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State Senate returns with little to report…but budget talks ongoing

The state Senate was back in Lansing Tuesday. Lawmakers mostly met in private and did not vote on any bills…they say they are still working on coming up with a state budget and roads plan. The budget is due by midnight on September 30 th .

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Patrick Yoes, president of the National Fraternal Order of Police, about national implications of the firing of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Eric Garner's daughter, Emerald Garner, about the firing of the New York City police officer involved in her father's death.

The U.S. used to send a lot of its plastic waste to China to get recycled. But last year, China put the kibosh on imports of the world's waste. The policy, called National Sword, freaked out people in the U.S. — a huge market for plastic waste had just dried up.

Where was it all going to go now?

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Large algal bloom in Lake Erie

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Lake Erie is experiencing a large algal bloom that can be toxic to those who come in contact with it. The Michigan Department of Environment…Great Lakes and Energy says it is peak season for the cyanobacteria because of warm weather and rainfall. Spokesperson Hugh McDiarmid  says as of August 13th...the bloom covered 620 square miles…which is eight times the size of Cleveland.


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The state Senate was back in Lansing Tuesday. Lawmakers mostly met in private and did not vote on any bills…they say they are still working on coming up with a state budget and roads plan. The budget is due by midnight on September 30th.

Nursing scheduling mishaps

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Maternity nurses at Munson Medical Center are upset about changes to their work schedules after they unionized.


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Grand Traverse County Commissioners will vote on a resolution supporting  Enbridge Energy's Line 5 tunnel Wednesday. 

Three Upper Peninsula counties have already passed similar resolutions.


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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are asking a federal judge to toss a challenge the state’s new redistricting law.

Robert Barclay

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay previewed the Marquette Blues Fest featuring Rick Estrin & the Night Cats, The Jimmys, the Chris O'Leary Band and Eliza Neals. The fest takes place Labor Day weekend. He also previewed next weekend's Blues by the Bay in East Tawas (August 23-25) with the blues of John Primer and Laura Rain & the Caesars. 

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Community groups in Alpena are coming together to host a free dinner to build connections. 


Mid Michigan College

A shortage in skilled labor is prompting some colleges to expand their offerings in those fields. 


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A school-free summer is coming to an end for many young Michiganders...and health officials are encouraging parents to include vaccinations in their back-to-school shopping lists.

New PFAS study released

Aug 16, 2019
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The first statewide study of PFAS in Michigan’s public water supply came out today.

PFAS are toxic chemicals that can be found in things like firefighting foam, food packaging, and other consumer products.

They can cause cancer and other health problems.


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