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PHOTO: While public hearings will not be held in Michigan, residents can still have their say on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions at power plants by submitting a comment online. Photo courtesy of Click /

DETROIT - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to hear from Michiganders and others across the nation about its newly-announced Clean Power Plan, which sets state limits on the amount of carbon dioxide that can be produced by power plants. Supporters say the new regulations will save tho...Read More

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PHOTO: Most Americans underestimate the amount of sodium in their diets, which could lead to major health issues, according to the American Heart Association. Photo credit: lvimann/

LANSING, Mich. - Even if you've put down the salt shaker, there's a good chance you're still getting too much sodium in your diet, which could be putting you at risk for serious health issues. Many Michiganders have done a good job cutting back on salt in foods they prepare at home, said registere...Read More

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PHOTO: A convoy of trucks from Canada carrying hundreds of gallons of water crossed into Detroit on Thursday in a gesture of support for city residents whose water has been shut off in recent months. Photo credit: M. Barlow.

DETROIT - Call it a "special delivery" from Canada for Detroiters. A convoy carrying hundreds of gallons of tap water and activists from the Council of Canadians crossed the border Thursday afternoon in an effort to draw attention to the city's ongoing water shutoff saga. Priscilla Dzuibek, a memb...Read More

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PHOTO: Michigan tree growers are hoping for host state luck this year, as the nation's top Christmas tree growers meet in Allegan to compete for the honor of providing this year's official White House Christmas tree. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association.

ALLEGAN, Mich. - It may be July, but it's still the most wonderful time of the year for the nation's top Christmas tree growers, who are bringing their finest specimens to Michigan to vie for the honor of providing this year's official White House Christmas tree. Rick Dungey, executive director of ...Read More

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PHOTO: Services at community health centers have been expanding in Michigan and nationwide, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act. But unless Congress acts to continue funding that allowed them to grow, their future is up in the air. Photo credit: Clarita / Morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - Nationally and statewide, community health centers are peering over the edge of a funding cliff, despite more than 700,000 Michiganders annually using their services. Community health centers are typically local clinics that treat patients regardless of their insurance status or ab...Read More

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PHOTO: July is National Park and Recreation Month, an initiative designed to encourage people to spend more time taking in the fresh air and scenery of the great outdoors. Photo credit: Tommy Hough.

LANSING, Mich. - While it may feel like summer is flying by, there's still plenty of time to enjoy all that Michigan has to offer during the season. A new campaign is urging Michiganders to get outside and do just that. Lauren Hoffman directs marketing and communications at the National Recreation...Read More

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PHOTO: State police say the number of female troopers is not a good reflection of the communities they serve and protect, and they want more women to consider a career in law enforcement. Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police.

LANSING, Mich. - When it comes to fighting crime and keeping Michigan streets safe, Michigan State Police (MSP) want women to know law enforcement isn't just a man's job. Trooper Marjorie Richardson has been with the state police for over 25 years, and while many believe police work is purely physi...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new report on Summer Nutrition Programs shows Michigan and several other states doing a better job of helping kids stay nourished and healthy while school is out for the summer. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

LANSING, Mich. - School's out, but that doesn't mean picnics and barbecues for all Michigan kids. A new report found more low-income kids in the state are benefiting from summer nutrition programs. But experts say more needs to be done to close the hunger gap. According to the report, last summer...Read More

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