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State lawmakers want to import pharmaceutical drugs from Canada to lower costs

New legislation in the Michigan House would create a program for importing pharmaceutical drugs from Canada.

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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, including many young activists, turned out for rallies across Australia on Friday, kicking off a day of worldwide protests to demand action on climate change.

The mission is known as the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate, or MOSAiC. Its overarching goal is to collect a vast trove of data that can help improve how the Arctic is represented in climate models.

To do that, a group of scientists will try to freeze an icebreaker into the ice — for an entire year.

It has been a week since the disturbing discovery of thousands of fetal remains at the home of a former abortion provider, and authorities still don't know why he kept them.

Ulrich Klopfer had performed abortions at three clinics in Indiana but lived across the state line in Illinois.

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The Legislature has sent a K-through-12 schools budget to Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The bill was adopted with the support of Republicans and Democrats. But the budget has a lot less money then what the governor’s’ recommended for special education and at-risk students.


Fifteen state governors, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer, are calling on the federal government to take action on PFAs contamination.


New legislation in the Michigan House would create a program for importing pharmaceutical drugs from Canada.

Beet Juice for Icy Roads

Sep 18, 2019
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The Michigan Department of Transportation may soon use Beet Juice to combat icy roads in the winter, as the State Senate Tuesday voted in favor of the idea. 

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Michigan retailers have two weeks to sell off their inventories of nicotine-laced, flavored vaping products.


A new survey says marijuana use among 19-22 year olds is the highest its been in 35 years.

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For the first time, fall travel will be featured with summer travel in Pure Michigan’s national tourism campaign.


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            The slow roll toward a partial state government shutdown continues in Lansing. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican leaders aren’t talking.

Cokie Roberts passes away at 75

Sep 17, 2019
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One of NPR’s most recognizable news voices has died.

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Those dealing with the impacts of high water levels on the Great Lakes may not get much relief.


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