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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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Do you see a blue dress or a gold dress? Well, this time it's a green Zara jacket. And the color doesn't matter — it's what's written on the back in big white graffiti lettering: "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?"

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Charles Krauthammer, the prominent Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and commentator for the Fox News Channel, has died.

His death was confirmed by Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor for the Post. The cause of Krauthammer's death was cancer. He was 68.

Months before he was asked to review a Justice Department request for a citizenship question to be added to the 2020 census, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross already had concluded that including one "could be warranted." In fact, Ross and his staff asked the Justice Department to submit the formal request for the controversial question, according to a newly released memo written

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Strong drug monitoring programs reduce the number of opioids that get prescribed, this according to a new study from the University of Michigan.


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Michigan’s OK2SAY program has received more than 14-thousand tips about students struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide since it’s launch in 2014. Now, the program has launched an initiative aimed at reaching more students.


Some public schools are out for the summer, and others will be soon. That means kids may have free time to use social media and play videogames. But how much screen time is too much for today’s youth?

 

 

Sarah Domoff, an Assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Central Michigan University, said too much screen time can have an effect on a child’s well being.

 

Racial equity would bring in billions for state

Jun 6, 2018
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According to a new report, eliminating racial disparities in Michigan would generate billions of dollars over the next 30 years.

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The only Democrat running in Michigan’s first congressional district has filed suit against the Michigan Board of Canvassers and Secretary of State for not allowing him to appear on the ballot.


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The state’s budget for the department of corrections will likely include another prison closure.This would be the third closure in Michigan in three years.


Areas of Michigan continue to flood

Jun 6, 2018
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Flooding continues to plague communities around Michigan.

Larry Nassar’s boss will go to trial

Jun 5, 2018
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A former Michigan State University Dean had a critical hearing today. The judged decided there is enough evidence for William Strampel to stand trial for a felony and multiple misdemeanor charges.

Fire Department Takeover Proposal

Jun 5, 2018
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Details of the proposed Muskegon Fire Department takeover by the City of Muskegon Heights were unveiled Monday evening. Among them would be the elimination of a number of jobs.


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A state lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill to legalize growing commercial hemp.


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