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Federal study shows PFAs impact human health at levels roughly ten times lower than thought

A study on PFAs previously blocked by the Trump Administration and the EPA was released Wednesday.

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The fact that rural, economically disadvantaged parts of the country broke heavily for the Republican candidate in the 2016 election is well known. But Medicare data indicate that voters in areas that went for Trump weren't just hurting economically — many of them were receiving prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

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Farmers gear up for National Cherry Festival

Jun 15, 2018

After a slow start to the growing season, cherry farmers are gearing up for the National Cherry Festival starting June 30th.


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The ACLU of Michigan wants a Detroit judge to order immigration authorities to stop coercive tactics against Iraqi immigrants in its custody. The immigrants face deportation orders for crimes – usually committed years ago.

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A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years.

Lake Ontario flood threat decreases

Jun 14, 2018
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It looks like Lake Ontario may have already reached its peak high for the season, which is good news for lakefront home owners and business owners.

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In Mt Pleasant today, for the first time ever, all twelve of Michigan’s federally recognized Indian tribes gathered with state health officials and federal law enforcement to discuss the opioid crisis.

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The 2018 Farm Bill passed out of a Senate committee on Thursday by a vote of 20 - 1.

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A bill would prohibit the banning of specific dog breeds in Michigan. A number of local governments have breed specific regulations, which primarily target pit bulls.

Several people treated for rabies in Ionia County

Jun 13, 2018
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The Ionia County Health Department confirmed several people are being treated for rabies after handling a rabid bat.

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Consumers Energy announced Wednesday that it’s Karn coal-burning power plant near Bay City is closing after nearly 60 years of service.

West Nile Virus identified in Saginaw County

Jun 13, 2018
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Health officials in Saginaw County say they have identified a serious virus transmitted from mosquitoes to humans.