, making assistance available to agriculture producers in those counties following adverse weather c…

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LANSING – Michiganders can now register to vote or update their voter registration online at Michigan.gov/VoterRegistration.

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LANSING, Mich. – Combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia reached an all-time high in the United States in 2018, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report (CDC). The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging regular…

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DEARBORN— More than 60- percent of teens got their driver’s license before the age of 18, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. An 11- percent increase since 2012.

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LANSING, Mich. – After several years of increases in overdose deaths, in 2018 Michigan experienced a decrease overall, including a slight decline in opioid-related overdose deaths, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today. In 2018, there were 2,599 overdos…

he Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced Wednesday that adult-use marijuana retailers who also hold a license for a medical marijuana provisioning center may transfer marijuana product from their medical inventory to their adult-use inventory, beginning this Sunday, in accordance with …

LANSING, Mich. – As part of World AIDS Day, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is recognizing the importance of public health workers and HIV networks in preventing and reducing HIV transmission in our state.

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) promulgated emergency rules for marijuana products intended for inhalation to address the public health crisis of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare of adult-use and medical…

LANSING, MI, October 21, 2019 – The Michigan Supreme Court announced today that it has awarded more than $11.2 million in grants to nearly 80 courts statewide to fund the operation of drug and sobriety court programs during Fiscal Year 2020. Extensive follow-up analysis shows that graduates …

LANSING, Mich. -- In response to last week’s Court of Claims order blocking the Department of Health and Human Services’ emergency rules banning flavored nicotine vaping products, Governor Gretchen Whitmer Oct. 25 filed an application for emergency leave with the Michigan Court of Appeals an…

LANSING, Mich. -Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Michigan, to be lowered to half-staff immediately, Friday, October 18 until the day after interment to honor the life and…

Autumn in Michigan includes tailgates and bonfires, along with Halloween parties. Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police want to remind people to enjoy these activities and make safe driving choices this month as seat belt enforcement steps up acros…

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has released detailed, step-by-step instructions today for the application for adult-use marijuana licenses. The MRA will begin accepting adult-use marijuana applications on November 1, 2019.

LANSING, Mich. – A fourth death due to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a Calhoun County resident, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. Due to the ongoing risk, MDHHS is recommending continued public health interventions to combat thi…

LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Tuesday announced that automatic voter registration officially has launched in Michigan and online voter registration will be available following the November 2019 election.

Law enforcement officers from 93 police departments, sheriff offices, and Michigan State Police (MSP) posts recently increased patrols across the state during the end-of-summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign Aug. 14–Sept. 2.

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead on Thursday joined his colleagues from both the House and Senate as the two chambers worked out their differences on the 2020 Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy budgets.

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced Aug. 20 the dates, times, and locations of a series of educational sessions designed to familiarize potential adult-use marijuana applicants with the online application process.

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is currently investigating reports of e-cigarette/vaping-associated respiratory illnesses. As of Aug. 27, MDHHS is reviewing six cases; all diagnosed in the last 60 days.

On Aug. 16, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) issued a formal complaint against – and summarily suspended – the license of Iron Laboratories, a medical marijuana safety compliance facility located in Walled Lake, Michigan. The MRA also issued a health and safety bulletin.

LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the formation of a Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force and requested students to apply to serve as members. The task force will make recommendations for improving voter engagement among college students.

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reminded Consumers Energy and DTE customers they may be eligible for a $25 credit if they were without power for more than 16 hours as a result of recent electric outages.

Michigan’s seat belt use rate climbed slightly higher this year, rising from 93.4 percent in 2018 to 94.4 percent, according to recently-released results from a statewide grant-funded observation study conducted by Michigan State University.

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined seven other Attorneys General in a brief filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania supporting Safehouse, a Pennsylvania non-profit that intends to open a “safe injection site” to help prevent opio…

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July 2, 2019 -- A typical United States flag takes care and attention for display and storage. When that flag is 30 feet tall by 60 feet long, hung from the tower of the Mackinac Bridge, it's even tougher.

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) released the latest long-term regional employment projections to a crowd of state policy and decision makers at the Michigan Occupational Outlook Conference.

LANSING, MI – The Foster Care Review Board Program, administered by the State Court Administrative Office of the Michigan Supreme Court, is seeking citizen volunteers for membership on review boards located throughout the state.

Funding proposals for 2019 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program – a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Agricultur…

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LANSING, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Missing Children’s Clearinghouse invites fifth grade students statewide to participate in the 2020 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The annual contest creates an opportunity to promote child safety while discussing the issue of mi…

LANSING - One of the first five priests to be charged in Attorney General Dana Nessel’s Clergy Abuse Investigation was sentenced November 20 by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Wanda Evans to 45 days in Wayne County Jail, one year of probation, and is required to attend sex offender counseling.

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LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday, November 19, applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) designation of 43 Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas, making assistance available to agriculture producers in those counties following adverse weather c…

  • Updated

LANSING – Michiganders can now register to vote or update their voter registration online at Michigan.gov/VoterRegistration.

  • Updated

LANSING, Mich. – Combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia reached an all-time high in the United States in 2018, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report (CDC). The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging regular…

  • Updated

DEARBORN— More than 60- percent of teens got their driver’s license before the age of 18, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. An 11- percent increase since 2012.

  • Updated

LANSING, Mich. – After several years of increases in overdose deaths, in 2018 Michigan experienced a decrease overall, including a slight decline in opioid-related overdose deaths, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today. In 2018, there were 2,599 overdos…

he Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced Wednesday that adult-use marijuana retailers who also hold a license for a medical marijuana provisioning center may transfer marijuana product from their medical inventory to their adult-use inventory, beginning this Sunday, in accordance with …

LANSING, Mich. – As part of World AIDS Day, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is recognizing the importance of public health workers and HIV networks in preventing and reducing HIV transmission in our state.

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) promulgated emergency rules for marijuana products intended for inhalation to address the public health crisis of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare of adult-use and medical…

LANSING, MI, October 21, 2019 – The Michigan Supreme Court announced today that it has awarded more than $11.2 million in grants to nearly 80 courts statewide to fund the operation of drug and sobriety court programs during Fiscal Year 2020. Extensive follow-up analysis shows that graduates …

LANSING, Mich. -- In response to last week’s Court of Claims order blocking the Department of Health and Human Services’ emergency rules banning flavored nicotine vaping products, Governor Gretchen Whitmer Oct. 25 filed an application for emergency leave with the Michigan Court of Appeals an…

LANSING, Mich. -Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Michigan, to be lowered to half-staff immediately, Friday, October 18 until the day after interment to honor the life and…

Autumn in Michigan includes tailgates and bonfires, along with Halloween parties. Officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police want to remind people to enjoy these activities and make safe driving choices this month as seat belt enforcement steps up acros…