The WCMU Public Radio website is in maintenance mode this weekend!

Some website functions may be temporarily unavailable this weekend. You can read local news below, or national and world news at NPR.org.

Flickr User - nickelll | https://flic.kr/p/5G2tFf

Eight communities across Michigan are preparing to implement new transportation projects with the goal of tackling transportation hurdles for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced in June it was looking for projects with innovative solutions to transportation issues. The state received 43 proposals asking for a total of $27 million. On September 28, MDOT announced the eight projects chosen for the challenge.

flickr user: mackinacislandgal / https://flic.kr/p/aCu7eh

A controversial pipeline that carries crude oil and natural gas liquids under the Straits of Mackinac is on its way toward being decommissioned. Sort of.


Martijn / https://flic.kr/p/71muTT

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has once again changed the deadline for dispensaries to have a license or be shut down.


Flickr User Eric Savage / https://flic.kr/p/2P7Jwm

Wildlife officials have been more and more concerned with diseases affecting the deer population in recent months, but new data shows populations may not be suffering as much as was feared.

Ben Thorp

The state demonstrated a drone Tuesday that it’s using to search for hazardous chemicals in Lake Margrethe in Crawford County.


stvcr / https://flic.kr/p/8UEgA

Negotiations on a new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada could be promising for Michigan milk producers.


Flickr User: Redwin Law / https://flic.kr/p/JMKJ9

A landfill in northern Michigan will be allowed to inject contaminated water thousands of feet underground. After years of delay, The Environmental Protection Agency approved the well permit last week, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality followed suit Monday.

Flickr User - Ted Eytan | https://flic.kr/p/UXpj7H

Central Michigan University is hosting a discussion for students to share their experiences as people who identify as transgender and nonbinary.

The event will give students a space to talk about experiences without judgment.

Dr. Jon Humiston is special assistant to the provost and a facilitator of the discussion. Humiston said one of the main points of the event is to spread awareness of transgender and nonbinary students with their peers who are cisgender… that is, they identify as their birth gender.  

flickr user: Maureen / https://flic.kr/p/faksxt

Several environmental groups are stepping up their efforts against an expected plan to build a tunnel for an oil pipeline that passes through the Mackinac Straits.


flickr user: conor lawless / https://flic.kr/p/LKDbaA

Legalizing recreational marijuana would net half a billion dollars in new state tax revenue over its first five years. That's according to a new study.


Pages

Listen to Our Stream

If you're having issues with our embedded player, click here to listen to our stream.

Connect with WCMU

Follow WCMU on Twitter