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Officials say Michigan could be affected by coronavirus

Michigan health officials say it’s possible that the new COVID-19 coronaviru will disrupt daily life in the state.

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A Colorado woman gave her daughter, 6, an old phone to play with. KDVR reports a 911 dispatcher heard a child's voice on the line. Officers arrived to find a stuffed bunny needing medical attention.

Olivia Hooker was a 6-year-old in Tulsa, Okla., when a race riot destroyed her community as well as her own home.

In less than 24 hours, mobs of white men destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Greenwood District, an affluent African American neighborhood of Tulsa. It's estimated as many as 300 people were killed.

As they wrecked her own home, she and her three siblings quietly hid under a dining room table, careful not to make a sound.

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The state of Michigan has agreed to pay a total of 80 million dollars to former juvenile inmates who say they were victims of sexual abuse in prison. The deal also includes making changes to how the state houses juveniles in prison.


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Michigan health officials say it’s possible that the new COVID-19 coronaviru will disrupt daily life in the state. 

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The state has processed nearly half the number of applications it’s received from people hoping to serve on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.  


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Michigan on Thursday launched a first of its kind searchable database of local ordinances regarding zoning for wind and solar energy.


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Michigan is a step closer to new maximum contaminant levels for PFAs chemicals. The Environmental Rules Review Committee reviewed levels for seven chemicals in the group on Thursday.


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Giving up or reducing the amount of driving affects older men and women differently.  AAA Michigan says an ongoing study found differences in a survey of nearly three-thousand older adults over five years.

"Compared to women, men over the age of 65 who've reduced their driving in the last year report lower levels of social support when it comes to advice, suggestions, and information about issues they may be facing."

The doctor who helped expose the Flint water crisis says these days she is “prescribing hope” to Flint’s children. Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha visited the campus of Central Michigan University this week to talk about her work and her book, What the Eyes Don’t See.


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State and local officials are working to determine how much transformer fluid leaked into the Pine River on Tuesday. They say the spill started at a residential property in Gratiot county, but it was reported as far away as Midland.


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The National Institute of Mental Health lists ages 18-21 as the median age of onset for eating disorders. That’s the same time many in the age group find themselves attending college. At Central Michigan University some students are joining a national movement this week to raise awareness on eating disorders.

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City officials are planning to start building an accessible baseball field in Midland this fall. 

Last year, the city announced plans to have a fully accessible baseball field. Now, the city is raising money for the $1.6 million project. 

 


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