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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Who can resist pictures of homeless cats and dogs?


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Michigan is the first state in the country to offer an addiction assistance program at every state police post.


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Early predictions from the Center of Disease Control said flu season could be more severe this year.


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The final report on alternatives to Enbridge’s Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac was released two weeks ago. Now, state officials have announced public feedback sessions.


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Attracting new developers is an ongoing effort for many communities. Now, nearly 200 communities statewide are seeking a ‘Redevelopment Ready Communities’ certification or RRC -- that’s  basically a stamp of approval from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that the city is development friendly.


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This year it’s predicted people will open up their wallets and be slightly more generous this holiday season compared to last.  Giving Tuesday is said to be one of the reasons.


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The United States Army Corps of Engineers is planning another public meeting to discuss ways to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes and some Michigan residents are not pleased.


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Nationally, housing values are increasing less than they have in the recent past. However, in central Michigan, local housing experts say home values are blooming, especially entry level homes.


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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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