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Muskegon Community College student Stephanie Carr of North Muskegon, was recently selected to represent the East Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers in the annual World GeoBowl on April 7 during the annual American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting in Denver, CO.

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural and Development (MDARD) has confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in three white-tailed deer from a Newaygo County deer farm.

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), on Jan. 10, confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season in Michigan. Influenza claims the lives of children every year across the United States. MDHHS is urging residents …

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division has received a $1.65 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The funds will be used to increase screening for family cancer history, an…

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.

LANSING, Mich. – As the 2020 state income tax filing season approaches, the Michigan Department of Treasury cautions taxpayers about depending on receiving their refund by a certain date to pay for large holiday purchases because some tax returns may require additional review and take longer…

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.

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…

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

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…

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.

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.

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Muskegon Community College student Stephanie Carr of North Muskegon, was recently selected to represent the East Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers in the annual World GeoBowl on April 7 during the annual American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting in Denver, CO.

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural and Development (MDARD) has confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in three white-tailed deer from a Newaygo County deer farm.

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), on Jan. 10, confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season in Michigan. Influenza claims the lives of children every year across the United States. MDHHS is urging residents …

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division has received a $1.65 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The funds will be used to increase screening for family cancer history, an…

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.

LANSING, Mich. – As the 2020 state income tax filing season approaches, the Michigan Department of Treasury cautions taxpayers about depending on receiving their refund by a certain date to pay for large holiday purchases because some tax returns may require additional review and take longer…

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.

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…

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

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…

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.

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.