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November 14, 2018 RSS feed / News

United Way Announces Open Letter of Intent to Apply for Funding

United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula is seeking organizations interested in partnering on health, education or financial stability programming to assist in EUP communities. More...

Michigan Measles Cases Reach 15

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed 15 cases of measles in Michigan so far in 2018, the highest level the state has seen since 1994 when 26 cases were reported.  More...

Grant Supports Children, Pregnant Mothers’ Mental Health Issues

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will expand a program statewide to support primary care providers in addressing children’s and pregnant women’s mental health issues with a five-year federal grant for $445,000 More...

Hepatitis A Vaccination Important for High Risk Groups

It’s been more than two years since public health officials began battling a hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan, and as of November 7 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reporting 905 cases. More...

Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest Seeks Entrants

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Missing Persons Coordination Unit invites fifth grade students statewide to participate in the 2019 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. More...

Secretary of State to Close for Thanksgiving

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  All offices will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, and SUPER!Ce More...

AAA Forecasts Most Thanksgiving Travelers in 12+ Years

AAA projects more than 1.7 million Michigan residents will journey 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving holiday. This represents the most travelers since 2007 and a nearly five percent increase over last year.  More...

Stay Alert Behind the Wheel

The Insurance Alliance of Michigan is encouraging drivers to think twice before getting behind the wheel when they feel sleepy, part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about tired driving during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week.  More...

Snowfall Prompts Refresher on Winter Weather Driving Tips

Michigan’s first brush with winter weather took place last weekend as one to three inches of snow fell across much of the lower peninsula, while the Upper Peninsula saw six to 12 inches.  More...

Marquette Group Seeks Nonprofit Projects for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  More...

Senator Schmidt Talks about Recent Elections

Monday, November 12 State Senator Wayne Schmidt visited Newberry as part of his ongoing “Coffee Hour” program, in which he makes monthly stops in most of his District.  More...

Michigan DIFS Announces 2018 Health Plan Rates

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has released final Health Plan Rates for the 2019 open enrollment period, which begins November 1, 2018 and ends December 15, 2018.  More...

DNR Seeks to Fill Vacancies on U.P. Citizens Advisory Councils

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Councils.  More...

Showcasing the DNR: Saving Michigan’s Bats

Maybe you’ve noticed fewer bats active during those warm, buggy summer evenings and wondered why?  This situation is not unique to Michigan. In fact, many places throughout North America have seen declines in bat numbers.  More...