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Michigan to receive federal funding for opioids

Oct 8, 2018
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Michigan will get more than $50 million from the federal government to help fight the state’s opioid epidemic. The money will be spread out over two years and used for three purposes – prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Opioid-related deaths in Michigan up from 2017

Oct 8, 2018
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The number of opioid related deaths in Michigan went up in 2017, according to preliminary data.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports just under two thousand deaths in Michigan last year were tied to opioids. 

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  Thousands of students across Michigan will take part in “Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, with around 200 schools set to participate. The event is a joint project organized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and the Safe Routes to School Program. The program works to provide children with safe and convenient routes to school to encourage them to start their day with physical activity.

Katie Alexander is the director of the Safe Routes program. She said the benefits of kids getting morning exercise carry over into the classroom.

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They’re known as ‘Gen Alpha’. The first of America’s newest generation is entering elementary school, and researchers are already guessing how they will revolutionize the classroom.

Steve Keene has more…

 

 


MichMash: Enbridge Line 5

Oct 5, 2018
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Governor Rick Snyder and Enbridge Energy have reached a deal to replace the aging oil and gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. The company would build a new stretch of Enbridge Line 5 buried in a tunnel beneath the bedrock. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about the questions still swirling around this plan.

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A new national report finds rising college tuition costs disproportionately impact families of color.


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In the middle of a tight re-election campaign, Michigan Congressman Mike Bishop took time today to escort a top Trump administration official around a Lansing development project.

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A package of bills has passed out of the State House, aimed at increasing protections for the Line 5 Pipeline.


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Catholic diocese across the state received search warrants Wednesday from the Michigan Attorney General.


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A bill headed to the Governor's desk this week bans the creation of marijuana-infused liquors.


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