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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Have you ever driven through the countryside and noticed an oil well with fire coming out of the top?

That’s a gas flare. It burns off natural gas that’s released as a

by-product of pumping.

Those flares could have negative effects on your health and the environment.

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The electric cables which leaked hundreds of gallons of dielectric fluid in the Straits of Mackinac have been capped.

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New investment in Iosco county is expected to bring more than 200 new advanced manufacturing and engineering jobs.

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The former CEO of Valley State Credit Union will spend up to 20 years in prison for embezzling more than $700,000 dollars from the credit union.

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A new bill, HB5847, introduced in Lansing last week would repeal a law from the 1930’s restricting ownership of attack or defense trailers.