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.'

Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force

There have been a number of reports, conferences and discussions about the opioid crisis. Now one Mid-Michigan organization said we should also be talking about human trafficking.


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Late last week, Michigan was classified with widespread flu activity. That’s the CDC’s fifth and final stage in measuring influenza outbreaks.


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The Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan has found its way to northern Michigan and public health officials are urging anyone who’s considered high risk to get vaccinated.


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A blast of southern air found its way into Michigan causing record breaking temperatures across the mitten.


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As employers work to send out W2 forms, scammers are working to try to figure out how they can steal your identity at tax time.


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Warmer temperatures are breaking up the ice in the Great Lakes and it’s helping freighters haul loads before the commercial shipping season ends on Monday.

 

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The recent cold snap has left Great Lakes freighters struggling through ice covered lakes trying to make their final loads before the shipping season ends early next week.


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This year marks 100 years since elk were reintroduced to Michigan after their eradication in the late 1800’s.


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Mastodons once moved freely in Michigan and next week in Midland one will be moving again.


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More than 2,800 Michigan residents are eligible for compensation following a multi-million dollar settlement with the nation's ninth largest mortgage lender.

New Jersey based mortgage lender and servicer, PHH Mortgage Corporation, has agreed to pay out $45-million to residents of 49 states for improper loan service practices.

Megan Hawthorne is Attorney General Bill Schuette's Press Secretary. She said roughly $2-million should go to Michigan residents.

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