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The ground rules seem to have been set concerning the sexual assault allegations against nominee Brett Kavenaugh. Also on the Monday rundown: we will take you to a state where more than 60 thousand kids are chronically absent; plus the rural digital divide a two-fold problem for Kentucky.

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Public News Service - MI: Health Issues

The World Health Organization lists wireless radiation as a possible human carcinogen and a major government study linked it to tumors in rats. (D3Damon/iStockphoto)

LANSING, Mich. – This week, the nation mourns the loss of Senator John McCain, who succumbed to a brain tumor known as glioblastoma. Now, groups concerned about the health effects of radiation from cell phones and cell towers are raising the alarm about this increasingly common type of cancer.

The Monroe Power Plant, opened in 1974, is just one such coal-burning facility in Michigan set to close by 2040. (Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. - The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it's loosening rules on emissions from coal-fired power plants, rolling back the requirements of President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. The new rules largely would allow states to regulate emissions - and in Michigan, it's uncl

Nearly 294,000 Michiganders are enrolled in a federal insurance marketplace plan for 2018. (Twenty20.com)

LANSING, Mich. – The future of health-care coverage is top of mind for many Michiganders, who will be heading to the polls next week for the state's primary election. While Republican lawmakers work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and some Democrats promote a government-run system, others

An estimated 60 percent of working-age Medicaid enrollees are employed, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Goir/iStockphoto)

LANSING, Mich. – The old saying goes that sunlight is the best disinfectant - and a new bill in the Michigan Legislature would shine a light on big companies that pay their workers so little that they qualify for government-funded health care. House Bill 6146, the Fair Share Health Care Disc

Some groups say clean car standards passed in 2012 have saved Michiganders more than $1.1 billion at the gas pump. (Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – Executives of the nation's automakers are slated to meet with President Donald Trump Friday to discuss a rollback of fuel-economy requirements. The White House wants to weaken Obama-era standards that would essentially double the average fuel economy of new cars, SUVs and li

Researchers say 150,000 Michiganders could lose Medicaid health coverage should the state pass work-requirement legislation. (Fransisco Osorio/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - A Michigan House committee is expected to discuss a proposal today to impose a work requirement on Medicaid recipients, but some researchers say the legislation would do more harm than good. Senate Bill 897 would impose a work requirement of 29 hours per week for able-bodied adults

Grab bars in bathrooms and other accessibility features in homes can help prevent falls, a leading cause of injury for older adults. (Nancy Hugo/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – Climbing a staircase or stepping into a bathtub are among the everyday tasks that can become a challenge to folks as they age, and also sometimes a danger. Senate Bill 184 could help aging Michiganders address these concerns in their homes. If passed, adults with disabilitie

Cities across Michigan will join hundreds around the globe to celebrate World Water Day. (Valerie Jean/People’s Water Board of Detroit)

LANSING, Mich. — Folks from all ends of the state are being called upon to raise their voices for clean water. World Water Day is Thursday, March 22, and a coalition of organizations is rallying in the state capital to show elected leaders that affordable and protected water is a priority in

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