Travis Sleight

Student Reporter

Travis Sleight is a student reporter for WCMU, joining our staff in early 2017. You can hear him report daily for 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered.'

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Over 1.5 million Michiganders are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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A network to support for crime victims of crime and to prompt changes in the criminal justice system is coming to Michigan.

The Alliance for Safety and Justice plans to open offices in Michigan next year.  

Robert Rooks is the Vice President of the group. He said the best way to know what changes are needed is to listen to people who are the most impacted by the problem.

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The Village of Kingsley has been selected as the future location of a 100,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility. The facility carries a $20-million price tag.


Village trustees approved a resolution this week essentially welcoming growers.


Ross Childs is the interim village manager for Kingsley. He said trustees did not approve the sale of medical pot in Kingsley, but they approved everything else.


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A public-private partnership is growing in an  effort  to bring a native fish back to Michigan. The Arctic Grayling disappeared from state waters in the 1930’s. Now biologists are fighting climate change to bring it back.

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Over half a million deer hunters look forward to opening day of firearm season in Michigan. Small business owners look forward to the season too, and to the financial uptick that follows the hunters that travel to the area.

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County road commissions across the state are gearing up for winter road work, and they say the statewide gas tax increase is helping.

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Ferris State University has launched its largest ever fundraising campaign. The campaign aims to invest in infrastructure and will proved millions of dollars in new scholarships for students.

Legislation introduced in Lansing would improve early childhood education, particularly in language development, for children with hearing impairments.

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Former Michigan State Senator Jason Allen was appointed by the Trump administration as the new Director for USDA Rural Development in Michigan.

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Meteorologists predict this winter will see temperatures at or below average. Energy experts said it’s a good time to remind homeowners that winterizing homes can save a lot of  money on utility bills.