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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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.


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Following an unseasonably warm September and October you may welcome the cooler temperatures we’ve been experiencing. You may even be pleased to know the first snowfall of the season will likely come Monday night in parts of the northern Lower Peninsula.


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Accidents involving teenage drivers are on the rise. State transportation officials say from 2015 to 2016 crashes involving teen drivers rose six percent. Now the state is working directly with young people to find new ways to educate them on ways to be safer behind the wheel.


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