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September 19, 2018 RSS feed / News

County Road Agencies Release “Don’t Miss” List for Fall Color

A mostly hot and humid summer is giving way to cooler temperatures and those brilliant autumnal colors that blanket the state each fall. More...

September Marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death, among men in Michigan. More...

Bill Authorizes Creation of Second Soo Lock

Monday, September 10, leaders in the House and Senate released the America’s Water and Infrastructure Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that will fund America’s water resources and infrastructure.  More...

Michigan Teacher of the Year Program Accepting Nominations

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is asking educators, administrators, students and parents to help it find the next Michigan Teachers of the Year (MTOYs) to preside over a time-honored program sponsored by the Meemic Foundation. More...

Final Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Starts Saturday

Volunteers soon will be scouring the roadsides looking for trash during the year’s final Adopt-A-Highway pickup. More...

Felony Questions Removed from State Job Applications

Friday, September 7 governor Rick Snyder announced the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has removed the checkbox reading “Were you convicted of a felony?” that precedes occupational and construction code licensing app More...

Two Invasive Species Identified as New Threats to Michigan

Spotted lanternfly, a leafhopper native to China and India, and Japanese chaff flower, a plant from East Asia, have been added to the state’s invasive species watch list due to the threats they pose to agriculture and the environment.  More...

MIOSHA Offers $250,000 in Grants to Keep Workers Safe

Employers with up to 250 employees now can apply for a matching grant of up to $5,000 to make improvements in their workplace safety and health, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) announced recently. More...

Soo Tribe Bans Baiting in CWD Areas

Effective this hunting season, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians instituted a ban on the baiting of deer in Kent, Ionia, Montcalm, Mecosta, Newaygo and Ottawa counties. More...

State Police Investigate Fatal Car Crash in Pickford

On September 11 at approximately 5:45 a.m., the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste. Marie Post responded to the intersection of M-129 and M- 80 in Pickford Township, Chippewa County, for a two-vehicle traffic crash.  More...

Michigan Trails Week Is September 22 - 29

When it comes to quality trails, many Michigan residents already know there’s no place like home.  With more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails that connect communities and provide health and economic benefits, it’s easy fo More...

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month Stresses Safety Inside and Out

More than 10,000 people are hospitalized across the state each year due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). To help raise awareness of these often-preventable injuries, September has been declared TBI Awareness Month by Gov. Rick Snyder .  More...

Experts Say Some EUP Industries are Ripe for Growth

Economic developers from both sides of the St. Marys River are joining forces to attract new investment into the region, narrowing focus on a few key industries that experts believe are well-positioned for growth.  More...

Deadline Extended for Some Medical Marihuana Licenses

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has issued new emergency administrative rules to continue the implementation of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA).  More...