Saturday, January 22, 2022

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Despite a failed attempt in the U.S. Senate, more than 200 business owners call for federal reforms to strengthen election laws, and the U.S. Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers.

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President Biden gets cheers and jeers as he marks his first year in the White House, the Jan. 6 committee wants to hear from Ivanka Trump, and the Supreme Court rejects another challenge to the Texas abortion law.

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Expanded broadband akin to electrification in rural America 80 years ago; small Wyoming grocery store survives monopolization; revitalized Kansas town gets national recognition; and Montana's Native communities look for voter suppression work-arounds.

Michigan

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

MI Researcher Takes Up the Genetics of Stuttering

More than 2.5 million Americans stutter at some point in their lives, and a Michigan researcher is among those learning more about the genetics of …

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Report: MI Kids Eligible but Not Receiving Child-Care Subsides

New state and county data show among Michigan's youngest children, there are gaps and disparities in access to crucial health, nutritional and …


Utilities: Don't Wait to Seek Heating Help During Cold Winter Months

With Michigan receiving more federal funding for home heating assistance, utility companies are also chipping in to help people stay warm this winter…

MI Universities Get Funding to Sequence COVID, Other Infectious Diseases

A new grant will increase the capacity for infectious-disease sequencing and research in Michigan, to improve the state's ability to respond to …


MI Groups Combat Election Misinformation, Urge Democracy Reform

Community groups have held vigils across Michigan this week to call for voting and democracy reform on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack …

Report: Saltier Water Puts Lake Michigan Wildlife at Risk

The Great Lakes hold about one-fifth of the Earth's fresh water, but a new report indicates they're getting saltier - and says that's reason for …


Researchers: MI Communities Need More Mental Health Support

Pockets of Michigan have limited or no access to mental health providers, and a new pilot program aims to change it. The Wayne State University …

MI Petition Seeks to Overrule Governor's Veto on Restrictive Voter ID Law

A petition from the group "Secure MI Vote" is aiming to circumvent Michigan's regular legislative channels and pass laws restricting many residents' a…


MI Redistricting Commission to Take Final Vote on New Maps

DETROIT -- The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission holds a public meeting today in Detroit, to hear what people think about new …

Groups Warn Michiganders to Beware Possible Holiday Scams

LANSING, Mich. -- Consumer advocates are warning Michigan residents to be on the lookout for possible scams this holiday season. They say some people …


MI Utilities Work to Build Resiliency Against Future Storms

MIDLAND, Mich. -- As at least 30 tornadoes were reported this weekend in the South and lower Midwest, Michigan also faced a windstorm that cut power …

Groups: Removing Tax on Menstrual Products a Step Toward More Accessibility

LANSING, Mich. -- One in five teens in the U.S. struggle to afford period products, and Michigan organizations are working to make pads, tampons…


 

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