Max Cobb

Student Reporter

Max Cobb is a student reporter for WCMU's news department. He reports daily for 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered."

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A package of bills that would better protect courthouse workers from attack is on its way to a senate committee.

 

The bills would increase the punishment for anyone guilty of attacking a courthouse worker.

 

State representative Andy Schor is one the sponsors of the bill package.

 

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Ballast water and recreational boating are some ways invasive species can be introduced in Michigan waters. Another way is through the dumping of pet fish.

 

DNR officials said pet fish dumping is among the main sources of introducing invasive species into Michigan waters.

 

Seth Herbst is an aquatic invasive species coordinator for the DNR fisheries division.

 

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A guide to local produce and food markets in the northern Michigan area will be available beginning this weekend.

 

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Students are heading into summer vacation around Michigan over the next few weeks. That means no more school lunches for children living in poverty.  

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Michigan is in the heart of wildfire season, and state Department of Natural Resources officials say if a fire does crop up, drone activity can get in the way of firefighting operations.

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